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Why the promise of precision drug treatments is blunted by a lack of racial diversity in genetics research

A lack of racial and ethnic diversity in pharmacogenomic research is raising questions about whether poorly represented groups are being ...
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‘Terrible science’: Archaeological geneticists blast study that used DNA to identify Jack the Ripper

News media was buzzing [March 18] with a claim that scientists had finally figured out the real identity of the ...
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DNA of the dead: Genetic testing companies offering to use envelopes licked by the deceased

In the past year, genealogists have been abuzz about the possibility of getting DNA out of old stamps and envelopes ...
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Atheists are mutants? Dissecting a ‘genetics’ paper without genetics

I just came across a paper with an interesting title: The Mutant Says in His Heart, “There Is No God”. The ...
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Podcast: Geneticist Mary-Claire King nearly quit science—then discovered the first breast cancer gene

Mary-Claire King's stellar career has covered human and chimp evolution, finding BRCA1 and reuniting families that have been torn apart ...
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Has genetic analysis identified Jack the Ripper?

Forensic scientists say they have finally fingered the identity of Jack the Ripper, the notorious serial killer who terrorized the ...
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When birth control fails: Genetic mutation can make the pill less effective

For nearly 60 years, hormonal contraceptives have freed women from their own biology. ... But no form of hormonal birth control—pill, patch, ...
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Viewpoint: Genetic research can’t fulfill its potential without greater diversity in study populations

Genetic differences exist between people of different ancestries. That means genetic studies that focus on just a handful of populations ...
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Can a genetic test help you find the right marriage partner?

Does a good marriage depend on having the right genes? ...
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Can 23andMe’s consumer genetics test predict diabetes risk?

Adding to its roster of healthcare offerings, the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe announced [March 11] that it can provide ...
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We have so much genomic data—we need AI to help us grapple with it

Genomics is set to become the biggest source of data on the planet, overtaking the current leading heavyweights – astronomy, ...
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Why a happy marriage might be influenced by genetics

The secret to a happy marriage lies in the genes, scientists have discovered, as new research finds a predisposition not to be ...
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Why it might be possible for children to inherit their parents’ morals

A new baby is often welcomed with speculation about whether they got their eyes and nose from mom or dad, ...
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Crime scene investigators couldn’t tell identical twins’ DNA apart. Until now

One night in November 1999, a 26-year-old woman was raped in a parking lot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Police officers ...
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Genetic study sheds light on heritability of autism risk

A new analysis of DNA from more than 20,000 people with autism identifies 12 regions in the genome that harbor ...
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What makes something funny? Genetics almost certainly plays a role

What we find funny can differ wildly from person to person. And scientists have found that genetics plays at least ...
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Genetic testing could predict potential for cancerous growths to become invasive lung cancer

A type of non-invasive cancer called carcinoma in situ (CIS) can occur in the human lung. Some cases of CIS will ...
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Why you shouldn’t expect the DNA you send to companies like 23andMe to remain private forever

The data you shared with a genetic testing startup like 23andMe is private — for now. But maintaining that privacy, which rests ...
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Searching for ‘hidden talents’: Chinese parents turn to genetic tests for their toddlers

Fears of seeing their children fall behind their peers have left Chinese parents searching for anything to give them a ...
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Newborns and genome sequencing: Do we sacrifice privacy in the name of health?

If history provides a lesson, routine newborn genomic sequencing won’t come without a fight ...
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Demand surges for genetic autism testing in Europe

In France, some two-thirds of autistic children receive some kind of genetic test, paid for by the national health service ...
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Should all women get BRCA genetic testing as part of ‘routine medical care’? Key panel says ‘no’

Primary care providers should screen women for personal, family and/or ethnic history of breast, ovarian, tubal or peritoneal cancer to ...
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Do all breast cancer patients need genetic testing?

The nation’s breast surgeons are advising that all patients diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing to check for ...
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Fertility doctor suspected of fathering 200 children will have DNA tested, court rules

A fertility doctor suspected to have fathered scores of people by secretly swapping donors' sperm for his own will have ...
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We are in the midst of a consumer DNA ‘testing frenzy’

By the start of 2019, more than 26 million consumers had added their DNA to four leading commercial ancestry and ...
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Is love a mystery of the heart? Or hard-wired in our genes?

Scientists have identified a number of genetic markers that 'code' humans for attraction--genes for intelligence, subtle human body odors, height ...
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‘Google of sorts’: DNA database harnesses power of genome sequences

In 2015, scientists discovered a pig in China that would set off a frantic, worldwide search. The pig carried bacteria ...
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Ouch! Why is pain so much worse for some of us?

Exploring how pain differs from person to person ...