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'Journalist Bait' Study Deemed A Fraud

natureheader | Posted 05.06.2013 | Science

By Eugenie Samuel Reich Few researchers have tried harder than Robert Trivers to retract one of their own papers. In 2005, Trivers, an evolutionary b...

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.

Science Education Fuels Innovation

Anne Wojcicki | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Anne Wojcicki

April 25th is DNA Day. I know, you probably had no idea. If you are like a lot of Americans, you don't give much thought to DNA or genetic science in general. You should.

Why Are Our Brains Lopsided? New Study Offers Answer

Posted 04.24.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/23/2013 07:07 PM EDT on LiveScience The two halves of the human brain are not symmetrical....

Ancient Europeans' Strange Gene Shift Has Scientists Puzzled

Posted 04.24.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/23/2013 11:16 AM EDT on LiveScience The genetic lineage of Europe mysteriously transformed ab...

Mapping Telomerase

Stig Egil Bojesen | Posted 06.22.2013 | Science
Stig Egil Bojesen

Some weeks ago I gave birth to a child after being pregnant for more than four years. The birth was postponed several times, but finally it came; along with 12 brothers and sisters, and with more than 1,000 parents.

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...

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.

Ancient Mummy Gives Up Genetic Secrets

natureheader | Posted 04.15.2013 | Science

By Jo Marchant The ancient Egyptians could soon be getting their genomes sequenced as a matter of routine. That’s the view, at least, of the first ...

Supreme Court To Weigh Patentability Of Human Genes

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

* Oral arguments begin Monday in Myriad Genetics patent suit * Legal issues center on whether genes are products of nature * Critics say patents...

Rat Study Points To Surprising Cause Of Laziness

Posted 04.09.2013 | Science

By: Live Science Staff Published: 04/09/2013 08:26 AM EDT on LiveScience New research might help explain why some people have trouble getting off ...

Why Science and Education Are Blowing Up Online (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.08.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

We're geeking out in the What's Trending studio with a huge science-fueled chat, featuring NASA's Flight Director and iconic Mohawk Guy Bobak Ferdowsi, Veritasium's Derek Muller and I Fucking Love Science's Elise Andrew.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Your DNA Contributes To Humanity's Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 04.08.2013 | Science

Our human lineage is not actually linear. In fact, it's more of a branching tree, telling the story of our origins in Africa and our migrations throug...

Why Some People Age Faster Than Others

Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jaimie Dalessio Scientists are learning more and more about what makes some people age faster than others and the consequences of that accel...

Science in the Service of Human Rights: Argentina 37 Years After the Coup

Alex Stern | Posted 05.28.2013 | World
Alex Stern

Almost everyone knows that DNA identification has been used to free the falsely convicted from prison. Less known is the powerful and admirable role that DNA identification has played in redressing one of the most horrific aspects of the Dirty War (1976-1983) in Argentina.

Weird Microbe Has HOW MANY Sexes?

| Posted 03.27.2013 | Science

By Beth Skwarecki If you thought the battle of the genders was complicated, try having seven sexes. When Tetrahymena, a single-celled creature co...

Math Was Right

Ian Stewart | Posted 05.25.2013 | Science
Ian Stewart

Neither molecular biology nor mathematics alone can explain how developing organisms grow and change. We need both, working together.

Historic DNA Letter Expected To Bring Big Bucks At Auction

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 03.23.2013 | Science

NEW YORK -- Sixty years ago scientist Francis Crick wrote a letter to his 12-year-old son saying he and a colleague had discovered something "very bea...

Have Deadly Viruses Finally Met Their Match?

Posted 03.21.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/21/2013 12:05 PM EDT on LiveScience A single compound could stop several viruses, including ...

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...

The Moment I Knew My Son Was Really Mine

2013-02-28-brainchild1.jpg | Posted 03.14.2013 | Parents

Written By Betsy Fife Archer For Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers When my son was born, the midwives remarked in awe how much he loo...

The British Embryo Authority and the Chamber of Eugenics

Stuart A. Newman | Posted 05.11.2013 | Science
Stuart A. Newman

The genetic design of future offspring, even with the limited objective of making these future children more "normal," will open the door to attempts to pick and choose other characteristics.

New Look At Ancient Mud Yields 'Unexpected Discovery'

Posted 03.08.2013 | Science

By: Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 03/07/2013 10:01 AM EST on LiveScience The story of life on Earth keeps getting stranger...

Regulate BPA out the Door

Molly Rauch | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green
Molly Rauch

What's wrong with the system? Why don't our regulations prioritize the prevention of chronic health problems due to massive exposures to questionable chemicals?

Skull DNA Points To MUCH Older Date For Dogs' Domestication

Posted 03.07.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/06/2013 05:04 PM EST on LiveScience A canine skull found in the Altai Mountains of S...