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Genetic Sequencing

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.

Henrietta Lacks' Genes and All of Yours?

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 11.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

Like Henrietta Lacks' family, millions of us will soon confront questions about our genomes. We should learn as much as we can, and plan more carefully now, before it is too late. Our genomic data may reveal aspects of our fate, but we can still potentially control how and when the information is used.

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.

TED Talks: Anne Wojcicki Of 23AndMe Discusses Consumer Genomics (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Michael Macher | Posted 11.17.2012 | Technology

Here's a question: If you could find out whether you were genetically predisposed to a life-altering disease like Alzheimer's or breast cancer, would ...

Neanderthal Genes: The Hidden Thread in Our Tapestry

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

The just-published draft sequence of the Neanderthal genome may reveal that Neanderthals and Homo sapiens indeed interbred when the latter first came out of Africa.

There Aren't Enough Spidermen

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

We are spending more than $2 billion of US taxpayer money to send another rover to Mars next year, when so much of our own planet remains unexplored and unknown.

Google Co-Founder Brin Discloses That He Is Vulnerable To Parkinson's

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Sergey Brin, a Google co-founder, said Thursday that he has a gene mutation that increases his likelihood of contracting Park...

Genes at the Crossroads

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Human behavior isn't complex the way a game of chess is, or the way the wiring is in a computer, for example. Human traits cannot be ascribed to one gene or even a large group.