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In your genes? DNA holds clues about how you will fare when exposed to coronavirus

Although the spread of SARS-CoV2, the virus causing COVID-19, has slowed in many places that have successfully “flattened the curve”, ...
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Podcast: Doctors have to think about sex; AI text generators spread ‘fake news’? Coffee can indeed make you poop

An ER physician says doctors have to consider biological sex to properly care for their patients. Coffee can send some ...
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Podcast: Tracing humanity’s roots: uncovering history and genetic diversity in Africa

We explore the genetic diversity in the birthplace of humanity and discover the cultural and historical stories written in the ...
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Animal breeding advances yield disease-resistant chickens to combat hunger in Africa

In many low and middle-income countries, indigenous chickens are an integral part of the farming system and are an important ...
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Podcast: Nothing about me without me—The importance of involving patients in genomic research

Kat Arney discusses why it’s so important to make sure that academic and commercial genomics research studies involve patients and ...
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Podcast: Can you inherit more than half your genes from one parent? Debunking genomic myths and misconceptions

Is there such a thing as a perfect genome? Kat Arney explores the myths and misconceptions about genetics, genomics and ...
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Podcast: ‘How to argue with a racist’—geneticist Adam Rutherford challenges what he calls ‘pseudoscience’ in genetics and politics

Adam Rutherford explains how to argue with a racist, hunting for the ghosts in the human genome, and recreating the ...
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Viewpoint: To protect genetic privacy, it’s ‘crucial’ that we develop an international code of conduct

Genomics researchers worldwide are increasingly dealing with vast data sets gathered by consortia spanning many countries. Most are unclear on ...
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Podcast: The phrase ‘Who’s Your (Grand) Daddy’ has shocking relevance to Jack Nunn, as the Australian geneticist learns of his surprising link to Britain’s most notorious ‘sperminator’

Consumer genetic tests are becoming widespread - but what happens when an innocent investigation reveals dark family secrets? ...
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Podcast: How precision, customized medicine is reshaping health care

For all the life-saving pharmaceuticals, surgeries and devices it provides, modern medicine is still rather imprecise. Chemotherapy drugs, for instance, ...
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First plants that moved from water to land were natural GMOs, research reveals

Natural genetic engineering allowed plants to move from water to land, according to a new study by an international group ...
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Why conservatives should embrace evolution ‘as a jewel’ of modern Western civilization

It is a crowning achievement of Western civilization and a rejoinder to the modern myths of the Left ...
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We have so much genomic data—we need AI to help us grapple with it

Genomics is set to become the biggest source of data on the planet, overtaking the current leading heavyweights – astronomy, ...
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How anti-Semitism shaped the genes of Jewish people

Evidence of past outrages is not only in the history books. It's also written in our genomes ...
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Selling yourself? These companies want to pay for your genetic information

Some companies want to rent your DNA - should you let them? ...
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Talking Biotech: How barley gave us pregnancy tests, beer and helped launch an agricultural revolution

Dr. Sheila Adimargono joins Kevin Folta on this week's podcast to discuss barley's role in plant domestication and the development ...
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Precision medicine–Next new thing or over hyped bust? (Or both?)

Precision medicine struggles to fulfill its promise as a next generation solution to disease prevention ...
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Precision medicine inches along

More than a decade ago, we sequenced the human genome with hope that disease cures might soon follow. Finding treatment ...