harnessing the human genome

Podcast: The Human Genome Project is 30 years old. What have we learned since its inception?

In this episode we bring you an in-depth interview with Dr Eric Green, director of the US National Human Genome ...

Missing data? African study shows why we need to expand the human reference genome

The human genome sequence, first published in 2001, has some important information missing. The latest version of it, called GRCh38, ...
genetic testing

Why are most human genes ignored by researchers?

There are around 20,000 human protein-coding genes, but recent studies have suggested scientists actively study only about 2,000 of them. New ...
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Using CRISPR to map human gene functions

UC San Francisco scientists have used a high-throughput CRISPR-based technique to rapidly map the functions of nearly 500 genes in ...

‘Genome cloaking’ and the quest to keep DNA test results private

Stanford University researchers have developed a tool to keep individual genetic information private, reducing the risk of discrimination by employers ...
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