Simple mutations could make bird flu more deadly

The following is an edited excerpt.  Genetic mutations in two emerging "bird" flu viruses could turn them into potential sources ...

Genetic variant linked to variation in patient reponse to blood thinner

The following is an excerpt. The discovery of a genetic variation in some blacks that affects response to the blood ...

Discussion: Can human genes be owned?

The following is an excerpt. The Supreme Court is expected to decide soon whether human genes can be patented. The ...

Persistant RNA linked to mental disorders

The following is an excerpt. How do the faulty brain circuits involved in mental disorders such as autism or retardation ...

The genetic legacy of the conquistadors

The following is an edited excerpt. A few year ago there was a minor controversy when some evolutionary genomicists reported ...
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No, this is not how the human face might look in 100,000 years

One artist’s vision of what humanity will look like in 100,000 years includes huge eyes and foreheads. Apparently, we’re all ...

Researchers find gene for rooster’s sex organ size

The following is an excerpt. Given the chicken’s agricultural importance, scientists long knew that, like 97% of bird species, roosters ...

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 ...
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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 ...

Stem cells found in liposuctioned fat

The following is an excerpt. Liposuction has long epitomized unbridled vanity. Now those who undergo the procedure can claim to ...

The International Olympic Committee and the search for gene-doping test

The following is an edited excerpt. Anti-doping experts reported progress on Thursday, June 6, 2013 in the search for a ...

DNA ‘fog’ used to tag and track criminals

The following is an edited excerpt. For years banks have rigged bags of money with exploding dye packs, which show ...

New film about the geneticist who discovered BRCA1

The following is an edited excerpt. When Dr. Mary-Claire King, a geneticist at the University of Washington, learned Helen Hunt ...

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 ...

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 ...
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Geneticists push for global data-sharing

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

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 ...
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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 ...

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 ...
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