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Predicting the IQ of future people

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Jason Richwine was forced to resign from the Heritage Foundation by ...

Moving genomics closer to the clinic

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Foundation Medicine and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center this month announced a partnership that aims to bring genomics further ...
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Stem cell therapy deserves a dose of skepticism

Stem cells are at risk of becoming "the new snake oil peddled by 21st century charlatans" without better regulation and ...

Tracing breast cancer’s history

The following is an edited excerpt of a longer story. In today’s New York Times, the actress Angelina Jolie published a remarkably ...

Genetic genealogy sleuthing: A guide

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Personal genomics companies that type SNPs genome-wide can identify blocks of ...

Angelina Jolie: Should women be worried by genetics?

The following is a summary of a video. Angelina Jolie's decision to have a preventative double mastectomy is expected to ...

Bill would regulate ‘biosimilar’ drugs

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. SACRAMENTO — Two of the nation's largest biotech companies — Amgen Inc. of ...

Experts: Patients should have right to control genomic health information

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. May 9, 2013 — Doctors should not have the right or responsibility ...

Biological basis of mental illness challenged

The following is an editorial summary of a longer story. This blog post combines two competing views on the nature ...

Creepy or cool? Portraits derived from DNA in hair and gum found in public places

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. It started with hair. Donning a pair of rubber gloves, Heather Dewey-Hagborg collected ...

How do identical twins develop different personalities?

The following is an excerpt. Find a link to the full story below. Despite having the same genetic makeup, identical ...
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What role will genetics play in a biology-based approach to psychiatry?

Calls for a biology-based psychiatry are growing louder, but how will genetics fit into this puzzle? ...

Silk and cellulose can be used in stem cell cartilage repair

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Find a link to the full story below. Over 20 million ...

Somatic mutation links port-wine birthmarks, SWS, and melanoma of the eye

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Find a link to the full story below. Researchers have identified ...

Protein complex mutated in about 20% of all cancers

The following is an excerpt of a longer piece. You can find a link to full story below. Researchers identified ...

The ‘golden age’ of genetics that wasn’t

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Find a link to the full story below. The media marked ...

“Dorian Gray” gene delays onset of aging

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Find a link to the full story below. American researchers found ...

Relax: It’s good for your genes

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Find a link to the full story below. While it might ...
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Head for numbers? Brain anatomy best predictor of math aptitude

Children who are good at math may literally have a brain for numbers. New research indicates that the physical structure ...

Biological secrets of the criminal mind

The following is an excerpt. What is science revealing about the nature of the criminal mind? Adrian Raine, a professor ...

Improved DNA sequencing helps leukemia treatments

The following is an excerpt. ST. LOUIS – Doctors can now view patients’ leukemia from the equivalent of a helicopter ...

Israel Police skirt law, create migrant DNA database

The following is an excerpt. Police have been collecting for over a year now the DNA of African migrants who cross into ...

Sixty years of a (flawed) DNA worldview

The following is an excerpt. The popular notion of the double helix being the main and the only player in ...

Turning off cancer’s “master regulator”

The following is an excerpt. Researchers have identified a gene that, when repressed in tumor cells, puts a halt to ...

A new way to create genetically modified mice to model human disease

The following is an excerpt. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Whitehead Institute Founding Member Rudolf Jaenisch, who helped transform the study of genetics ...
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The evolution of prenatal disease

Scientists have begun to tease apart the interactions between evolution, genetics, disease, and pregnancy ...

Genomes provide clues for treating leukemia, endometrial cancers

This is an edited excerpt. Efforts to sequence the human genome have revealed genetic risk for disease, and taught us ...

What big data can tell you about your genome

Faster and cheaper computing power and software has meant that decoding work on the human genome, which took months of ...