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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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Genetic screening: Do you really want to know what might eventually kill you?

Americans spend more than $5 billion annually on genetic testing for everything from Alzheimer's to breast cancer to Huntington's disease, ...
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Science 2.0 founder Hank Campbell responds to Neo-eugenics

Eugenics is attempting a 21st-century comeback. This has a lot of people scared. But it also has a lot of ...
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Harvard’s Richard Lewontin mangles population genetics review

Discover's blogger Razib Khan's dissects Harvard evolutionary biologist Richard Lewontin's biologically troublesome take-down of two books on "Jewish genetics". Lewontin ...
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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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Human enhancement: Resistance is futile?

In the next few decades we may well see see technology currently used to aid the sick and disabled -- ...
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First gene therapy to go on sale in 2013

The first gene therapy to be approved in a regulated market was announced by the European Commission. The therapy, available ...
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First gene therapy to go on sale in 2013

The first gene therapy to be approved in a regulated market was announced by the European Commission. The therapy, available ...
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Frozen egg banks – A “paradigm shift” for the fertility industry?

Advertising for frozen egg banks has recently kicked into high gear. The spread of large frozen egg banks also see ...
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Arthur R. Jensen, who sparked debate about the genetics of IQ, dies

Jensen is most famous for arguing that the gap in intelligence tests between blacks and whites was due to genetic ...
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Center for Genetics and Society escalates attack on life-saving gene therapy

CGS, a "progressive" but uber conservative-minded advocacy group that opposes many medical technology innovations is continuing its campaign against gene ...
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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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Eugenics reconsidered

Eugenics was embraced and even promoted by progressives 100 years ago as a tool to make the world a better ...
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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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Geneticists developing hens resistant to flu deadly to humans

Research scientists at Australia's national science research agency are using a technique called gene silencing to “switch off” virus genes ...
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DNA evidence may not be an open and shut case

The belief that DNA samples mark out individuals like an infallible biological barcode is powerful. But the process of tying ...
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Claim of first human stem cell trial unravels

Claims by a Japanese scientist to have run a clinical trial in which reprogrammed cardiac muscle cells grown from induced ...
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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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Was Lamarck right? How epigenetics may work

While no biologist believes that organisms can willfully change their physiology in response to their environment and pass those changes ...
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Genoeconomics: To uproar, researches say genetic diversity can predict economic success

A yet-to-be-published article in an upcoming issue of the prestigious American Economic Review by two economics professors, peer reviewed by ...
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‘Genetic signatures’ may predict prostate cancer

Researchers have identified genetic "signatures" for aggressive prostate cancer (the second most common cause of death in men, after lung ...
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How genetics shape political beliefs

Studies of identical twins unequivocally demonstrate the heritability of politically related behavior. What they do not do, though, is explain ...
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ACLU asks Supreme Court to rule on gene patents

The ACLU has petitioned the US Supreme Court to review a Federal Circuit Court’s decision that an isolated DNA sequence ...
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Anti-genetics NGO slams technique to eliminate hereditary diseases as unethical manipulation

The Center for Genetics and Society, which opposes gene modification on ideological grounds, is portraying as unethical a fertility treatment ...
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Past and future: Re-examining Dolly the Sheep, the first cloned animal

Fifteen years ago, scientists in Edinburgh announced to the world an incredible breakthrough: the creation of the first cloned animal--a ...
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DNA test for babies speeds diagnosis

A new technique for quickly analyzing the DNA of newborns zeros in on mutations that can cause disease, demonstrating that ...
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Association between obesity and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages

It's hardly shocking, but a National Institutes of Health funded study finds that people with a genetic proclivity for obesity ...