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Cara Santa Maria

Her Cells Are Immortal. Could You Be Too? | 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.

Most Human?

Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Peter Baldwin Panagore

What does it mean to be pure Homo sapiens? I thought I knew. No one could be pure human unless we all are, so therefore we all are pure Homo sapiens. It would have to be either all of us or none of us, biblically, won't it?

David Lohr

After 37 Years, DNA Helps Family Find Missing Loved One | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

Every day for the past 37 years, Cathy Blevins Howe has wondered about the whereabouts of her 27-year-old sister, who vanished from her Charlotte, N.C...

Maverick Scientist Eyes 'Biological Teleporter' On Mars

Posted 10.20.2012 | Science

By: TechNewsDaily Staff Published: 10/19/2012 01:54 PM EDT on TechNewsDaily Scientific maverick J. Craig Venter says he is confident there is life...

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 2

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

In my first piece on personal genomics, I wrote about how data on one's genome can provide information on one's disease risk. Such personal genomics studies estimate the probability of someone getting a disease.

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 1

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

A revolutionary biomedical phenomenon called "personal genomics" is poised to fundamentally change how you think about your health and your family history.

Son's DNA Shows Up In Mom's Brain, New Findings Reveal

Posted 09.27.2012 | Parents

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 09/26/2012 05:06 PM EDT on LiveScience A mother may always have her children on her mind, l...

3 Ways To Get Ethereal Wedding Day Skin

Dr. Ronald L. Moy | Posted 01.17.2013 | Weddings
Dr. Ronald L. Moy

Oftentimes, the pressures of wedding planning can make a bride-to-be much more critical than is necessary. If you find yourself nitpicking tiny spots or flaws in your skin you have never noticed prior, you may be attempting to fix something that was never broken to begin with.

The Value of ENCODE

Nessa Carey | Posted 11.24.2012 | Science
Nessa Carey

Creating a drug to target just one regulator may have little impact. But the more we understand the regulatory networks involved in health and disease, the more chance we have of identifying the key vulnerable pinch points in our organ systems.

David Lohr

Killer Clown Investigation Helps Solve Cold Case | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

The ongoing investigation into possible victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy Jr. has led to the identification of a young man who disappeared more...

Cara Santa Maria

Redhead Genetics: What Does The Future Hold? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.14.2012 | Science

Happy Roodharigendag (that's Redhead Day in Dutch). It's a summer festival that takes place the first weekend in September in the Netherlands. This ye...

Science, Standards and Forensics: Part III

Brandon L. Garrett | Posted 11.10.2012 | Crime
Brandon L. Garrett

Our entire system of forensics needs to be shored up -- and Congress may finally be responding to the crisis.

Where Is the Path Forward for Forensics? Part II

Brandon L. Garrett | Posted 11.07.2012 | Crime
Brandon L. Garrett

When you start to look at just one case, like Donald Eugene Gates', you find out that unreliable methods and poor standards were in place. Then you find even more wrongful convictions and you realize there is a real system problem with forensics.

Cara Santa Maria

Resurrecting The Wooly Mammoth | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.06.2012 | Science

Should the woolly mammoth be resurrected? Is it even possible? And if so, is it ethical? Why did they go extinct in the first place? And what would be...

New Genome Guidebook Solves Mystery Of 'Junk' DNA

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2012 | Science

* 'Junk' DNA runs the genes, $196 million international study finds * Project offers 'guidebook to the human genome' * ...

Disturbing Business In An RV

Reuters | Lily Kuo | Posted 08.24.2012 | Small Business

A mobile DNA testing facility that looks more like a motor home than a medical clinic is raising questions about the ramifications of quick and easy t...

The Link Between Grilled Foods and Cancer

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

t's summer and the barbecue is all fired up. You can smell it from your neighbors backyard, and you are salivating. Don't jump over the fence quite so fast. Think before you eat! The longer meat is cooked, the more dangerous it becomes.

How To Catch A 'Poopetrator' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

Fingering the four-legged culprits who do their business without their owners cleaning up has become big business. Poo Prints, a doggie DNA lab in ...

Could THIS Be Your Next Hard Drive?

| Posted 08.20.2012 | Science

By John Bohannon When it comes to storing information, hard drives don't hold a candle to DNA. Our genetic code packs billions of gigabytes into a si...

What If

Christine Eads | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Christine Eads

What if, at your fingertips, you had all the information that could tell you all you needed to know about every disease and/or illness you may contract for the rest of your life?

'Loophole' Helps Explain Why Females Live Longer

Posted 08.02.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 08/02/2012 12:24 PM EDT on LiveScience An evolutionary "loophole" might explain why m...