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Genetic Analysis Predicts Academic Achievement For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Teachers and parents may one day be able to use a genetic test to predict whether or not a child will excel at or struggle with academics in the futur...

Quantum Living: Epigenetics And Exercise: How Genes Take Shape To Change Your DNA One Workout At A Time

Marina Rose, QDNA | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Marina Rose, QDNA

Are you ready for a DNA make-over that's guaranteed to help you get slimmer, stronger, happier and overall in great shape? It's called Epigenetics, ...

Artist Kindra Crick Remembers Her Grandfather, Nobel Prize Winner Francis Crick

Steve Chapple | Posted 07.13.2016 | Science
Steve Chapple

Francis Crick, shared the Nobel Prize in 1962 for discerning the structure of DNA. It was perhaps the most important biological discovery of the past...

On the "A" w/Souleo: DNA Tests Inspire New Photo Series on Race and Identity

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 07.03.2016 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

African art is sweeping through the mainstream art world as noted in recent examples from the Brooklyn Museum's Disguise: Masks and Global African Art...

Tracking Human Migration on a Micro Scale

Medical Discovery News | Posted 06.28.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog We have featured several episodes about the Iceman, Ötzi who lived 5300 years ago, but whose remains were fo...

Genes And Joints

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Your secrets are now visible. The recent TED talk by physicist Riccardo Sabatini dramatically demonstrates our growing ability to decipher the Human G...

Hope for the Future

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

In a recent article for The New Yorker, Siddhartha Mukherjee offered an explication of epigenetics that quickly became controversial, inspiring a wave...

The Story in My DNA

Hope Ferguson | Posted 05.24.2016 | Black Voices
Hope Ferguson

Although nothing materially changes when you know your ancestry, somehow it ameliorates part of the mystery of who you are and where you came from. Just because of a little bit of spit in a test tube, I now know at least part of the story of my forebears - as told by my DNA.

Who Owns Your Genes? Congress Should Decide -- and Soon

Emma Ambrogi | Posted 05.19.2016 | Science
Emma Ambrogi

When a biologist isolates a bacterium and sequences its genome, the results are her intellectual property. She is free to publish the sequence or share it with other biologists in whatever manner she deems appropriate.

When It Comes to Genetic Genealogy, Women Need Not Apply

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Not long ago, I observed that genealogy is now officially a TV genre. One of the reasons I felt confident in making this claim is the frequency with w...

Scientist J. Craig Venter on science, adrenaline, and the meaning of life: Darwin Barks

Steve Chapple | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science
Steve Chapple

La Jolla, Ca. Darwin the poodle bursts into Craig Venter's capacious office on Torrey Pines Road just as he is explaining the meaning of life. I...

A Droplet Of DNA Could Store 600 Smartphones Worth Of Retrievable Data

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 04.18.2016 | World

To most of us, DNA stores the code of all living things. But according to computer scientists, DNA may one day become the preferential storage medium ...

DNA Doesn't Make a Dad: An Open Letter to the Stranger Who Calls Himself My Dad

Erin Johnson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Parents
Erin Johnson

Image from Shutterstock I never thought my life would resemble an episode of the Maury show. At 35, the last thing you expect is to get a phone call...

Your Birthday May Play A Role In Whether You Suffer From Allergies

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.30.2016 | Science

Scientists have long noticed a strange correlation between when we're born and how likely it is that we'll experience certain health problems, includi...

Poop DNA Tests Can Tell Who's Guilty Of Leaving Dog Poop Behind

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.30.2016 | HuffPost Home

If you forget to bring a doodie bag on a walk and don't pick up your dog's poop, you may be caught red-handed by DNA. And you might be charged a hefty...

How Is Digitizing Your Family History Back To The 12th Century

Quora | Posted 03.28.2016 | Technology

There is a natural and universal desire to know who we are and where we come from. Ancestry gives people the tools to discover more about themselves by uncovering unique family stories and documents, by connecting with relatives (known and unknown), by building out their family tree, and through our AncestryDNA test.

Stripped-Down Synthetic Organism Has Smallest Genome Yet

Reuters | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.25.2016 | Science

Scientists on Thursday announced the creation of a synthetic organism stripped down to the bare essentials with the fewest genes needed to survive and...

No Person Should Have More Care in Prison Than in Freedom

Larry Schooler | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Larry Schooler

We run from that which makes us uncomfortable, and those convicted of crime can easily give us that feeling. In the case of Darryl Hunt, I plan to sit with this discomfort and ask myself what care a free person deserves--no matter their past.

I Am My Mother's Chimera. Chances Are, So Are You.

Elena E. Giorgi | Posted 03.18.2016 | Science
Elena E. Giorgi

Recent advances in DNA sequencing technology have allowed us to probe much deeper into a person's genome, to the point that today scientists believe that chimerism could be far more common than what we originally thought.

My Search For Irish Roots That Turned Up Surprises -- And Sorrow

Mary Novaria | Posted 06.20.2016 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

My mother embraced all things Irish: shamrocks, soda bread and fishermen's sweaters. She chose St. Patrick's Day for my father's funeral and, the night before, she mended the old green, white and orange flag so we could fly it at the house during a reception following the service.

What Child Prodigies Can Teach Us About Autism

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.16.2016 | Science

From a 17-year-old math whiz with two college degrees to a 12-year-old jazz pianist nominated for a Grammy Award, how does a child come to develop the...

You Can Now Preserve The Deceased's DNA To Ease The Finality Of Death

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 03.07.2016 | World

When a person’s time on Earth has passed, there are many options for what to do with the pieces of them that remain. There’s burial, cremation or ...

5 Surprising Ways Your Genes Can Affect Your Sleep

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 02.29.2016 | Science

How can some people get by on six hours of sleep, while others struggle with anything less than nine? Why does depression often go hand in hand with p...

Rare Diseases Are More Common Than You Think

Kaylene Ready | Posted 02.25.2016 | Impact
Kaylene Ready

Feb. 29 is a rare day, dedicated to an important cause called Rare Disease Day. It's okay if you haven't heard of it -- today is dedicated to some of the world's least known diseases, after all.

Should You Consider Sperm DNA Integrity Testing? Maybe, Maybe Not Yet

Dr. David Adamson | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Adamson

Whether this particular test might be right for you depends on your individual situation. As always, talking with your infertility specialist can help in making the right decisions for you when it comes to evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.