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The Next Trillion-Dollar Industry Could Be Built on Genetic Code

Dawn Nakagawa | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Dawn Nakagawa

Alec Ross served as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's senior advisor for innovation. During that role, he earned unique insight into the changing nature of technology. In his new book, "The Industries of the Future," Ross not only lays out the key industries that will shape the 21st century, but also provides the geopolitical, cultural and generational contexts out of which they are emerging. Berggruen Institute's Dawn Nakagawa sat down with Ross to discuss the book.

You Are Not Your Parent's Illness

Sheila Hamilton | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Sheila Hamilton

I'd like the physician who terrified me with an inaccurate and sensational prediction to update his advice to patients. People whose parents died from cancers, brain illnesses and diabetes should be encouraged to participate in the outcome of their health and of their lives.

'A Decent Bomber' -- Alexander McNabb's Irish Thriller

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.05.2016 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

Alexander McNabb's hot adventure "A Decent Bomber" for a change wasn't set in the Arab world, but managed, in its Irish venue, to tie back to the region he's used as a backdrop for earlier novels.

'The Bone Labyrinth,' A Conversation With James Rollins

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.15.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

James Rollins is the New York Times-bestselling author known to millions of fans for his speculative adventure fiction. His novels take readers to unknown worlds, and across eons of time, reminiscent of books by Michael Crichton, H.G. Wells, and Isaac Asimov.

Pornosophy: Meta-Sex

Francis Levy | Posted 10.21.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Can we all agree that from an evolutionary perspective the purpose of sex was, at least initially, procreation? Pleasure was in the service of genome preservation which inevitably was a matter of natural selection.

Meeting My Genome: This Expensive Test Still Isn't for Everyone

Techonomy | Posted 10.14.2015 | HuffPost Home
Techonomy

One might think I would be disappointed after 15 years of anticipation, but I'm not. This first glimpse of my DNA was interesting, but it's what comes next that I'm excited about.

I Had My Whole Genome Sequenced -- And so Should you

Stephane Budel | Posted 10.13.2015 | Science
Stephane Budel

Have you ever wondered about the genetic material that makes you, well, you? Have you wished to see a full blueprint of your DNA? Your genome has a meaning to you, your family, and the society at large. My wife and I did our part; if you have the means and interest, I hope you will join us!

We Are Sequencing the Genomes of the World, and It's Giving Us a New Vision of Life

Dawn Field | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Dawn Field

We are sequencing the world -- from ourselves to all of the organisms upon which we depend as a living planet. In the future, our planetary genome might include new life forms built in the lab; there is even talk of the possibility of a resurrected Neanderthal, carried by a surrogate human mother. Science fiction? Not anymore.

3 Cancer Research Accelerators Worth Watching

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

In 2000, Douglas Hanahan and Robert A. Weinberg articulated the concept of cancer hallmarks as a foundation for understanding cancer's biology across traditional cancer types. Three initiatives built on that foundation now promise to accelerate development of more powerful life-saving therapies.

Transhumanist Party Scientists Frown on Talk of Genetic Engineering Moratorium

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

A wave of ethical discussions and admonitions recently appeared after Chinese scientists reported successfully editing an embryo's DNA.

Genome Editing: Time to Ask the Tough Questions

Silvia Camporesi | Posted 06.13.2015 | Science
Silvia Camporesi

"What are the moral implications of genome editing?" is the question that has been posed by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics regarding the new CRISPR-Cas9 mediated germ-line genome editing technique, which allows targeted modification of DNA sequences at the level of the germ-line, i.e. gametes (eggs and sperm).

Some Atheists and Transhumanists are Asking: Should it be Illegal to Indoctrinate Kids With Religion?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

A reasonable society should not have to indoctrinate its children; its children should discover and choose religious paths for themselves when they become adults, if they are to choose one at all.

What We CAN Do and What We Can't in the Realm of Health and Wellness to Combat Disease

Ann Fry | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Ann Fry

While I applaud all of the incredible offerings within corporations to help their employees get healthy, I'm flabbergasted by how many people don't take advantage.

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...

The Future of Cancer Research -- Whole Genome Sequencing

Jack Hidary | Posted 02.03.2014 | Science
Jack Hidary

While death rates have come down substantially in heart disease, morbidity rates in cancer have not changed significantly in 30 years. This despite billions of dollars of cancer research.

The Self Is Dead -- Long Live the Superself

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

This is the sixth and final post in the series "Why Everything You Know about Your 'Self' Is Wrong." The series explores how our understanding of self...

What Is Man?

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

This is the fifth post in the series "Why Everything You Know about Your 'Self' Is Wrong." The series explores how our understanding of selfhood affec...

Weird Organism Points To 'Fourth Domain' Of Life

natureheader | Ed Yong | Posted 07.20.2013 | Science

The organism was initially called NLF, for “new life form”. Jean-Michel Claverie and Chantal Abergel, evolutionary biologists at Aix-Marseille Uni...

The Superself: Genome, Menome, and Wenome

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

In this view, our selves are far more extensive than we've been led to believe. They extend beyond our own bodies to include what we think of as other selves and the world. We live in the minds of others, and they in ours.

Is Life Older Than Earth Itself?

Posted 04.18.2013 | Science

By: Jillian Scharr, TechNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 04/16/2013 06:08 PM EDT on TechNewsDaily Applying a maxim from computer science to biolo...

A Developing World Strategy for Personalized Medicines

Michael Seo | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Seo

In 1990, the U.S. National Institutes of Health began an effort to map the human genome. This effort known as the Human Genome Project is considered t...

Fossilized Toe Yields Detailed Map Of Protohumans' DNA

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.19.2013 | Science

BERLIN — Researchers in Germany said Tuesday they have completed the first high-quality sequencing of a Neanderthal genome and are making it fre...

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 3

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

I see personal genomics more generally evolving rapidly to become a major part of everyday life for Americans and around the globe. At the same time, potential problems associated with it will continue to emerge in parallel and merit serious evaluation.

Gene Patents

Myles Jackson | Posted 01.29.2013 | Science
Myles Jackson

When one thinks of patents, one generally thinks of mechanical contraptions, the products of a creative genius, such as Thomas Edison. Rarely does one think of human genes. Alas, since 1982 the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patents on human genes.

Gene Feat May Bring Better Way To Test Drugs

Reuters | Chris Wickham | Posted 01.15.2013 | Science

By Chris Wickham LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have mapped the genome of the domestic pig in a project that could enhance the animal's ...