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Genetic development may protect the Maasai people of Africa

The Maasai are a very special people who live primarily from farming and livestock activities in Kenya and Tanzania. They ...

Australian scientists develop genetic test to predict autism

Australian scientists have developed a genetic test to predict autism spectrum disorder in children, which could provide a long-sought way ...

Pain management: Is it time to start looking at the patient’s genes?

Most of you are now drawing the same conclusion that I used to draw. “Dammit, I am the doctor and ...

Debate: Do safety problems arise from cloning humans?

Debate.org provides a platform for individual's to voice their opinion on the bioethics surrounding human cloning ...

Epigenetics emerges powerfully as a clinical tool

A study coordinated by Manel Esteller, published in Nature Reviews Genetics, highlights the success of this area of research to ...
rainbow DNA

Re-evaluating the junk DNA discovery

Over the last few days, several interesting blog posts and pieces have cast doubt on those front-page claims that our ...
biomimicry

Could Bioimimicry solve global hunger?

Biomimicry or biomimetics is the examination of nature for inspiratioin order to solve human problems. The latest wave of biomimicry ...

Gene to gene interactions important to trait variance

Gaining more insight into predicting how genes affect physical or behavioral traits by charting the genotype-phenotype map holds promise to ...

Shortness: Environmental factors can alter genetics

Pamela Surkin, an associate professor at the university, led a team of researchers in analyzing data of over 6,000 mothers ...

Pedophilia: Is it genetic?

Gawker published a piece on the neurological problems which might result in pedophilia, and naturally a lot of shock and ...

Home genetic test for alcoholism may carry perils

Being told you have a genetic predisposition to alcoholism could make you feel you have less control over your drinking, ...

Genes and drugs: Would sports be better off legalizing doping?

Poor Lance Armstrong. The seven-time Tour de France winner has been stripped of his famous victories by the United States ...
genetic blueprint

Genetic blueprint of unborn baby in sight

Sequencing the whole genome of a fetus could provide a medical early warning on a previously unknown scale - but ...

Myriad Genetics patent dispute: Genes are patentable, and that’s OK, says author

The recent Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Geneticspatent dispute involving two genes for breast and ovarian cancer, BRCA 1 ...

Will personalized medicine challenge or reify categories of race and ethnicity?

In the last 5 years, medical geneticists have been conducting studies to examine possible links between DNA and disease on ...

Fumbled DNA tests mean peril for breast-cancer patients

Debbie McCarron was prepared to get both of her breasts taken off if a blood test in December 2006 revealed ...

Could internet addiction be genetic?

Not only is Internet addiction a legitimate compulsion, it may have the same genetic component as nicotine addiction, a new ...

The genetics behind Venus, the mysterious two-faced cat

A cat named Venus is one of the most famous felines on the planet. The three-year-old torty has her own ...
cute baby

Maverick ethics professor: “It’s our duty to have designer babies”

Julian Savulescu, the Oxford University professor of ethics controversially argues that “breeding better babies” is our human imperative ...

New DNA encyclopedia attempts to map function of entire human genome

Hundreds of thousands of new genomic pieces, catalogued for the very first time, are contained in the data, which is ...

Genetic study stirs hope for lung cancer patients

The first large and comprehensive study of the genetics of a common lung cancer finds that more than half the ...

Genetic clues to causes of liver disease

Researchers have newly identified three genetic regions associated with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), the most common autoimmune liver disease, increasing ...
Transhuman

Transhumanism series premiers on web

A new high-profile digital series H+ portrays a world in the not-so-distant future in which transhumanism has moved from the ...
lungs

Personal genomics: New drugs target common cancers

Tens of thousands of Americans with tumors from certain types of lung cancer have mutations that might be treated by ...

Animal genetics help scientists understand diseases

Not only have great strides been made in human genetics but also in animal genetics. This is important because such ...

Gene ‘switch’ may explain heart defect syndrome severity

The discovery of a 'switch' that modifies a gene known to be essential for normal heart development could explain variations ...

Gene sequencing project builds the foundation for next generation of childhood cancer care

As St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital celebrates its 50th anniversary and marks September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, investigators are ...

Researchers identify stem cells responsible for tissue repair

The skin, which is an essential barrier that protects our body against the external environment, undergoes constant turnover throughout life ...