Scientists create map of human brain

A comprehensive atlas of the adult human brain that reveals the activity of genes across the entire organ has been ...
In breakthrough, geneticists find 4 distinct types of cancer leading to new treatments

In breakthrough, geneticists find 4 distinct types of cancer leading to new treatments

In findings that are fundamentally reshaping the scientific understanding of breast cancer, researchers have identified four genetically distinct types of ...

Scientists use genetics, climate reconstructions to track global spread of modern humans out of Africa

Research indicates the out-of-Africa spread of humans was dictated by the appearance of favourable climatic windows. By integrating genetics with ...

Diseases of aging map to a few ‘hotspots’ on the human genome

Researchers have long known that individual diseases are associated with genes in specific locations of the genome. Genetics researchers at ...

Prenatal genome sequencing expected to pose challenges to doctors

Geneticists soon will be able to identify an unborn child’s risk of developing chronic diseases later in life and possibly ...
Using race in medicine

Using race in medicine

Racial categories are currently ubiquitous in medicine and medical research. How are these categories determined? Is there uniformity from one ...
Genomic studies find all humans did not originate in East Africa

Genomic studies find all humans did not originate in East Africa

The largest study of genetic variance across present-day populations in southern Africa suggests that there is no single place in ...
What does the $1000 genome mean for you?

What does the $1000 genome mean for you?

The cost of genome sequencing is starting to sink into the affordable range. Should you save up and get one? ...

Scientists use genetics, climate reconstructions to track global spread of modern humans out of Africa

Research indicates the out-of-Africa spread of humans was dictated by the appearance of favourable climatic windows. By integrating genetics with ...

The Bushmen tell us a lot about human evolution and genetics

When it comes to the human genetics of the Khoe-San there’s a little that’s stale and unoriginal for me in ...

First human whole-brain genetic map created

A team at the Allen Institute for Brain Science has created the first human brain-wide map of gene expression data ...
New gene-therapy approach could improve obesity treatment

New gene-therapy approach could improve obesity treatment

Medical researchers at the University of Alberta have found a new way of using gene therapy to treat obesity. The ...
Cord blood-derived stem cells: New therapeutic option for brain disorders?

Cord blood-derived stem cells: New therapeutic option for brain disorders?

Stem cell technology has the potential to revolutionize medicine, but the revolution has been considerably slower than expected. Government restrictions ...

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act passes House of Representatives

The House of Representatives passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2007 on Wednesday, April 25. GINA is expected ...

Research reveals that genetics may play a role in how people behave during a crisis

Many people may wonder how they would react in an emergency situation, one that could involve risking their lives to ...

Stem cells do decline with aging, scientists’ finding confirmed

The ageing process adversely affects the quantity of the bone marrow stem cells, was the finding by the Indo-Japan joint ...
Stem cells restore hearing in deaf gerbils

Stem cells restore hearing in deaf gerbils

In a new study, scientists were able to restore partial hearing to deaf gerbils by implanting human embryonic stem cells ...

Meet the world’s first transhumanist politician

It's not necessarily a negative thing for us to become less human, says transhumanist politician Giuseppe Vatinno ...

Genome sequencing of one patient’s tumor could lead to new treatment options

“In mapping the entire genome of a tumor from a patient with advanced bladder cancer, researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering have ...

Potential of genetics to transform medicine risks being wasted, say experts

The genetics community needs to work far more collaboratively if it is to meet the challenges of the genomic era, ...

Single change in genetic sequence can significantly impact BMI variability

One small change to the DNA sequence can cause more weighty changes to the human body, according to a new ...

DNA methylation study finds key to bee destiny

New research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience on September 16, 2012, and reviewed at the Eureka Alert web site ...

Prenatal information: Ecstasy or agony?

Slate reposts a piece from New Scientist, Do You Really Want To Know Your Baby’s Genetics? It is arranged as ...

Scientists find insulin sensitivity gene, may lead to new diabetes treatments

Oxford University researchers have discovered, for the first time, a single gene responsible for increasing insulin sensitivity in humans. The ...

Genes which determine human facial expressions identified

Scientists have identified five genes that determine the human facial expressions ...

Human, malaria-causing parasite genomes sequenced

THE human genetic instruction book just got more readable. Nearly a decade after the Human Genome Project assembled the genome’s ...

Geneticists verify cholesterol-cancer link

University of Rochester Medical Center scientists discovered new genetic evidence linking cholesterol and cancer, raising the possibility that cholesterol medications ...

Genes could be powerful predictor of our capacity to deal with stress, study shows

Work stress, job satisfaction and health problems due to high stress have more to do with genes than you might ...