Common genetic disease linked to paternal age

The following is an excerpt. Scientists at USC have unlocked the mystery of why new cases of the genetic disease ...
readingbaby

Scientists identify mutations associated with intelligence for first time

In the first study of its kind that has generated a reproducible result, researchers report on ten variations in DNA ...

Scientists restore long-term memory to mice

The following is an excerpt. University of California-Irvine neurobiologists have discovered a protein complex in neurons that is essential to ...

After the Supreme Court’s DNA decision, what’s the future of criminal justice?

The following is an edited excerpt. “Law enforcement agencies routinely have used scientific advancements in their standard procedures for the identification ...
test tubes

Geneticists push for global data-sharing

69 institutions in 13 countries are working to enable the free flow of information in genomic medicine ...

Plans for a global trove of genetic data

The goal is to put the vast collection of data on genetic variations and health into databases open to researchers ...

Southern Europeans more African than thought

The following is an edited excerpt. Southern Europeans get a significant portion of their genetic ancestry from North Africa, new ...

The value of running genetic analysis on breastmilk

The following is an edited excerpt. The composition of breast milk varies from mother to mother, and genetic factors may affect the ...

Genetic testing to predict risk of tooth loss

The following is an edited excerpt.  In a new study published online in the Journal of Dental Research, Dr. William Giannobile, ...

Should extinct species be revived via genetic technology?

The following is an excerpt. Last month, hundreds of experts who study human-environment interactions called on policymakers to take immediate ...

The fight against genome parasites

The following is an edited excerpt. In the gonads of animals, genome parasites, such as transposons, pose a serious threat ...

New method of mass-producing high-quality DNA molecules

The following is an edited excerpt. Researchers at Karolinska Institute in Sweden and Harvard University announced the development of a ...

Edinburgh scientists make stem cell breakthrough

The following is an excerpt. Scientists in Edinburgh have taken a vital step forward in understanding how cells can be ...

Jewish identity and IVF

The following is an excerpt. Since the 1990s, the consensus among Jewish authorities has been that the bearing mother, not ...

Black women more prone to breast cancer gene

The following is an excerpt. A new study shows that about 20 percent of black women with breast cancer carry ...

Muscle disease gene identified in fish

The following is an excerpt. If you prod a zebrafish embryo, it will normally twitch its tail and try to ...
cdester fb d ff ffd d e bb dfdf c bd c

Clinical geneticists oppose some direct-to-consumer genetic testing

A majority of European clinical geneticists oppose direct-to-consumer genetic tests for serious or untreatable health issues ...

Studying the human genome, ten and counting

The following is an editorial summary. In this interview, Eric D. Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, ...

Cacao genome sequenced

The following is an excerpt. The genome of the most commonly cultivated cacao plant in the world is now sequenced ...

The epigenetics of monogomy in prarie voles

The following is an edited excerpt. The mechanism behind prairie voles’ lifelong social monogamy is partly epigenetic, according to a ...

The threat of genome theft

The following is an excerpt. Most of us occasionally worry that some online mishap, like a misreading of Facebook’s latest ...

Oswald T Avery: unsung hero of genetic science

The following is an excerpt. Seventy years ago, at about midnight on 26 May 1943, a slight, balding man in ...

Gene therapy helps muscular dystrophy patients breathe easier

The following is an excerpt. Children with a rare form of muscular dystrophy called Pompe disease often spend their days ...
breast cancer graph

The complexity of cancer genetics

To develop cancer-specific drugs, we need to distinguish cancer cells from healthy cells -- but it’s not so easy ...
f f ee c z e

Centenarian genetics: The search for longevity-enhancing biotech

People who live past age 100 develop diseases at much later ages than the rest of us. Scientists are working ...
d Identical twins x

Why do identical twins end up having such different lives?

The following is an editorial summary. How can identical twins--individuals who have the same genes and who grew up in ...

Mending bones with magnetic stem cells

The following is an excerpt. Scientists have developed an injectable gel containing stem cells that could be used to repair ...

Drug-resistant avian flu strains emerge

The following is an edited excerpt. The H7N9 strain of bird flu circulating in China appears to have easily developed ...
Share via
Send this to a friend