We each have 3 billion base pairs in our genome. Artificial intelligence can help us sort it out.

We each have 3 billion base pairs in our genome. Artificial intelligence can help us sort it out.

Genes carry the information that make you you. So it's fitting that, when sequenced and stored in a computer, your ...
Dementia, Alzheimer's linked to soda -- and why you shouldn't worry about it

Dementia, Alzheimer’s linked to soda — and why you shouldn’t worry about it

If you didn’t know better, you’d think Alzheimer’s disease is the plot of a bad horror movie: A creeping silent killer steals ...

Physicists plan to use people’s DNA in ‘interstellar beacon’ to attract intelligent life

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Space is either infinite, or ...

Modern genetics could bring back mouth-watering strawberries

Think about the best strawberry you ever tasted. Sweet, with a flavor that’s a greater-than-the-sum mix of overripe peach, underripe ...

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut go natural, but no one knows what that really means

Last week, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut both announced they are going natural. Goodbye Yellow-5. Ciao trans fat. Sayonara unsustainable palm oil. “Today’s ...

Are designer babies really in the near future?

Ever since in vitro fertilization made it possible for parents to select embryos with the best genetics, precisely-engineered progeny have been ...

Doomed mammoth-cloning attempt foiled by cosmic rays

Hwang Woo-Suk is the bad boy of genetics. He’s most famous for falsely claiming to have cloned human stem cells ...
Thumper, What Did Your Father Tell You?

Lucky fourth leaf: Mutation in clover DNA still a mystery

So you lost your job and your life’s a mess. You’re fat, you’re broke, you’re bad at sex. You’re looking at ...