iOS app Android app

Human Genome

Are You a Worrier or a Warrior?

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

My mother in-law used to say "If you worry you die, if you don't worry you die, so why worry." None of her offspring are worriers either. Is it because they learned from an early age that worry is such a total waste of time? Or could it be that they are 'warriors' rather than 'worriers'?

Why 2014 Was a Groundbreaking Year in Digital Health

Rosina Samadani | Posted 03.14.2015 | Technology
Rosina Samadani

What do we need in health care? Fewer people who get ill in the first place. When they do, they should receive better care, tailored to who they are and the specifics of their disease, delivered at a lower cost. The challenges notwithstanding, we moved a step closer to this fantastic vision for health care in 2014.

The Regeneration Generation: A Conversation With Bob Hariri, Vice-Chairman and Co-Founder of Human Longevity Inc.

Robin L. Smith | Posted 01.26.2015 | Science
Robin L. Smith

Utilizing technological advancements in genomics, bioinformatics, computing and cell therapy, HLI plans to develop therapeutic solutions to some of the most complex yet actionable diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and dementia. Bob recently sat down with me to discuss his current work on the frontiers of aging and cellular science.

Genetic Big Data: What It Means

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

Researchers finished the first draft of the human genome in the year 2000. Although the decreasing cost of the technology has far outpaced Moore...

Learning To Use Genomics Safely, To Improve Children's Health

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Alan E. Guttmacher

The National Institutes of Health has funded four pilot projects to explore the use of genome sequencing in health care of newborns. Over the next several years, these pilot projects will yield useful information that will help us assess the potential for genome sequencing, its value in health care, and its ethical dimensions.

Where Do We Come From?

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 10.20.2014 | Weird News
Denise M. Wilbanks

My dear readers, Denial is not a river in Egypt. What will it take to wake up? Or have we allowed ourselves to be so disempowered that we have thrown in the towel? If so, is self destruction imminent? I would hope not.

Kathleen Miles

How A Billionaire Seeks To Cognitively Enhance Humans

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is a surgeon, drug developer, entrepreneur and the richest man in American medicine. Since selling the company that makes his ...

Hacking Your Genome: How Insurance Companies Legally Discriminate Against You and Your Family

Sharon Moalem | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon Moalem

I always feel obliged to ask my patients to consider carefully what they might be getting themselves and their families into before they have any genetic testing or sequencing done that is not anonymous.

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?

Fat Chance: 4 Ways to Recruit Your Fat for Weight Loss

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Excess fat is a primary cause of inflammation and explains why packing extra pounds promotes cardiovascular disease, diabetes and several cancers. So how could fat make weight loss easier?

Gills, Pills and Obesity Genes

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Human beings don't have gills, and there are genes to blame. But the right response looks like swimming lessons, and lifeguards, and fences around pools -- not studying genes while pushing kids into the surf. Not a new pill to fix an age-old part of who we are that was never really broken.

'It Is Up To Us To Destroy Or Save The Planet': A New Phase Of Evolution

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

Biological evolution has taken 3.5 or 4 billion years to get us where we are. The adaption of our species to the social environment -- social evolution -- has been must faster. Now that we can read and write the genetic code, put it in digital form and translate it back into synthesized life, it will be possible to speed up biological evolution to the pace of social evolution.

Self-Directed Biological Transformation Initiative -- A New Frontier 'Consciousome'

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The old model of the gene, which dates back to the discovery of DNA in 1953, says that our genes are fixed and unchanging.

From the Inside: Looking into the Human Gene Project [Infographic]

VisualNews.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
VisualNews.com

Still the largest collaborative biological endeavor in history, it has given us the first complete look at the blueprint for building human beings, and with that knowledge, it's hard to think of anything that is contributing more to human health in our modern world.

It's Not Just the Genes

Eric E. Schadt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Eric E. Schadt

In a relatively new field called multiscale biology, big data is helping us learn from a massive body of information, as well as the networks they form that define the complex biological processes at play within any living system, that we could not have understood if we stuck with looking at smaller collections of factors in isolation.

Greg Lucier, Unlocking DNA, Providing Hope

Carol Hoenig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Carol Hoenig

It's amazing to think that 2013 is already the 10th anniversary of the year researchers produced the first complete human genome sequence. What has me excited is that I cannot help but think we have only just scratched the surface.

You Will Die Itchy and a Little Fat

Mark Morford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Mark Morford

American! Are you bored? Jaded by the government shutdown and the squishy Tea Party imbeciles that caused it, but not quite yet completely paralyzed with fear that the world is closing in around you?

Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box -- Part 6

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2013 | Science
Deepak Chopra

Intellectually you know that your body today isn't the same as the body you had in the past. But if you tune in, you generally feel the present you in continuity with yesterday's you and all the others going back to childhood.  

Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box, Part Five

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Your brain doesn't determine your mind. Brain and mind are recreating each other with every act of perception. Moreover, with training, you can learn to experience your mind in parts of your body beyond the enclosure inside your skull, perhaps experiencing it even as filling your body.

Massive Burning Man Project Involves Human Genes And Lasers

Posted 07.30.2013 | Arts

You know Burning Man is approaching when every crowdsourcing platform from Kickstarter to Indiegogo is saturated with bizarre installations destined f...

FREAKY: Is THIS The Future Of The Human Face?

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2013 | Science

What might humans look like in the distant future? Nickolay Lamm, a Pittsburgh-based artist, has created four sci-fi-like illustrations showing one...

The Search for Mental Illness and Addiction in the Brain, Part I: The Disappointment of the Human Genome Project

Stanton Peele | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

The ideal image many people had of the genome as a straightforward template that stamps out human beings in a predictable way was, and is, a fantasy. And this is nowhere more evident than in the case of human personality traits and mental illness.

Has 'Junk DNA' Mystery Finally Been Solved?

Posted 05.13.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/12/2013 02:25 PM EDT on LiveScience One person's trash may be another person's treasure, but...

ACMG Recommendations Are a Controversial but Necessary Step Towards Genomic Medicine

Robert C. Green, MD, MPH | Posted 07.03.2013 | Science
Robert C. Green, MD, MPH

Doctors don't ask for your consent to look over the entire x-ray or make a note of the suspicious lesion. And they certainly don't sit you down before every exam, x-ray or lab test and have a long discussion about all the thousands of possible incidental findings that might show up.

Tenth Anniversary of the Mapping of the Human Genome: What It Means for Us All

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.16.2013 | Science
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

These miraculous discoveries present us with countless dilemmas and are far outpacing our abilities to grasp and address their ethical, legal and social implications. We need more public and professional education and attention to how it is affecting our lives and how it should affect our lives.