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Genetic Research

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 ...

Yoga and Meditation Can Positively Affect DNA

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 08.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Yoga and meditation are well-documented to have psychological, emotional and physical benefits for people at all stages of health, including cancer pa...

Our Precious Resource: Immigrants

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.25.2016 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

When Pardis Sabeti rollerblades to her lab at Harvard on a warm spring day, she may come up with a discovery that saves lives before she puts on her skates to go home that night. It's happened before and at the rate she's going, it's likely to happen again.

What Calico Cats Can Teach Us About Obesity

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.28.2014 | Science

House cats -- in all their notoriously lazy glory -- may actually help scientists figure out how to control obesity in humans. Researchers at the U...

Investigating A Curious Narcolepsy Case

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Although this was clearly more than just narcolepsy, it was possible that the constellation of symptoms was due to a small genetic alteration that included both a narcolepsy-causing gene and a mitochondrial gene located close by on the same chromosome.

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?

Beyond the Science of Older New Dads and Baby's Longevity

Joel Brokaw | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
Joel Brokaw

There is an extra Father's Day gift for us older new dads. It seems that scientists have discovered how our offspring may enjoy a longer life the older the birth father happens to be.

A Step Towards Addressing Health Disparities In The Latino Community

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Rugnetta

The Latino community is both genetically and culturally diverse; and as gene-based medicine advances, Latinos will need to make sure that new medical technologies serve that diversity.

'Designer Genes'

Steven Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Potter

As I explain in "DESIGNER GENES," the revolution is ongoing and there may indeed be no stopping it now. The human species is about to undergo an incredible transformation.