Genetic tests: Should doctors tell all?

The following is an edited excerpt. In March, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) released a report ...

California: Conflicts come to light at stem cell institute

The following is an excerpt. With a new chairman, Jonathan Thomas, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine claims it has turned a page. Thomas ...
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Synthetic blood: First human trials to take place in Scotland

Researchers in Scotland have received the go-ahead to set up a facility to manufacture synthetic blood from stem cells, bringing ...

Honey bee navigation gene identified

The following is an excerpt. In a new study, researchers report that a regulatory gene known to be involved in ...

Camel genome decoded

The following is an edited excerpt. Researchers have sequenced the genome of a Bactrian camel named Mozart, laying down the ...

Efforts to revive extinct species miss the point

The following is an excerpt. “We will get woolly mammoths back.” So vowed environmentalist Stewart Brand at the TED conference ...

Warding off the flu with gene therapy

The following is an excerpt. In 2009, a global collaboration of scientists, public health agencies, and companies raced to make ...

Mistakes in ‘junk DNA’ linked to cancer

The following is an excerpt. "Junk DNA" makes up about 98 percent of the human genome, an enormous accumulation of ...

Genetically modified mosquitos can’t find human prey

The following is an excerpt. Scientists have discovered that mutating a smell-related gene in mosquitoes hinders their ability to sniff ...
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The biology of identity

Are your talents, traits, and insecurities so deeply embedded in your genes that they’re basically inevitable? ...
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Marketing to the big data inside us

Start-up "Miinome" plans to create a club that stores the DNA data of genome-sequenced people ...

Gene linked to congenital heart disease

The following is an edited excerpt. A new gene associated with a form of congenital heart disease in newborn babies ...

Largest genetic study of developmental disorders in children underway in UK

The following is an edited excerpt. By analyzing the genes of children with undiagnosed developmental disorders and those of their ...

The forecast on the race, genetics, and intelligence debate

The following is an editorial summary. It is often said that race is a social fact and a biological fiction ...

Is the media storm around Angelina Jolie raising awareness or increasing misunderstanding?

The following is an excerpt. Angelina Jolie’s New York Times op-ed about her preventative double mastectomy continues to generate news ...

What makes us human: genetics, culture or both?

The following is an edited excerpt. Was there a single trigger that kickstarted the human revolution? Undoubtedly genetic mutation played ...

Stem cell therapy for dogs

The following is an excerpt: Stem cell therapies that could one day lead to a cure for diabetes percolate in ...

Biological computer uses DNA in calculations

The following is an excerpt. A biological computer - the most advanced one ever developed - has been created by ...

Genetic mutations linked to ALS identified

The following is an excerpt. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified mutations in several new genes ...

RNA bandages to encourage wound healing

The following is an excerpt. Medical researchers think specially tailored RNA sequences could turn off genes in patients’ cells to ...

Finding a genetic cause for severe childhood epilepsies

The following is an excerpt. A large scientific study has discovered new genes causing severe seizure disorders that begin in ...

Canada: Lobbyists push for DNA swabs after arrest

The following is an excerpt. A growing number of law enforcement representatives are calling for new powers to collect DNA ...
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Hacking biotechnology: Do-it-yourself wonders and worries

What happens when you mix the do-it-yourself ethos of hacker culture with the ethically and emotionally fraught landscape of biotechnology? ...

Largest genetic sequencing study of human disease to date completed

The following is an edited excerpt. Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have led the largest sequencing study of ...
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Errors cast doubt on landmark stem cell cloning paper

Sloppy mistakes cast doubt on claim of first-ever human stem cell cloning success ...
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Ask a geneticist: Race and IQ?

This Q&A with a geneticist offers a crash-course in genetics, race, and intelligence for the curious layperson ...
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California bill to prevent genetic testing without consent

If you want to keep your DNA to yourself, be sure not to leave any stray hairs, Q-tips or underwear ...
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