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Views From Down Under -- Trauma

Fiona Werle-Schupp | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Werle-Schupp

I recently attended a trauma workshop for therapists and what I took from this session really made me sit up and take note. Australia is holding a Roy...

Personal Genomics for All

Dr. Ken Chahine, Ph.D., J.D. | Posted 09.27.2014 | Science
Dr. Ken Chahine, Ph.D., J.D.

Working with a team of geneticists, bioinformaticists, statisticians and data scientists who study these patterns, we're exploring the genetic backgrounds of people with long standing documented histories in a variety of regions around the world.

It's Entirely Possible That Your Spouse Is Also Your Cousin

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living

You fall in love. You tie the knot. And then you find out you’re related to your spouse. A.J. Jacobs, an author and Esquire Editor at Large, joi...

Diagnosing The First Patient: Genomics To The Rescue

Techonomy | Posted 09.22.2014 | Science
Techonomy

Nic Volker. Beatrice Rienhoff. Alexis and Noah Beery. If you happen to be a scientist or clinician in the genomics field, you already know the topic of this article just from those four names. Each is a child who suffered from a mysterious or even one-of-a-kind disease.

Sustainable Leadership

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

What is all this talk about sustainability? Is this serious business or another fad or trend that has little relevance to business?

Play Is in Our DNA

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Just as every cell in your body contains the DNA of a whole new you and complete new life, every strand of DNA in every cell of every other living thing contains in it a fresh start and a new beginning.

DNA Study Reveals Surprising Truth About Bird's Extinction

| Sarah C. P. Williams | Posted 06.17.2014 | Science

When the last passenger pigeon died at a zoo in 1914, the species became a cautionary tale of the dramatic impact humans can have on the world. But a ...

Human, Chimp Forebears May Have Diverged Way Earlier Than We Thought

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 06.13.2014 | Science

The ancestors of humans and chimpanzees may have begun genetically diverging from one another 13 million years ago, more than twice as long ago as had...

Who Owns Your Genetic Data? Hint: It's Probably Not You

Techonomy | Posted 08.12.2014 | Science
Techonomy

As we move closer to an era when a sequence of every human genome is the norm, an important question looms. It seems intuitive to many of us that each person owns his or her genetic data and therefore should control access. But the reality is more complex.

The Coming Era of Personal Genomics

Techonomy | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Techonomy

If the idea of having everyone's genome sequenced at birth brings to mind images from "Blade Runner" or "Gattaca", you're not alone.

Genealogy on TV: 28 Celebrities and Counting

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

A pair of Valeries: Valerie Bertinelli tapes for Who Do You Think You Are? in London and Senior Advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, learns ab...

Researchers Promise New Genetic Test for Alcoholism for Which They Found No Scientific Evidence

Cecile Janssens | Posted 07.23.2014 | Science
Cecile Janssens

This is an unexpected claim, because the study itself shows that the genetic test did not predict alcoholism at all; the researchers demonstrated that the predictive ability of their test was not better than tossing a coin. This incorrect interpretation of genetic prediction studies is common, unfortunately.

How to Outsmart Your Genes and Live a Better Life

Lillie Rosenthal | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Lillie Rosenthal

Contrary to popular belief, our DNA is not our destiny, in fact, 80 percent of how we age is determined by how we behave. We do not inherit bad genes or bad luck, just bad habits! Should I eat those chips or should I reach for a nutrient dense apple? We all know that choices matter, but how much... really?

WATCH: How Your DNA May Have Influenced Your Marriage

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Science

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - He leaves the toilet seat up, prefers old Japanese monster movies to romantic comedies and fancies...

Deadly Bug's Genetic Code Finally Cracked

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2014 | Science

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An international team of scientists has deciphered the genetic code of the tsetse fly, the bloodsu...

EXPLAINED: Why Neanderthals, Modern Humans Are So Different

Reuters | Sharon Begley | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - How can creatures as different in body and mind as present-day humans and their extinct Neanderth...

North to the Future: Arctic Molecule to Revolutionize Cosmetics Industry

Mikå Mered | Posted 06.11.2014 | Science
Mikå Mered

The Arctic isn't only host to 412 billion barrels equivalent of oil and gas, nor only home to the world's second largest uranium and rare earths deposits.

Tree's Genome Is Biggest Ever Sequenced

| Thomas Sumner | Posted 03.22.2014 | Science

A loblolly pine tree on the 17th hole of the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia blocked so many of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s shots ...

Baby Face Nelson

Francis Levy | Posted 05.13.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

When will the Supreme Court rule on whether showing pictures of infants constitutes free speech? And when will they rule that "sounds like a plan," "w...

Hooray for Craig

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

For all the high-fiving, grand envisioning and lavish investing in organizations like Google's Calico and Human Longevity -- which is building the world's largest DNA sequencing operation -- one fundamental question remains: What's the agenda?

WATCH: Scientists Find Groundbreaking Way To Study Your Genes

natureheader | Brendan Borrell | Posted 03.03.2014 | Science

Scientists can now take snapshots of where and how thousands of genes are expressed in intact tissue samples, ranging from a slice of a human brain to...

Controversy Erupts Over Plan To Map DNA Of Medieval King

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 02.26.2014 | Science

King Richard III has been dead for more than 500 years, but his bones continue to ignite fresh controversy. The medieval king, unearthed from a Leice...

Urgent Memo to Biotech Pioneers: Life Is More Than a DNA Sequence

Amory Lovins | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Amory Lovins

2014-02-12-DNASequence.jpg In nature, all experiments are rigorously tested over eons. Single mutations venture into an unforgiving ecosystem and test their mettle. Whatever doesn't work gets recalled by the Manufacturer. What is alive today is what worked; only successes yield progeny. But in the brave new world of artifice, organisms are briefly tested by their creators in laboratory and field, then mass-marketed worldwide.

Gene Linking Intelligence To Brain Anatomy Identified Overseas

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2014 | Science

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Researchers have found a gene linking intelligence to the thickness of so-called "grey matter" in th...

'It Is Up To Us To Destroy Or Save The Planet': A New Phase Of Evolution

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

Biological evolution has taken 3.5 or 4 billion years to get us where we are. The adaption of our species to the social environment -- social evolution -- has been must faster. Now that we can read and write the genetic code, put it in digital form and translate it back into synthesized life, it will be possible to speed up biological evolution to the pace of social evolution.