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Arthur R. Jensen, who sparked debate about the genetics of IQ, dies

Jensen is most famous for arguing that the gap in intelligence tests between blacks and whites was due to genetic ...

US companies hoard genetic data, European scientists urge greater openness

Using Myriad as Case Study, Paper Urges Europe to Ensure Greater Access to ...GenomeWebNEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The proprietary ...

Genomes project publishes inventory of human genetic variation

The resource built by the 1,000 Genomes Project will shed light on the genetic roots of complex diseases and suggest ...

Researchers sequence individual cancer cells, track their genetic divergence

The ability to sequence 100 human cancer genomes was unthinkable a decade ago, and it is still a remarkable feat ...
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Why I don’t want to know my genome sequence

PLoS Blogs (blog)Why I Don't Want to Know My Genome SequencePLoS Blogs (blog)The quest to know ourselves by our DNA ...

A potential flaw in how the activity of genes is assessed?

A Potential Flaw in How the Activity of Genes Is Assessed?Huffington PostHis laboratory at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research ...
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Can your genes explain sexual orientation?

Advocate.comCan Your Genes Explain Sexual Orientation?Advocate.comSo I think that the 23andMe platform is really conducive to doing research on sensitive ...

Humans are at least 8% virus

In the comments below there is a lot of talk about the worry of transferring gene X from organism 1 ...

Privacy and progress in whole genome sequencing

Privacy and Progress in Whole Genome SequencingJD Supra (press release)Earlier this month the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical ...

Genetics suggest global human expansion

Scientists using DNA sequencing say they've uncovered a previously unknown period when the human population expanded rapidly in prehistory. The ...
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Children and DNA

DNA provides the operating instructions for our cells that influence everything from a person’s hair color to susceptibility to disease ...

How to make stem cells: Nuclear reprogramming moves a step forward

The idea of taking a mature cell and removing its identity (nuclear reprogramming) so that it can then become any ...

Genetic studies may predict criminal tendencies

A law professor believes genetic profiling should be used to identify children who are predisposed to violent criminal behaviors. Law ...

Study finds precious stem cells are assigned ‘Bodyguard’ cells

Hiding deep inside our bone marrow — the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones — are special cells ...

Evolution follows a predictable genetic pattern, Princeton researchers find

Evolution, often perceived as a series of random changes, might in fact be driven by a simple and repeated genetic ...

Are placebo responses genetic?

A study recently published in PLOS one (Catechol-O-Methyltransferase val158met Polymorphism Predicts Placebo Effect in Irritable Bowel Syndrome) purports to have ...

Study reveals genetic causes of a male infertility disorder

Severe spermatogenic failure (SSF) is a genetic condition that causes low sperm count and infertility. New insights into the genetic ...

First human heart cell model developed using induced pluripotent stem cells

Researchers have successfully created a human heart cell model of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), an inherited heart muscle disorder ...

New genomics study shows ancestry could help solve disease riddles

Explosive advancement in human genome sequencing opens new possibilities for identifying the genetic roots of certain diseases and finding cures ...

Three-parent fertility method could remove gene defects

Biologists in Oregon report they've produced early-stage human embryos with genes from three parents, a new method that some day ...
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World’s first stem cell therapy trial to regrow breast tissues

A new step has been taken towards the development of a technique, which will allow the possibility of reconstructing breasts ...
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Eugenics reconsidered

Eugenics was embraced and even promoted by progressives 100 years ago as a tool to make the world a better ...
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Political incorrectness alert: Genes and hormones likely influence women’s votes

CNN has been widely ridiculed this week for posting and quickly taking down a story about new research regarding how ...

Gene mutation identifies colorectal cancer patients who live longer with aspirin therapy

Aspirin therapy can extend the life of colorectal cancer patients whose tumors carry a mutation in a key gene, but ...

Genome hunters go after martian DNA

Two high-profile entrepreneurs say they want to put a DNA sequencing machine on the surface of Mars in a bid ...

Could genetic diseases be cured in the womb?

Efforts to develop a working gene therapy for certain inherited diseases have reached a milestone with a new method for ...
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Craig Venter’s vision to print life, generate vaccines

Craig Venter imagines a future where you can download software, print a vaccine and inject it at home, contagion averted ...
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New gene therapy method replaces mitochondrial DNA, study says

Scientists have demonstrated a new type of gene therapy that would – in principle – allow mothers to avoid saddling ...