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New Gene Method Reveals Looks Of Long-Dead

Posted 01.15.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/14/2013 03:58 PM EST on LiveScience The color of the eyes and hair of ancestors dead for h...

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.

The Genomics Revolution

Joanna Lynne Kelley | Posted 01.19.2013 | Science
Joanna Lynne Kelley

In this exciting moment of rapid scientific progress and change, it is paramount that an informed public be a participating partner in the progress of science.

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 2

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

In my first piece on personal genomics, I wrote about how data on one's genome can provide information on one's disease risk. Such personal genomics studies estimate the probability of someone getting a disease.

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 1

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

A revolutionary biomedical phenomenon called "personal genomics" is poised to fundamentally change how you think about your health and your family history.

The Value of ENCODE

Nessa Carey | Posted 11.24.2012 | Science
Nessa Carey

Creating a drug to target just one regulator may have little impact. But the more we understand the regulatory networks involved in health and disease, the more chance we have of identifying the key vulnerable pinch points in our organ systems.

New Genome Guidebook Solves Mystery Of 'Junk' DNA

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2012 | Science

* 'Junk' DNA runs the genes, $196 million international study finds * Project offers 'guidebook to the human genome' * ...

High-Tech Human Genome Exhibit Coming To D.C.

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is developing its first major exhibit on the human genome with a $3 million pl...

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...

Gene Study Reveals Big Limitation Of DNA Mapping

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 04.02.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- Gene scans for everyone? Not so fast. New research suggests that for the average person, decoding your own DNA may not turn out to be a ...

Time for Another Human Genome Project?

Andrew Hessel | Posted 05.14.2012 | Science
Andrew Hessel

The scientific charge to read a human genome started gaining traction 25 years ago. Now it may be time to think about writing one.

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...

A New Conception Of Wellness: Holistic Health

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Holistic health has become inevitable. A piecemeal approach to wellness doesn't fit how your body works. It is no longer "alternative" medicine that concerns itself with broad issues of holistic wellness.

The Higher Health -- A New Map For Prevention

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

America's obesity epidemic isn't improving because the information about how to reverse it didn't lead to motivation. The government can jiggle the food pyramid, but that won't matter as long as Americans haven't stepped on to the pyramid in the first place.

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.

More Evidence on the Real Nature of Evolutionary DNA Change

James A. Shapiro | Posted 03.07.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Conventional wisdom has it that the genetic changes underlying evolution are random accidents. Now that we have almost 60 years of DNA-based molecular genetics and genome sequencing behind us, a different picture has emerged.

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?

Study Links Spread Of Religion With 'Believer Gene'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON -- A British university study suggests that people of strong faith can spread religion through a "believers' ...

Made In The Image Of God: The Theological Implications Of Human Genomics -- Part 1

Dr. Denis Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. Denis Alexander

Do new discoveries in human genomics have any significance for the dialogue between science and religion in general, or for our sense of human uniqueness in particular?

Why Your Genes Don't Determine Your Health

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Hyman, MD

The decoding of the human genome at the dawn of the millennium carried the hope and promise of the beginning of the end of human suffering.

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.

Is There a Genie in the Genome?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

My own hope for genomic advances lingers. But at its best, that hope was and is a small flicker in comparison to the luminous promise of lifestyle.

What Genetics Can, and Can't, Tell Us

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

We have emerged into the post-genetic-inheritance era, where we are facing the limitations on what our DNA can tell us about ourselves and how we can modify our lives.

Should A Book Pass The "Dead Tree" Test?

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

Do you feel strongly enough about the impact of what you have to say that you can live with cutting down trees to make your book?

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.