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Mutant Mosquitoes Are Resistant To Malaria, Scientists Say

Associated Press | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.24.2015 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove — using a groundbreaki...

Scientists Map Acorn Worm DNA, And Learn A Lot About Humans In The Process

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.20.2015 | Science

You'd never know at first glance, but human beings have a surprising amount in common with acorn worms. More than 500 million years ago, humans and th...

DNA As Our Soul: Don't Believe the Advertising

Scott F. Gilbert | Posted 11.18.2015 | Science
Scott F. Gilbert

DNA does not tell us who we will become. Republican presidential candidates and anti-abortion activists can often be seen bowing to an image of sacred DNA, an idol reinforced by our advertising, not by our science.

Genomics -- The Future of Forensic DNA Profiling

Garry Rodgers | Posted 11.18.2015 | Science
Garry Rodgers

I think we're in a fascinating time, watching technological advancements in forensic sciences. We're close to the day when your tiny biological dropping at the scene of your crime will go into a machine, the button pressed, and a full-color, 3D image of your entire person right from your molecules to your moles.

The Most Advanced Nanotechnology Today Is Already Inside You

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 11.16.2015 | World

For me, the word nanotechnology evokes a specific image. Maybe you’re the same. It’s a machine. Perhaps a little futuristic. But somethin...

How to Test Your Family Legends With DNA

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts
Read More: Ancestry, Dna, Arts News
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

While DNA might not confirm the legend you've heard since you learned to walk, it might bring you a little closer to understanding who your ancestors actually were. Our ancestors were real people, with real successes and real failures.

The Modern, Molecular Hunt for the World's Biodiversity

The Conversation US | Posted 10.29.2015 | Science
The Conversation US

Until now, known viruses have contained so little genetic information that people have questioned whether they can even be thought of as living. But giant viruses like this one contain as much information as many bacteria, which are certainly alive, and are so big they can be seen with an ordinary microscope.

Day 1 Faith & Science Series Part 6: Dr. Nancy Duff on the Bible and Genetics: Hear the Animals Singing

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 10.28.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Animal lovers will enjoy this week's Day1 radio program--the 6th in our "Faith & Science in the 21st Century" series. The Rev. Dr. Nancy J. Duff addresses the topic of genetics through a biblical understanding of our relationships with animals, and reveals some serious issues we all must wrestle with.

Hot Dogs Contain Human DNA, Veggie Dogs Contain Meat: Study

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.05.2015 | Weird News

If you're a hot dog lover, you may have beef with a study that finds certain varieties of  hot dogs contain human DNA.  The study also conc...

Who Owns Your Genes?

Footnote | Posted 11.23.2015 | Science

New forms of genetic testing can predict whether a couple will have a child with cystic fibrosis, guide doctors in selecting the most effective chemotherapy for a breast cancer patient, and help researchers unlock the causes of Alzheimer's. But they also raise serious ethical questions.

Day 1 Faith & Science Series Part 5: David Wood on Science and the "Image of God"

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 10.22.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

In his message on this week's Day1 radio program--the 5th in the "Faith & Science in the 21st Century" series--the Rev. David Wood speaks on "The Im...

Shroud Of Turin DNA Indicates Global Origins

The Huffington Post | Lee Speigel | Posted 10.20.2015 | Science

There's a surprising new wrinkle in the story of the celebrated Shroud of Turin. A group of Italian researchers have found that the 14-foot-long garm...

Meeting My Genome: This Expensive Test Still Isn't for Everyone

Techonomy | Posted 10.14.2015 | HuffPost Home

One might think I would be disappointed after 15 years of anticipation, but I'm not. This first glimpse of my DNA was interesting, but it's what comes next that I'm excited about.

DNA Study Yields Big Surprise About The Amazing Molecule Of Life

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.13.2015 | Science

You don't have to be a molecular biologist to know that deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) has a "double helix" structure. But if you think the mol...

Serving Life for a Lie?

Brandon L. Garrett | Posted 10.08.2015 | Crime
Brandon L. Garrett

What happens when death is taken off the table? Last week, Missouri's Governor bravely and correctly decided not to execute Kimber Edwards, an autistic man sentenced to death by an all-white jury in 2002 for hiring a hit man to kill his ex-wife.

Spirituality Nourishes Goodness

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 10.07.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

What's crucial is an openness to possibility and hope: a willingness to believe that every little choice, every little encounter with another person during the day, can plant a seed.

The Surprising Reason Some People Can’t Help Being Debbie Downer

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.01.2015 | Science

We all know that some people see a glass of water as half-full, while others see the same glass as half-empty. But why? According to a ...

New Funding To Combat Rape Kit Backlog Just A Stepping Stone, Not A Solution

Adam Banner | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Adam Banner

Reports say that there are more than 70,000 untested rape kits warehoused by 1,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States. The cause of the backlog must be addressed. There are innocents without defense. Victims without justice. Public safety at risk. It is a travesty.

These Sisters’ Are Using Their Dance Moves To Empower The Youth

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.17.2015 | Black Voices

Sisters Alicia Graf Mack and Daisha Graf were born to move, as older sister Alicia puts it.  NBCBLK interviewed the acco...

My Profound Dream

Deanne Sihr | Posted 09.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deanne Sihr

I had just turned 30 when I had a profound dream that changed my perception of the world forever. I've spent the past two decades trying to fully gras...

We Are Sequencing the Genomes of the World, and It's Giving Us a New Vision of Life

Dawn Field | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Dawn Field

We are sequencing the world -- from ourselves to all of the organisms upon which we depend as a living planet. In the future, our planetary genome might include new life forms built in the lab; there is even talk of the possibility of a resurrected Neanderthal, carried by a surrogate human mother. Science fiction? Not anymore.

Why There's an Urgent Need for a Moratorium on Gene Editing

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 09.09.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

No one is prepared for an era when editing DNA is as easy as editing a Microsoft Word document. The government does not have any regulations on editing human DNA. The ethical concerns have not been fleshed out. There is no centralized risk-management inventory, listing which labs are doing what with CRISPR. It's all rather terrifying.

Yoga and Meditation Can Positively Affect DNA

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Yoga and meditation are well-documented to have psychological, emotional and physical benefits for people at all stages of health, including cancer pa...

3 Cancer Research Accelerators Worth Watching

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

In 2000, Douglas Hanahan and Robert A. Weinberg articulated the concept of cancer hallmarks as a foundation for understanding cancer's biology across traditional cancer types. Three initiatives built on that foundation now promise to accelerate development of more powerful life-saving therapies.

Just One Night Of Bad Sleep Can Alter Your Genes

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.01.2015 | Science

Scientists have long known that skimping on sleep can screw with our health and biological clock, which helps our bodies adapt to the daily cycle of d...