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Using brain ‘fingerprints’ to study and refine autism treatment

[T]he National Institutes of Health has been supporting research into the ‘human connectome’— the collection of information pathways in the ...
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This 11-year-old girl inherited her genes almost entirely from one parent, her father

An 11-year-old girl from the Czech Republic was born with genes that came almost entirely from her father, instead of ...
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Gender, sex and identity: Sports’ ruling bodies struggle to draw lines to ensure fairness for all

The case of Caster Semenya is as fascinating as it is multi-faceted. And while the debate can be endless due ...
In lower risk groups, lifestyle, rather than genetics, plays the largest role in diabetes and heart disease, study shows

In lower risk groups, lifestyle, rather than genetics, plays the largest role in diabetes and heart disease, study shows

The data-miners have found a new vein of data, the UK Biobank, which contains genetic information on about 500,000 of ...
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Why you may need a second, or even third, opinion on your genetic test results

[Radiology resident Joshua Clayton] sent a sample of his saliva to 23andMe, the genetic testing company. His report was pretty ...
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Beyond the Golden State Killer: More cold cases cracked through genetic databases

[After news of the Golden State Killer arrest], The New York Times reported arrests in long-dormant cases in Washington State and ...
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Blood test could tell doctors when to use immunotherapy against cancer

Some cancers generate the seeds of their own destruction. Certain random mutations that accumulate in rapidly dividing tumor cells can ...
Are you an IPA beer fan? Your genes greatly influence whether you like hoppy, bitter brews

Are you an IPA beer fan? Your genes greatly influence whether you like hoppy, bitter brews

Maybe you love IPAs, maybe you hate them. Either way, your strong feelings about this beer style have origins beyond ...
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Proteogenomics: Forging a new path in precision medicine

Integrating its parent fields of proteomics and genomics with transcriptomics, proteogenomics is the latest in a series of ‘omics technologies ...
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DNA tests could reunite migrant families. But is there a reason for concern?

The U.S. government's plan to reunify immigrant children with their parents via DNA testing is an unusual but not unprecedented ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s why the controversial field of epigenetics is ‘so alluring’

I think of stories I’ve been told about my grandmother in 1945 Japan. … It feels plausible, and poetic, to ...
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Viewpoint: Even as a doctor, I didn’t understand my 23andMe breast cancer risk analysis

Anyone can order 23andMe — with less than $150 and a small tube of saliva, you can learn much about ...
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Viewpoint: We need better access to genetic tests to fulfill the promise of precision medicine

[E]ven as innovative targeted [cancer] therapies become available, various barriers prevent patients from gaining access to them. One hurdle that ...
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Talking Biotech: Mark Lynas’ evolution from anti-GMO activist to GMO advocate

Writer Mark Lynas discusses his life as an anti-GMO activist, why he changed his mind, and his new book Seeds ...
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Tester beware: Deleting your genetic data is ‘essentially impossible’

[Bloomberg journalist] Kristen V. Brown sent her spit to at least three different companies over the years. She went around ...
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Better ape genome assemblies could help us understand what ‘make us uniquely human’

New, higher-quality assemblies of great ape genomes have now been generated without the guidance of the human reference genome. The ...
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Viewpoint: Why you should give your DNA to NIH’s ‘All of Us’ initiative

The National Institutes of Health recently launched the All of Us Research Program to create one of the largest, richest public resources for biomedical ...
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Viewpoint: Why turning down 23andMe’s genetic testing was right for separated immigrant families

23andMe offered to genetically test undocumented migrants. Fortunately, some smart people said “no, thanks.” ... RAICES Texas, one of the ...
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How many genes in the human genome? The debate rages on

[In 2000] geneticists were running a sweepstake on how many genes humans have, and wagers ranged from tens of thousands ...
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Talking Biotech: Why Irish scientist Rosalind Franklin didn’t get the credit she deserved for the discovery of the structure of DNA

Geneticist Mark Lawler: Despite being instrumental in the discovery of DNA’s double-helical structure, Rosalind Franklin died at the age of ...
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This legal squabble is challenging the way we handle DNA ownership

Toronto businessman Harold Peerenboom and Marvel Entertainment chairman Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter were locked in an absurd suburban skirmish, bickering over ...
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23andMe asked to help reunite families separated during immigration enforcement push

California Rep. Jackie Speier is asking 23andMe, a popular DNA-testing company, to help reunite children separated from their parents under ...
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Privacy concerns? Genetic testing companies pressed by US lawmakers

Pressure is growing on direct-to-consumer genealogy and genetic testing companies to be more transparent about their privacy policies, after the ...
6-17-2018 Home-DNA-Test

3 questions to ask before buying a home DNA test

[One] DNA test found that my family’s dog, Teddy, is part pit bull, which comes as no surprise. Many rescue ...
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DNA spit test for prostate cancer risk?

A new DNA "spit test" for prostate cancer can identify men who have an increased risk of developing the disease ...
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If DNA can predict facial construction, how can we ever have genetic privacy?

DNA can now predict your facial structure. What does that mean for personal privacy? ...
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Viewpoint: Why we aren’t yet on the verge of a preemie prediction test

Earlier this month, I saw an interesting juxtaposition of newly-published papers making headlines. One was about predicting breast cancer recurrence ...
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Why would hackers want your DNA?

DNA testing service MyHeritage [recently] revealed that hackers had breached 92 million of its accounts. Though the hackers only accessed encrypted ...