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Neanderthal cloning: Morally wrong and scientifically challenging

Genetic imprinting limits the scientific value of cloning a Neanderthal ...
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Bionic eyes may soon be available in the U.S.

For people with retinitis pigmentosa -- a rare genetic disease that damages cells in the back of the eye -- ...
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Orphan genes spawn from junk DNA

Despite orphan genes' seeming incompatibility with evolutionary theory, they're actually an example of natural selection at its finest ...
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Scientists look to burrowing mice to understand genetics of instinct

A recent study in Nature reveals that the complex burrowing behavior of two sister species of mice is controlled by ...
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Can genomics help developing countries face their growing burden of disease?

For low-income countries, establishing health care genomics is expensive and requires infrastructure and skilled human resources that may be lacking ...
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Ron Unz on genius, IQ, race and meritocracy

What is the nature of intelligence and genius? Literally thousands of studies definitively show that DNA plays a dominant role; ...
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It’s time to stop obsessing about the dangers of genetic information

The personal genomics horse has bolted, yet many members of the medical community are still trying to shut the barn ...
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“The Signal and the Noise” in pharmacogenomics

Nate Silver, author of the 538 blog at the New York Times, has made statistics and quantitative modeling “cool” with ...
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Nature creates genetically modified organisms — including humans

Despite some concerns over the transfer of DNA from one organism to another to create genetically modified crops and animals, ...
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Genetic testing of Newtown shooter will provide few answers

It’s difficult to contemplate what could drive a young man to kill 20 schoolchildren, six teachers, his own mother, and ...
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New class of GM mosquito rattles anti-GMO campaigns

The Food and Drug Administration will soon decide whether or not to allow the release of genetically modified mosquitoes to ...
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Genetically reprogrammed AIDs virus rescues girl from cancer

In the first of its kind experimental treatment, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia used a disabled form of the virus that ...
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Genetic pre-natal test opens window to improved diagnoses, stirs concerns

New fetal screening tests using gene chips instead of conventional chromosomal evaluation to identify congenital diseases may ignite a turf ...
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UK could miss out on the genomics revolution

The UK has a huge opportunity to lead the world in disease discovery, treatments and cures. But support from the ...
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Myriad BRCA patents under review by SCOTUS

Are human genes patentable? Myriad genetics, which holds patents on two genes that can signal if a woman faces a ...
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New eugenics and the question of personal choice

Eugenics is back in the headlines. Our ability to examine and manipulate our genes is more advanced than ever. But ...
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Children and DNA

DNA provides the operating instructions for our cells that influence everything from a person’s hair color to susceptibility to disease ...
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Political incorrectness alert: Genes and hormones likely influence women’s votes

CNN has been widely ridiculed this week for posting and quickly taking down a story about new research regarding how ...
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Craig Venter’s vision to print life, generate vaccines

Craig Venter imagines a future where you can download software, print a vaccine and inject it at home, contagion averted ...
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Race and intelligence

There is no more explosive issue in human genetics than the issue of race and IQ. Ron Unz, a leading ...
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Zombie alert? Male DNA found in women’s brains might prevent disease

Male DNA found in the brains of women appears to have come from male fetuses they carried when pregnant, and ...
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In breakthrough, geneticists find 4 distinct types of cancer leading to new treatments

In findings that are fundamentally reshaping the scientific understanding of breast cancer, researchers have identified four genetically distinct types of ...
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Re-evaluating the junk DNA discovery

Over the last few days, several interesting blog posts and pieces have cast doubt on those front-page claims that our ...
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US court upholds federal funding for stem cell research

A federal appeals court has ruled that because no human embryos are destroyed in human embryonic stem cell research studies ...
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Dysfunction at FDA threatens medical genetics industry

According to Jon Entine, after a series of stumbles and scandals, the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to oversee the ...
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Behind the hype on stem cells

There's a lot of hype about the potential for stem cells to revolutionise medicine, but the race to innovation shouldn't ...
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Controversy heats up over whether or not modern humans may have mated with Neanderthals

Over the years, there have been many studies regarding the possibility of whether or not humans and Neanderthals really interbred- ...