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Harvard’s Richard Lewontin mangles population genetics review

Discover's blogger Razib Khan's dissects Harvard evolutionary biologist Richard Lewontin's biologically troublesome take-down of two books on "Jewish genetics". Lewontin ...

‘Your 23andMe results are ready’

Today, I Realised That I am Going to Die (at Some Point)Huffington Post UK (blog)Yesterday I received an email from ...
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Seeing a fetus’ future ills

Philadelphia InquirerSeeing a fetus' future illsPhiladelphia InquirerConsider that the Human Genome Project, completed in 2003, took 13 years and cost ...

Will modern eugenics remain voluntary?

Eugenics, Voluntary and OtherwiseFirst Things (blog)The Chronicle of Higher Education last week published a rather odd article on the evolution ...
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New eugenics and the question of personal choice

Eugenics is back in the headlines. Our ability to examine and manipulate our genes is more advanced than ever. But ...

Cancer can teach us about our own evolution

Cancer, it seems, is embedded in the basic machinery of life, a type of default state that can be triggered ...

Genetic screening and “toxic information”

The term “toxic knowledge” has been used to describe genetic information that individuals may regret learning, following a prenatal genetic ...

In defense of eugenics

I expect that belief in eugenics is far more prevalent than most people would comfortably wish it to be. One ...

The “junk” in your genetic trunk isn’t junk at all

The non-coding or ‘junk’ regions can help switch genes on or off which, in turn, influences whether a cell makes ...
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Mosaic genomes could complicate genetic screening

Science a GogoDNA fluidity has "profound implications" for genetic screening, say Yale ...Science a GogoThe idea that every cell in ...
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Futurist Nicola Tesla was a eugenicist

ForbesTesla, Eugenics And Rationalizing DehumanizationForbesThe year 2100 will see eugenics universally established. In past ages, the law governing the survival ...

The age of personalized medicine is upon us

Stanford's Mike Snyder Starts Living the Personalized Medicine StoryXconomySay the words “personalized medicine” to people from various walks of life, ...
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Stem cells help paralyzed dog to walk again

Daily MailDogs paralysed by spine damage are able to walk again following pioneering ...Daily MailEarlier tests on paralysed rats showed ...
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Bioethics group opposes mitochondrial replacement

The Christian InstituteOppose GM babies, bioethics group saysThe Christian InstituteTechniques which would create genetically modified babies should be “urgently opposed”, ...

Should we be worried about Obama’s DNA getting hacked? (Video)

An article in The Atlantic suggests hacking the President's DNA is actually a viable assassination threat. It sounds like something ...

New genetic test for fetus may provide more questions than answers

The new method, called chromosomal microarray technology, is providing doctors and prospective parents with more information than ever before about ...

Telomeres linked to death risk in data from largest U.S. “biobank”

Researchers who have assembled a trove of genetic and medical data on 100,000 northern Californians unveiled their initial findings here ...

Camel genome holds information about diabetes, high blood pressure

In a paper published in Nature Communications, scientists show that camels can withstand massive blood glucose levels owing in part ...

Hacking the President’s DNA

The U.S. government is surreptitiously collecting the DNA of world leaders, and is reportedly protecting that of Barack Obama. Decoded, ...

Debunking the “humans are getting dumber” study

A new study published in Trends in Geneticsis suggesting that humans are slowly but surely losing their intellectual and emotional ...

Alzheimer’s tied to mutation harming immune response

In a surprising coincidence, two groups of researchers working from entirely different starting points have converged on a mutated gene ...

Brain gene separates humans from apes

An international team of researchers have discovered a new gene that helps explain how humans evolved from apes. Scientists say ...

UCSF Genetics Symposium: personalized medicine is the theme

Personalized medicine advances arising from genetic discoveries were the primary focus of wide-ranging presentations at the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics  2012 ...

What is a posthuman being?

What is a posthuman being? For years, I have been hearing that we are gradually moving towards a new state ...

DNA sequencing used to stop “superbug” outbreak in hospital

An outbreak of the hospital superbug MRSA has been brought to an end by UK doctors cracking the bacterium's genetic ...

Europeans and Asians traded DNA 2,000 years ago

Genetic blending between Europeans and Asians occurred over 2,000 years ago in the Altai region of Mongolia, according to a ...

Men’s Y chromosome isn’t “junk” — it’s an “evolutionary marvel”

The Y chromosome may have gotten a bad rap. Despite the claim that this male sex chromosome is mostly junk, ...

It’s showtime for stem cells in San Diego

San Diego research centers banded together to bring in stem cell grants, getting more than $261 million. Local leaders calculated ...
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