“Jews a genetic race” theory attacked by DNA expert

The following is an excerpt. Scientists usually don’t call each other “liars” and “frauds.” But that’s how Johns Hopkins University ...

Using DNA technology tack mosquitoes and fight malaria

The following is an excerpt Malaria is responsible for about 700,000 deaths annually in sub-Saharan Africa alone, and a team ...

Improved DNA sequencing helps leukemia treatments

The following is an excerpt. ST. LOUIS – Doctors can now view patients’ leukemia from the equivalent of a helicopter ...

Israel Police skirt law, create migrant DNA database

The following is an excerpt. Police have been collecting for over a year now the DNA of African migrants who cross into ...

A new way to create genetically modified mice to model human disease

The following is an excerpt. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Whitehead Institute Founding Member Rudolf Jaenisch, who helped transform the study of genetics ...
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Bad brains: Did my DNA make me do it?

Are perpetrators of violence suffering from a medical condition that demands a public health reaction that might radically alter the ...

The genetics of gender and sexuality

The following is an excerpt. This week Camila Ruz meets Dr Helena Cronin, co-director of the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social ...
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The evolution of prenatal disease

Scientists have begun to tease apart the interactions between evolution, genetics, disease, and pregnancy ...

Unlocking crime using biological keys

The following is an excerpt. Bad brains result in bad behavior. A new body of knowledge is documenting beyond reasonable ...

Sixty years of a (flawed) DNA worldview

The following is an excerpt. The popular notion of the double helix being the main and the only player in ...

You own your DNA, but who owns your genes?

The following is an excerpt. Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union and a host of co-plaintiffs appeared for oral ...

Turning off cancer’s “master regulator”

The following is an excerpt. Researchers have identified a gene that, when repressed in tumor cells, puts a halt to ...

Stem cells may aid in sports injuries

The following is an edited excerpt.  Until recently, I didn't know that I could use stem cells to help heal ...

Made-to-order embryos: You want to sell what?!

 This is an excerpt. With political dividing lines carved deep into the collective consciousness, wading through the ethical minefield of ...

Genomes provide clues for treating leukemia, endometrial cancers

This is an edited excerpt. Efforts to sequence the human genome have revealed genetic risk for disease, and taught us ...

What big data can tell you about your genome

Faster and cheaper computing power and software has meant that decoding work on the human genome, which took months of ...

Participants in Personal Genome Project identified by privacy experts

This is an edited excerpt. In 2006, the Personal Genome Project (PGP) was launched to collect genomic information from 100,000 ...

Scottish scientists make embryonic stem cell find

Scottish scientists have made a discovery which sheds light on how embryonic stem cells develop and grow.  The researchers at ...
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Cancers united by common genetic patterns

Evidence grows that cancers are best defined by their genetic fingerprints, not their organ of origin ...
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Could dwarf lemur genomes hold the key to long-distance space travel?

Two species of dwarf lemur hibernate, an unusual trait in primates. By mining the genomes of these species, scientists might ...

Genetics helps determine where the H7N9 bird flu came from

The following is an excerpt. The new H7N9 bird flu strain continues to spread across China. Currently, more than 120 ...

New stem cell book highlights the patient perspective

The following is an excerpt. The Healing Cell, just out from Hachette Press, deals with promising stem cell therapies from the ...
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Gene therapy combats heart failure, provides renewed hope for genetic medicine

A new treatment offers hope for patients suffering heart failure, and also for scientists who would like to see gene ...

Genetic mutation linked with typical form of migraine

The following is an excerpt. A UC San Francisco-led research team has identified a genetic mutation that is strongly associated ...

Even if gene therapy does work, how will a stretched NHS foot the bill?

The following is an excerpt. Gene therapy is one of those medical "breakthroughs" that has unfortunately failed to live up ...

Junk DNA and 5 other examples of human evolutionary remnants

The following is an excerpt. People have speculated over the nature of seemingly useless physical characteristics in living things for ...

How do ribosomes translate RNA into proteins?

The following is an excerpt. Machines can be large and complex. Take a car, for instance. It has an engine ...
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