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Low-Cost DNA Decoder Promises Medical Revolution

AP | By MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 01.11.2012 | Science

NEW YORK -- A biotechnology company announced it has developed a machine to decode an individual's DNA in a day for $1,000, a long-sought price goal f...

WATCH: Form Is Process In Stunning Design Exhibition

VernissageTV | Posted 02.14.2012 | Arts

"Form is Process". "Mass Customization". "Infinite Infinities". "Number is All". "The Moral Justification for Modernist Standardization... is no more"...

How DNA Can Help You Find The Perfect Lover

Lone Frank | Posted 01.07.2012 | Books
Lone Frank

A Swiss company called GenePartner ("Love is no coincidence") has taken the search for a mate to a new level by developing a biological matching syste...

Literature Leaps into the 22nd Century, Lands Awkwardly

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

As scientists improve their ability to manipulate the genome, will a market might emerge for people who want to imprint quotes into their own DNA, or even their children's, as a sort of genetic tattoo?

Overcoming Genophobia

Misha Angrist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Misha Angrist

DNA in a test tube is prosaic: the "stuff of life" looks a lot like what emerges from a child's runny nose. But there has long been something taboo in that tube.

New Research Suggests Simple White flower Has World's Longest Genome

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LONDON — An ordinary-looking white flower from Japan may carry something quite extraordinary within its pale petals – the longest genome e...

Don't "Protect" Us From Our Own Genetic Information

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Smolenyak

Unfortunately, there is a tendency towards a paternalistic attitude by certain groups in the medical professions who seek to limit access to medical information that is not directly under their control.

Neanderthal DNA Found In Human DNA: Human Ancestors Mated With Extinct Species, Researchers Say

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — We have met Neanderthal and he is us – at least a little. The most detailed look yet at the Neanderthal genome helps answer o...

Potato Genome CRACKED By International Research Team

AP | DAVID N. GOODMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DETROIT — A global team of researchers has mapped the genetic code of the world's most popular vegetable – the potato. The draft of the p...

Daily Mail: Artificial Life Will Be Created "Within Months" As Genome Experts Claim Vital Breakthrough

The Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Artificial life will be made to order in the laboratory within four months, a controversial biologist has claimed. U.S genome expert Craig Venter, sa...

Stephen Quake, Stanford Prof, Sequences Own Entire Genome In A Week

AP | MARCUS WOHLSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN FRANCISCO — It might not be long until there is a gene scanner in every doctor's office, as DNA sequencing becomes faster and cheaper. A St...

Decode Your DNA For $1,000

Wired | Thomas Goetz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

At the age of 65, my grandfather the manager of a leather tannery in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, suffered a severe heart attack. He had chest pains and wa...

'Powerful New Strategy' Offers New Hope Of Linking Genes To Specific Diseases

MSNBC | Jeneen Interlandi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sifting through the 25,000 genes that make up the human genome to find the causes of disease may take a lot less time now, thanks to a new approach de...