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Eugene Koonin: "The New Evolutionary Biology"

Suzan Mazur | Posted 02.03.2017 | Science
Suzan Mazur

Eugene Viktorovich Koonin "They should have invited Eugene Koonin," Canadian biochemist Larry Moran told me in the hallway during a break at the Nove...

Dead But Not Entirely

Medical Discovery News | Posted 01.12.2017 | Science
Medical Discovery News

By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog Scientists have been using various techniques to determine which of the 22,000 human genes are used in respon...

Six Ways Research Is Changing How We Age

American Federation for Aging Research | Posted 10.12.2016 | Fifty
American Federation for Aging Research

by Steven N. Austad, Ph.D. - Scientific Director, American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) , Distinguished Professor  and  Chair, Department...

Genes, Chance And Destiny: Siddhartha Mukherjee Chronicles The Human Genome’s Turbulent Future

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 09.29.2016 | Science
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

At 46, Siddhartha Mukherjee, is a man driven by questions, by puzzles in science and society. In 2011, his first book, a 600-page book on the history ...

Can A Leaf Taste Sunlight? Why The Answer Matters

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Can a leaf taste sunlight? I have never seen the question posed before, let alone answered, by someone with the botanical qualifications I lack. But I...

What We Can Learn From Luck

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: Considering the subject of luck can help us appreciate the moment and increase our compassion toward people who are less fortunate.

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, ...

Will Cancer Drugs Work Against Alzheimer's Disease?

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

The major risk factor for both cancer and Alzheimer's disease is aging. Changes in our biology that happen as we age contribute to the development of both diseases. Better understanding the biology of aging will help us develop drugs to treat Alzheimer's. It will also help us identify drugs currently used to treat cancer that could also be "repurposed" to treat Alzheimer's patients.

Race Delusion: Lies That Divide Us

Robert J. Benz | Posted 05.31.2016 | Science
Robert J. Benz

Jack Moreh, Learning and Education - Brain Functions Development Concept David Livingstone Smith is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Ne...

Your Genes Could Determine How Well You Lose Weight

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 05/31/2016 10:30 AM EDT on LiveScience SAN DIEGO — When people take part in a weight loss program, som...

Some Women Are More Likely To Have Twins. Here’s Why.

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Tia Ghose Published: 05/02/2016 03:04 AM EDT on LiveScience Twins tend to run in families, and now researchers have identified two genes that make...

Transhumanism and Our Outdated Biology

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

Biohackers and reporters gather to watch Zoltan Istvan undergo a chip implant -- Photo by Roen Horn This essay below is adapted from the philosophi...

Vegetarianism: Nutrition Science Meets Media Nonsense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The study does not report that vegetarianism increases the risk of heart disease, cancer, or any other bad outcome. Nothing of the sort. Not even close.

Time Traveling in Cuba Through My Grandmother's Journal

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 03.07.2017 | Travel
Alyssa Ramos

Traveling to Cuba was never something I ever considered, even though both sides of my family have their roots there. Growing up as a Cuban-American du...

Scientists Might Just Have Discovered How To Prevent Gray Hair

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.06.2016 | Fifty

Scientists have long known that genes determine our hair color -- and when that hair turns gray, it's believed that it's partly due to genetics and pa...

Why Are Latinos More Likely to Be Happy?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 01.18.2017 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Latin Americas and Scandinavians are more likely to be chipper than, say, the Chinese or the Iraqis (of course, there are very real non-genetic reasons for their respective unhappiness too). Is it possible, then, that as more Hispanics intermarry and intermingle and inter-you-know-what, they will spread their happiness genes among more and more Americans?

The Science Behind How 'Tuxedo' Cats Get Their Patchy Fur

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.07.2016 | Science

From the two-tone coats of cats that look like they're sporting dapper tuxedos to the distinctive piebald patterns flaunted by some horses, many anima...

DNA Is Not Destiny? Well, Duh

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.21.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A high profile paper just published in the highly prestigious journal Nature suggests that overwhelmingly, cancer results from "extrinsic factors," na...

How Your Genes Influence What Medicines Are Right for You

The Conversation US | Posted 11.22.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Pharmacists, physicians and researchers have tried for decades to understand why the same medication, at the same dose, can work well for some people but not for others, or why some people need higher or lower doses of the same drug, or why some people have side effects, while others do not.

Gene Manipulation In Human Embryos Provokes Ethical Questions

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.17.2015 | Science

A team of Chinese scientists raised eyebrows in April when they modified the genetic code of human embryos to correct the gene defect that causes the ...

The Daddy Diaries, Chapter 26: Chin Up

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.17.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

I'm not sure what's more disturbing: the news that babies are born with 300 bones and yet as adults, we only have 206. Or the fact that I learned that...

Who Owns Your Genes?

Footnote | Posted 10.27.2016 | Science
Footnote

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.

Evolution Will Change How You See the World

Lawrence Rifkin | Posted 09.09.2016 | Science
Lawrence Rifkin

When the idea of evolution sinks in - really sinks in - evolution hits home with power and an emotional rush.

What Your Genetic Blueprint Says About You: The Rise of Epigenetics

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 08.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

Health care and medicine is living through a major transformation. We're entering into a new era of medicine where prevention precedes treatment.

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...