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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 ...

Maverick Scientist Eyes 'Biological Teleporter' On Mars

Posted 10.20.2012 | Science

By: TechNewsDaily Staff Published: 10/19/2012 01:54 PM EDT on TechNewsDaily Scientific maverick J. Craig Venter says he is confident there is life...

Junk DNA, Junky PR

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2012 | Science
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

The ENCODE Project results don't alter the current view of the genome; they just provide a basis for further investigation. Additionally, the findings were embargoed for years to enable the PR blitz -- at minimum unseemly when public funds are involved.

DNA From Bone Chip, Teeth Yields Detailed Image Of Extinct Humans

Posted 08.31.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 08/30/2012 02:05 PM EDT on LiveScience The genome of a recently discovered branch of extinct...

Could THIS Be Your Next Hard Drive?

| Posted 08.20.2012 | Science

By John Bohannon When it comes to storing information, hard drives don't hold a candle to DNA. Our genetic code packs billions of gigabytes into a si...

Promiscuous, Peace-Loving Primate Has Its Genes Mapped

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 06.13.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- Behold the bonobo, our ape cousin that's kinder and gentler than the chimp or, well, us. Now scientists have mapped the primate's DNA, a...

Gene-Screening Advance Promises Convenience But Raises Ethical Concerns

| Posted 06.07.2012 | Science

By Kai Kupferschmidt What if you could read much of your child's medical future while it was still in the womb? Taking a major step toward that goa...

Big Pharma Company Battles To Buy Gene Science Firm

Reuters | Ben Hirschler | Posted 06.25.2012 | Science

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said on Wednesday its $2.6 billion bid for long-time partner Human Genome...

WATCH: What Gorilla Genes Reveal About Human Evolution

AP | By ALICIA CHANG | Posted 05.07.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- Take a trip to the zoo and you can see gorillas are a lot like us. But a new DNA study says we're even more similar than scientists tho...

Are Men Headed For Extinction?

Posted 02.23.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/22/2012 02:37 PM EST on LiveScience Contrary to previous belief, men may not be on...

Caveman DNA Breakthrough Raises Thorny Ethics Question

Posted 02.08.2012 | Science

Clone a caveman? That's still in the realm of science fiction. But for the first time ever, researchers at Germany's Max Planck Institute have compile...

Before You Are Pregnant

Anne Wojcicki | Posted 03.15.2012 | Science
Anne Wojcicki

Currently insurance companies, by and large, pay for targeted carrier status genetic testing if it can be justified and if you are pregnant. But this timing is not optimal and the ancestry guesswork is often wrong. Consumers should have the choice to test before conception.

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
VernissageTV

"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...