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Would Rosalind Franklin have won a Nobel for her work on viruses?

Would Rosalind Franklin have won a Nobel for her work on viruses?

Best known for her part in discovering the structure of DNA, Franklin also discovered the structure of viruses ...
James Watson weighs in against Myriad in gene patent debate

James Watson weighs in against Myriad in gene patent debate

Last month, co-discoverer of DNA, James Watson, took a break making controversial remarks to file an amicus brief in the ...
Genetic descrimination claims on the rise

Genetic descrimination claims on the rise

New lawsuits mark stepped up enforcement of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. How are employers adapting? ...
DNA superstorage: Apocalypse-proofing the world's data

DNA superstorage: Apocalypse-proofing the world’s data

In terms of information density, DNA outclasses anything we’ve been able to invent. Two scientists think all the world's information ...
Scientist create stem cells without genetic manipulation

Scientist create stem cells without genetic manipulation

Scientists demonstrate a new way to reprogram adult tissue to become cells like embryonic stem cells, without using genes ...
X chromosome may control male fertility

X chromosome may control male fertility

Researchers have found that the X (i.e."female") chromosome contains scores of genes that define male-only traits ...
Crops that can genetically modify their pests

Crops that can genetically modify their pests

Imagine a future in which genetically engineered plants are able to genetically engineer -- and thereby defeat -- their own ...
How much does genetics dictate your mood and mindset?

How much does genetics dictate your mood and mindset?

Optimism and pessimism are not purely genetic: we have some control over our perception of the world ...
Shutting down the extra chromosome in Down's syndrome

Shutting down the extra chromosome in Down’s syndrome

Researchers have shut down the third, extra, Down's-syndrome-causing copy of the 21st chromosome in human cells ...
Curing the disease known as aging

Curing the disease known as aging

Is aging a process that we simply have to accept as a fact of life or is it something we ...
Gene therapy for baby born without immune system

Gene therapy for baby born without immune system

Doctors re-engineered a girl's DNA using a ‘reprogrammed virus’ to splice in the vital gene she is missing into her ...
Spatial skills may be an early sign of creativity

Spatial skills may be an early sign of creativity

A gift for spatial reasoning—the kind that may inspire a child to dismantle a clock—may be a greater predictor of ...
Is gene therapy coming of age?

Is gene therapy coming of age?

Researchers are promising results from gene therapy trials for the treatment of two different rare diseases ...
Should we control sex to protect humanity's future?

Should we control sex to protect humanity’s future?

The more we know about the nature of reproduction, the more we can control it -- and our own future ...
Myriad Genetics sues competitors for patent infringement

Myriad Genetics sues competitors for patent infringement

Myriad genetics is suing two competitors for infringing on patents not covered by the Supreme Court's ruling on human gene ...
UK joins project to make first synthetic eukaryote

UK joins project to make first synthetic eukaryote

UK researchers join a project to create the first synthetic eukaryote: designer yeast ...
Ancient bones' DNA draws a direct line to people living today

Ancient bones’ DNA draws a direct line to people living today

A study of mitochondrial DNA reveals the long history of the Native American community in northern British Columbia, Canada ...
Monsanto wants to help honeybees fight mites with biotech

Monsanto wants to help honeybees fight mites with biotech

A new weapon in that fight to save honeybees could be RNA molecules that kill a troublesome parasite by disrupting ...
New genome sequencing technique produces its first genetically-screened IVF baby

New genome sequencing technique produces its first genetically-screened IVF baby

The first IVF baby to screened using an inexpensive and fast genome sequencing procedure has been born in the US ...
Scientists watch DNA development in a growing brain

Scientists watch DNA development in a growing brain

Researchers have used chemical tracking and genome sequencing to create a time-lapse map of human brains as they develop ...
The smallest bacterial genome, in context

The smallest bacterial genome, in context

Researchers find that a bacteria's tiny genome size is made possible only because its host's genetic code does some of ...
Gene sleuths find how some naturally resist cholera

Gene sleuths find how some naturally resist cholera

Researchers found that people of the Ganges Delta have adapted genetically to withstand cholera and arsenic ...
Pointing to breakthrough, human stem cells used to create tiny new livers

Pointing to breakthrough, human stem cells used to create tiny new livers

Organ transplant tissues created from stem cells have long been a medical hope. An international research team using human liver ...
Building the internet of genes

Building the internet of genes

The global alliance to support secure sharing of genomic and clinical data represents potential for both tremendous good and unknown ...
Britain moves toward "three-parent" IVF babies

Britain moves toward “three-parent” IVF babies

Three-parent IVF could head off inherited mitochondrial disease in babies in Britain ...
Genomic medicine for astronauts

Genomic medicine for astronauts

Personalized genomics could be used to ensure that astronauts are in the best possible condition before they go into the ...
Neuroscience: Big promises, big problems

Neuroscience: Big promises, big problems

Neuroimaging is widely regarded as the key to understanding everything we do -- but is this wrong? ...
The DNA data deluge

The DNA data deluge

Computing, not sequencing, is now the limiting factor when it comes to genomics research ...