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As gene mapping nears $1,000, will it improve our health?

The cost of mapping a person's full genetic profile has been dropping quickly. Now, doctors are struggling with a new ...
money

Risk and DNA: In search of the money gene

What makes someone want to start a business? That was what the young economist Philipp Koellinger was trying to figure ...
brain

Genetics of homosexuality: “Don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t publish”?

Critics of homosexuals portray it as a “deviant” lifestyle choice and a violation of God’s will. Some religious conservatives argue ...
woman and doctor

Will Gattaca come true?

Noninvasive, early fetal tests for sex, paternity and chromosomal conditions will change pregnancy dramatically- and raise tricky ethical questions.A scientist ...
farming

Combating depression with green care therapies

One example of a promising but under-studied therapy is "green care" or "care farming," a type of intervention that uses ...
old age

Your genes decide how old you get

If your grandparents were able to celebrate their 90th birthday there’s a good chance you might do the same. Our ...
Legacy book

Jews are an ancient Middle Eastern ‘tribe’, genes reveal

In his new book, “Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People,” Harry Ostrer, a medical geneticist and professor at ...
XNA

Synthetic DNA is tomorrow’s medicine

An international team of researchers has created revolutionary proteins that can copy synthetic genetic material – the so-called XNA (Xeno-Nucleic ...
jason

Real “Beautiful Mind”- College dropout became mathematical genius after mugging

Jason Padgett, 41, sees complex mathematical formulas everywhere he looks and turns them into stunning, intricate diagrams he can draw ...