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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 ...

You Can Inherit Loneliness

Science of Us | Posted 09.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

Loneliness is an emotion that doesn't always make a lot of sense. Two people may have very similar social lives, and yet one might feel isolated more often than the other -- even when surrounded by people they know and love, who know and love them back.

Two People With Rare Disorder Offer Clues To Humans' Mysterious ‘Sixth Sense’

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 09.23.2016 | Science

Two people with a rare and little-understood disorder have helped scientists identify a gene that may be responsible for our “sixth sense” of body...

Why you should worry about the privatization of genetic data

The Conversation US | Posted 09.08.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

By Kayte Spector-Bagdady, University of Michigan President Obama has promised to support a bold future for medicine where diagnostic testing and trea...

Here's One Surprising Reason You Crave Coffee

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.22.2016 | Taste

Turns out the siren call of Starbucks may not be the only thing that fuels a coffee craving. Your parents probably have something to do with it, too. ...

New Study Pokes Hole In The Idea Of 'Healthy Obesity'

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living

The most current conventional wisdom among doctors and obesity researchers goes something like this: While people who are obese are at high risk for m...

Three Trends In Alzheimer's Research Provide Reason For Hope

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 08.05.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

New treatments for Alzheimer's are on the horizon and the pipeline of drugs in development is more diverse than it's ever been.

7 Undeniable Reasons Being Short Is The Best

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living

A shorter stature doesn’t come without pitfalls. There’s always that one person who calls you “shorty” or “fun-sized.” It’s impossible t...

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.

Separate State And Racism

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Jens Martin Skibsted

Thomas Jefferson's proposed separation of church and state has been a founding stone for the United States of America's democracy. Article 6 of the Un...

Artist Kindra Crick Remembers Her Grandfather, Nobel Prize Winner Francis Crick

Steve Chapple | Posted 07.13.2016 | Science
Steve Chapple

Francis Crick, shared the Nobel Prize in 1962 for discerning the structure of DNA. It was perhaps the most important biological discovery of the past...

Skin Cancer Risk For Freckly Red-Heads Equivalent To 21 Years In Sun

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living

Having genes that give you red hair, pale skin and freckles increases your risk of developing skin cancer as much as an extra 21 years’ exposure to ...

Genes And Joints

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Your secrets are now visible. The recent TED talk by physicist Riccardo Sabatini dramatically demonstrates our growing ability to decipher the Human G...

Why African genomic studies can solve the continent's health issues

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.18.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Nicholas N Ngomi, African Population and Health Research Center Genomic research has proven to be a considerably valuable tool in global attempts to ...

Med Tech Will Turn 100 Years of Age Into the New 60 Years

Diane M. Francis | Posted 08.01.2016 | Technology
Diane M. Francis

Medical technology pioneers believe that 100 years of age will become the new 60 as scientific breakthroughs, software and gadgets extend and improve ...

Moving beyond pro/con debates over genetically engineered crops

The Conversation US | Posted 06.03.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

Field tests of flood-tolerant 'scuba rice.' International Rice Research Institute/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SABy Pamela Ronald, University of California, Davis...

What It Means To Be Human Is Changing Thanks To Gene Editing

Zocalo Public Square | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.27.2016 | World

Near the end of a wide-ranging conversation about the complexity of the human genome and the history and future of genetics, Arizona State University ...

Lung Cancer in Adolescents: A Grim Inheritance?

Bonnie J. Addario | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Bonnie J. Addario

Now, we are focused on using underlying biology in high-risk families to understand why lung cancer occurs in young, healthy patients who never smoked.

Who Owns Your Genes? Congress Should Decide -- and Soon

Emma Ambrogi | Posted 05.19.2016 | Science
Emma Ambrogi

When a biologist isolates a bacterium and sequences its genome, the results are her intellectual property. She is free to publish the sequence or share it with other biologists in whatever manner she deems appropriate.

Historian: When Computers and Biology Converge, Organisms Become Algorithms

Daniel A. Bell | Posted 08.01.2016 | World
Daniel A. Bell

"The wall between machines and humans, between computer science and biology, is collapsing and I think the next century and probably the future of life itself will be shaped by this algorithmic view of the world."

Don't Ban CRISPR- At Least Not Yet

Caitlin McCarey | Posted 05.10.2016 | College
Caitlin McCarey

Imagine a world where genes that cause serious, debilitating diseases could be deleted from your genome just as easily as you delete a typo using Microsoft Word.

When It Comes to Genetic Genealogy, Women Need Not Apply

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Not long ago, I observed that genealogy is now officially a TV genre. One of the reasons I felt confident in making this claim is the frequency with w...

Scientist J. Craig Venter on science, adrenaline, and the meaning of life: Darwin Barks

Steve Chapple | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science
Steve Chapple

La Jolla, Ca. Darwin the poodle bursts into Craig Venter's capacious office on Torrey Pines Road just as he is explaining the meaning of life. I...

The Hunt for Cures for Orphan Diseases

Robin L. Smith | Posted 04.19.2016 | Science
Robin L. Smith

Each year in the United States four million babies are born. Each birth is a time of great rapture and joy because of the tremendous amount of love an...

Climate change alters genes of a mustard plant

Steve Franks | Posted 04.14.2016 | Science
Steve Franks

While some species are declining or going extinct as a result of climatic changes, others may be able to adapt. Understanding how they do so is important for conservation. Examining how climate change alters species gives us the opportunity to increase our understanding of evolution.