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‘Jean editing’: Genetically engineered bacteria could reduce denim’s environmental impact

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are trying to make the process of making blue jeans greener, by engineering ...
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Should you test your baby for genetic disease risks at birth?

Before Cheryl Connolly gave birth to her first child, Loudon, she ran through the checklist of all the things expecting ...
Your DNA may have been altered by childhood stress and traumas

Your DNA may have been altered by childhood stress and traumas

[W]e’re finding out that our DNA isn’t always set in stone. Now, a team of researchers from Northwestern University led ...
Genetically engineered coral might bring bleached coral reefs back to life

Genetically engineered coral might bring bleached coral reefs back to life

A coral reef takes thousands of years to build, yet can vanish in an instant. The culprit is usually coral ...
'Abortion pill': How it works

‘Abortion pill’: How it works

While abortion is still legal, many states have since passed laws that restrict access to abortion to varying degrees...Now some ...
Evidence of ancient cancer case found in fossil on storage shelf in Panama City

Evidence of ancient cancer case found in fossil on storage shelf in Panama City

[O]ne day Nicole Smith-Guzmán, a bioarchaeologist and a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) opened the box and ...
From kale to cows: Modern supermarket full of foods genetically modified by humans

From kale to cows: Modern supermarket full of foods genetically modified by humans

Here are just a few of the modern supermarket offerings that we have been genetically modifying for centuries: Cow and ...
Smartphone app diagnoses genetic diseases with a snapshot

Smartphone app diagnoses genetic diseases with a snapshot

[When Omar Abdul-Rahman, a clinical geneticist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, had to provide a diagnosis for a young ...
'Living bandage' may revolutionize repair of difficult knee injuries

‘Living bandage’ may revolutionize repair of difficult knee injuries

Anthony Hollander, the head of the Institute of Integrative Biology at the University of Liverpool...and his team have finally completed ...

How gene-swapping microbes helped humans evolve

Bacteria have been carrying out these horizontal gene transfers, or HGT for short, for billions of years. But it wasn’t ...
What can skin color tell us about ancestry?

What can skin color tell us about ancestry?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The DNA of all ...
Lumosity app's 'brain-training' games under attack for false advertising

Lumosity app’s ‘brain-training’ games under attack for false advertising

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. What if a few ...

Hungry? That might be the microbes talking

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Hear that little voice ...
MRI of mother and child captures biggest questions in neuroscience

MRI of mother and child captures biggest questions in neuroscience

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A mother and her ...

Ancient tooth’s DNA adds Denisovians to human family tree

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. DNA extracted from a ...
DNA replica of Van Gogh's ear now on display in New York

DNA replica of Van Gogh’s ear now on display in New York

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Vincent van Gogh's ear is ...

Organic and conventional farmer walk into a bar…

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. People are becoming less ...
Catch the kids: Argentinian grandmothers use DNA to track down stolen children

Catch the kids: Argentinian grandmothers use DNA to track down stolen children

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  It’s been over 30 ...

Sex chromosomes get messy when they swap DNA

Variety is the spice of life—especially when it comes to genetics. Our species needs DNA to intermingle to create genetic ...

Wheat genes could help revive American chestnut

Blight has made the American chestnut, once "the dominant tree in the canopy," a rare sight in the forests of the East ...

Litterbugs, beware: DNA tests used to shame public offenders

Toss a soda can on the street in Hong Kong, and you could find a DNA-generated picture of your face ...

Can color-changing flowers help change minds of GMO skeptics?

Nikolai Braun and Keira Havens, the two entrepreneurial scientists behind the Fort Collins, Colorado-based company Revolution Bioengineering, are in pursuit of ...

Modern foods genetically modified for centuries

For the health-conscious, the prevailing wisdom is that natural food is the best food. But no matter what studies of ...

Speciation may be possible without geographic division

German researcher Christian Rabeling was digging up ant colonies on a college campus in Brazil when he found something unexpected—certain ...
Tallying the supercentenarians

Tallying the supercentenarians

The recent death of 111 year old Alexander Imich highlighted the difficulties in keeping track of the world's oldest people, ...

Why do mosquitoes always seem to bite you and not your friends? Could it be your genes?

You come in from a summer hike covered with itchy red mosquito bites, only to have your friends innocently proclaim ...

Fetal genome sequencing must strike balance of too much information

Once you go beyond looking for specific genetic mutations—such as those that cause Down syndrome or cystic fibrosis—and begin exploring ...

Genetics and beer consumption raise risk of mosquito bites

Blood type, metabolism, exercise, shirt color and even drinking beer can make individuals especially delicious to mosquitoes. You come in ...