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Anne Wojcicki

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Science Education Fuels Innovation

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 5:47 PM

April 25th is DNA Day. I know, you probably had no idea.

If you are like a lot of Americans, you don't give much thought to DNA or genetic science in general. You should.

We are in an incredible era of possibility where the technology used in genetic...

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Preventing Degenerative Brain Disease in Our Children

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2012 | 1:09 PM

An editorial in this week's Science Translational Medicine about traumatic brain injuries, genetics and the long-term risks for degenerative brain disease caught my eye.

According to the authors, the suicide of former star NFL linebacker Junior Seau, a death that mirrored other suicides of former NFL...

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Before You Are Pregnant

(14) Comments | Posted January 14, 2012 | 9:30 AM

My sister learned she was a carrier for a recessive disease, Bloom syndrome, late in one of her pregnancies. I remember the panicked call and the weeks of worry as she and her husband awaited his test results; if he was also a carrier, this meant their daughter had a...

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A Secret Code in All of Us

(100) Comments | Posted January 5, 2012 | 3:24 PM

I first heard about "genes" when I was six years old. At dinner one night, I heard my mom tell my sister, "It's in your genes."

I was confused because she was not wearing jeans.

I was a bit hesitant to ask about the meaning as I had...

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