Human Genetics from around the Web

Every day, the staff of the Genetic Literacy Project scours the Web for stories on a range of human genetics issues, including gene editing, regulations and bioethics, gene therapy, epigenetics, personal genomics, evolution, ancestry and artificial intelligence. We publish excerpts of those stories and encourage our readers to visit the original publications for the complete stories.
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Advanced genetic screening method may speed vaccine development

Vaccines remain the best line of defense against deadly pathogens and now Kathryn Sykes and Stephen Johnston, researchers at Arizona ...
Genetic literacy poor in primary care

Genetic literacy poor in primary care

Despite early predictions of huge public demand for direct-to-consumer genetic testing, it’s safe to say personal genetic data isn’t clogging ...

Researcher says stem cell work speeds healing process

One day, a serious fracture might not take months to heal. Instead, with the injection of a putty made of ...

Cloning teeth! Medicine’s next big thing?

Nearly 70 percent of adults age 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth, and by age 74, ...
Cleveland Clinic to open personalized medicine center

Cleveland Clinic to open personalized medicine center

Cleveland Clinic has become the latest to jump into the hot field of personalized medicine, announcing plans to open a ...

European Commission consults on animal cloning in food production

The European Commission (EC) is urging industry players, public bodies and ordinary citizens to take part in its consultation exercise ...

Human cloning: Is it possible?

Though human reproductive cloning is still in its infancy, it is believed to have several benefits ...
Combating depression with green care therapies

Combating depression with green care therapies

One example of a promising but under-studied therapy is "green care" or "care farming," a type of intervention that uses ...

Gene therapy for HIV safe, but effectiveness still unclear

New research shows that gene therapy can have long-lasting effects on the immune cells of HIV patients -- a promising ...

Study reveals dynamic changes in gene regulation in human stem cells

Last year, this team reported recurrent changes in the genomes of human pluripotent stem cells as they are expanded in ...

Adult stem cells saved Peyton Manning’s career and may help you

Adult stem cells saved quarterback Peyton Manning’s career following a neck injury that kept him sidelined for the entire 2011-12 ...

Gene Research Foundation develops DNA activator

Gene Research Foundation, part of Dr Agarwal Hospitals and Manacells, has set a new benchmark in the field of healthcare ...
Give stem cells 'A'

Give stem cells ‘A’

Almost halfway through a $600 million state program supporting stem cell research, eight medical schools around New York are reporting ...

Repairing the heart without using stem cells

When a person suffers a heart attack, scar tissue forms over the damaged areas of the heart, reducing the organ’s ...
Your genes decide how old you get

Your genes decide how old you get

If your grandparents were able to celebrate their 90th birthday there’s a good chance you might do the same. Our ...
Synthetic DNA is tomorrow's medicine

Synthetic DNA is tomorrow’s medicine

An international team of researchers has created revolutionary proteins that can copy synthetic genetic material – the so-called XNA (Xeno-Nucleic ...
Real "Beautiful Mind"- College dropout became mathematical genius after mugging

Real “Beautiful Mind”- College dropout became mathematical genius after mugging

Jason Padgett, 41, sees complex mathematical formulas everywhere he looks and turns them into stunning, intricate diagrams he can draw ...
Jews are an ancient Middle Eastern 'tribe', genes reveal

Jews are an ancient Middle Eastern ‘tribe’, genes reveal

In his new book, “Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People,” Harry Ostrer, a medical geneticist and professor at ...