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Genome Sequencing

It's Official: Your Cat Is 95% Tiger

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Attention cat parents and guardians! Whether you share your life with Madame Meow or Admiral Snuggles, your little fluff muffin is a real tiger at h...

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.

Conquering Cancer: Personalized Medicine Is the Future

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 06.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

Imagine a world where treating cancer and other chronic diseases like diabetes is customized to your specific case? The possibilities of better treatments and even finding a cure is even closer with precision medicine and genomic testing

A Neanderthal Foreign Policy

John Feffer | Posted 03.24.2015 | Home
John Feffer

It's still not entirely clear why Neanderthals died out. They might have been simply absorbed through interbreeding. They might not have had sufficient numbers to compete for scarce resources. Or perhaps it had something to do with climate.

What You Are Not Hearing About Ebola

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

At least 30 experts were unable to attend the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Conference in New Orleans these past few days, as the ...

Anna Almendrala

The Genetic Test That Could Transform Breast Cancer Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living

Breast cancer prevention usually starts with breast self-exams in your 20s and progresses to yearly mammograms in your 40s. But if genome sequenci...

The Stupidity of the 'Smart Gene'

Jessica Cussins | Posted 11.25.2014 | Science
Jessica Cussins

All "genes of the week" have something in common: they never actually live up to their billing. For starters, it is never true that a single gene just does something.

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?

Seeing Over the Health Care Horizon

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

I believe that the announcement by the FDA of the approval of the genome sequencing technology for medical applications is symbolic for the future development of personalized health care.

DNA From Bone Chip, Teeth Yields Detailed Image Of Extinct Humans

Posted 08.31.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 08/30/2012 02:05 PM EDT on LiveScience The genome of a recently discovered branch of extinct...

Time for Another Human Genome Project?

Andrew Hessel | Posted 05.14.2012 | Science
Andrew Hessel

The scientific charge to read a human genome started gaining traction 25 years ago. Now it may be time to think about writing one.