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FOR SALE: Celebrated Scientist's Nobel Prize Medal

Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/25/2013 01:31 PM EST on LiveScience Sixty years after the discovery of DNA's spiraling, lad...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Tiny Solution For Big Oil Problem?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

"Directed evolution" may save our polluted planet. At least, chemical engineer Dr. Frances Arnold sees it that way. The recent National Medal of T...

Self-Assembling Molecules May Hint At Origin Of Life

| Posted 02.12.2013 | Science

By Robert F. Service A pair of RNA-like molecules can spontaneously assemble into gene-length chains, chemists in the United States and Spain report...

Identical Twins' DNA Evidence: Who Committed Rapes?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.11.2013 | Home

A series of rapes in Marseille, France, has generated a rare forensic puzzle: DNA evidence nabbed identical twins as suspects, LaProvence originally r...

Open Up DNA Databases to All

Diane Dimond | Posted 04.04.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Over the last decade there have been dozens of reported cases where an attorney has dug deep into the case file and found untested DNA that could exonerate their client. But often when they return to court to ask for the right to test the new evidence they are told judges don't have the power to force prosecutors to re-test.

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 3

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

I see personal genomics more generally evolving rapidly to become a major part of everyday life for Americans and around the globe. At the same time, potential problems associated with it will continue to emerge in parallel and merit serious evaluation.

How A Strand Of DNA Could Reveal Your Identity

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 01.23.2013 | Technology

Hundreds of people in the U.S. have put their DNA data online, and for medical ethicists everywhere, it's suddenly a problem. That's because in Friday...

Unexpected DNA Discovery May Aid Cancer Research

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.25.2013 | Science

Sixty years after Watson and Crick first described the two-stranded "double helix" structure of DNA, scientists at the University of Cambridge now rep...

3 Gigabits Of Genetic Code

Andrew Hessel | Posted 03.20.2013 | TED Weekends
Andrew Hessel

As awe-inspiring as it is, the reality is that the complexity of fetal development reduces to 3 gigabits of genetic code. We are hardware made from software, code that is elegantly written.

David Lohr

Jodi Arias: 'If I Killed Travis, I Would Beg For The Death Penalty'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.16.2013 | Crime

Monday was a day filled with developments in the trial of Jodi Arias. Nude photos of the defendant were put on display for the jury -- and anyone watc...

David Lohr

Jodi Arias: 'If I Killed Travis, I Would Beg For The Death Penalty' (Shocking New Photos)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.15.2013 | Crime

Monday was a day filled with developments in the trial of Jodi Arias. Nude photos of the defendant were put on display for the jury -- and anyone watc...

David Lohr

Jodi Arias Confronted About Stolen Handgun In 2008 Video

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.14.2013 | Crime

Prosecutors at the start of Day Six of Jodi Arias' murder trial focused on a .25 caliber handgun that was stolen from her grandparents' home days befo...

David Lohr

Arias: 'No Jury Will Convict Me'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.11.2013 | Crime

Jurors in the Jodi Arias murder trial heard a bold statement Thursday that the accused femme fatale made during a television interview. "No jury is...

150th Anniversary of the USS Monitor: Meet Civil War Naval Heroes Robert Williams and William Bryan

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.28.2012 | Good News
Megan Smolenyak

Under ideal circumstances, living relatives of both Williams and Bryan could provide DNA reference samples to compare against the remains to make the final assessment, but the obstacle is Williams' name.

Do Not Fear Your Genes: Information Is Power

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

As Tom Murphy states so clearly, the decoding of a person's genome doesn't tell them how they will die, but rather how they should live. Yes, this is what we will learn from decoding our genes.

Viruses: Nature's Self-Packing, Nanoscale Suitcases

Peter G. Stockley | Posted 02.03.2013 | Science
Peter G. Stockley

'Tis the season, from Thanksgiving to New Year, when tens of millions of us will travel to see family and friends. What none of us think about during this time is the myriad of invisible virus particles that will be making the trip with us.

LOOK: DNA Photographed For First Time

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.13.2012 | Science

We've sequenced it, modified it for our food, and built billion-dollar companies on it. But until now, no one has ever seen a photograph of it. "It...

The Genomics Revolution

Joanna Lynne Kelley | Posted 01.19.2013 | Science
Joanna Lynne Kelley

In this exciting moment of rapid scientific progress and change, it is paramount that an informed public be a participating partner in the progress of science.

How I Met A Living Cousin In Ireland

Craig Kanalley | Posted 01.19.2013 | Travel
Craig Kanalley

My last name is Irish and I've long been curious about my roots, particularly my Irish heritage, as I never knew my paternal grandfather. When my Dad found a great deal on a trip for one to Ireland, I felt it was tailor-made for me.

How to Discover Your Life's Path -- and Achieve Mastery [EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT]

Robert Greene | Posted 01.19.2013 | Home
Robert Greene

Many of the greatest Masters in history have confessed to experiencing some kind of force or voice or sense of destiny that has guided them forward.

Cara Santa Maria

Her Cells Are Immortal. Could You Be Too?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.21.2012 | Science

Given the chance, would you want to live forever? In the Epic of Gilgamesh, written over 4,000 years ago, a Sumerian king seeks eternal life. And 500 ...

REVEALED: Weird Way 'Odd Little Creature' Reproduces

Posted 11.19.2012 | Science

By: LiveScience Staff Published: 11/17/2012 12:19 PM EST on LiveScience The tiny, all-female bdelloid rotifers have endured the past 80 million yea...

'Biobank' Data Reveal Intriguing Link Between Telomeres, Death Risk

| Posted 11.12.2012 | Science

By Jocelyn Kaiser SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—Researchers who have assembled a trove of genetic and medical data on 100,000 northern Californians ...

Just How 'Identical' Are Identical Twins?

Posted 11.11.2012 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 11/10/2012 11:11 AM EST on LiveScience SAN FRANCISCO – Identical twins may not be so identical...

A Veterans Day Tribute to Those Who Are Still Coming Home - from Vietnam, Korea, WWII and WWI

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

Though many don't realize it, "no man left behind" is much more than an expression. The U.S. military genuinely does all it can to recover soldiers from all conflicts, and for more than a decade, I've had the privilege of contributing to cases pertaining to WWI, WWII, Korea and Southeast Asia.