Genetics

White supremacists are discovering through DNA tests that they aren’t 100% white

<b>A growing number of white supremacists who are using DNA testing to prove their ‘racial purity’ are discovering they are not fully white.</b><p>Many of the …

DNA

How white supremacists respond when their DNA says they’re not ‘white’

A white supremacist wears a shirt with the slogan “European Brotherhood” at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 12, 2017. Photo by …

Racism

This Stock Could Be the Tesla of Healthcare -- The Motley Fool

A little-known gene-editing pioneer, Editas Medicine, could have what it takes.<p>Some farsighted (or just plain lucky) investors bought shares of <b>Tesla</b> …

Investing

New Version of DNA Editing System Corrects Underlying Defects in RNA-based Diseases

Until recently, the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique could only be used to manipulate DNA. In a 2016 study, University of California San Diego …

Life Sciences

Breakthrough in Gene Editing Comes as Scientists Correct Disease-Causing Mutation in Human Embryo

It’s an exciting time for gene editing currently as scientists achieve the first ever safe repair of a single-gene mutation in a human embryo. Using …

Life Sciences

The missing link: The Australian scientists cracking the genetic code of clinical depression

<b>Sydney:</b> Two-thirds of Australians with clinical depression have used multiple antidepressants to manage their condition, the nation's largest study …

Depression

I sent in my DNA to get a personalized diet plan. What I discovered disturbs me.

August 18 is National Ice Cream Pie Day. (It's also the third week of National Crayon Collection Month, but who's counting?) You know whose arteries ice cream pie is good for? No one. Plain and simple. But Habit, one of the latest disrupters in the food tech sector, suggests we rethink the very …

DNA

How to Live to 100: Researchers Find New Genetic Clues

If you live to be 100, you’re in a special group, one that longevity scientists are eagerly studying for clues to battling aging. But are these …

Longevity

Many breast, ovarian cancer survivors should take this genetic test

<i>; Credit: ColorBlind Images/Blend Image</i>Rebecca PlevinMore than 1 million American women who have had breast or ovarian cancer are not getting a …

Genetic Testing

Will Gene Editing Allow Us to Rid the World of Diseases?

Now that the gene-editing genie is out of the bottle, what would you wish for first?<p>Babies with “perfect” eyes, over-the-top intelligence, and a …

Life Sciences

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Recently, a scientific milestone hit the headlines, raising a flurry of excitement and concern.Scientists used a rapidly rising and powerful new gene …

Life Sciences

China rushes into embryo selection

Gene-editing with CRISPR has in the headline in the past month and touted as a way of eliminating genetic diseases. But the cruder and cheaper …

Life Sciences

Best of HN: At Long Last: What Color Is Helix?

Last year I began to question if my seemingly dun horse was actually turning gray (click here to learn what initially triggered my suspicions).<p><i>A</i> …

Horses

DNA lab reduces testing for missing people amid funding woes

Karen Stipes always believed her missing mother was "Mountain Jane Doe," buried unidentified in a paupers' cemetery deep in the woods outside Harlan, …

DNA

The Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through August 19)

<b>BIOHACKING</b><p><b>Biohackers Encoded Malware in a Strand of DNA</b> <i><br>Andy Greenberg | WIRED</i><br>“Regardless of any practical reason for the research, however, the …

Gene Therapy

Science news: Bird maps and genes that heal

We're one step closer to understanding birds' amazing powers of navigation thanks to new research, and a DNA editing tool helps to identify the genes …

Genes

CRISPR Co-Discoverer: "I've Never Seen Science Move at the Pace It's Moving Now"

Pushing the Pace<p>The CRISPR gene editing tool has already been used to perform some incredible feats of science, from manipulating the social behavior …

CRISPR

White supremacists take DNA tests, find they're not so white

Commentary: Services such as 23andMe and Ancestry.com offer much simpler ways to learn about your past. A new study suggests the truth of their past makes some deny the science.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Which of us is pure?<p>Pure of …

DNA

Nanotechnology May Be Used to Heal Wounds, Repair Organs

Your skin cells are programmable, allowing them to be converted into other types of cells.<p>And now researchers have discovered how to reprogram them, …

Health

How Our Thoughts Control Our DNA

The common idea that DNA determines so much of who we are — not only our eye or hair color, for example, but also our addictions, disorders, or …

Biology

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Recent Human Gene Editing Trial in the US

Gene Editing In Embryos<p>Recently, scientists achieved a world first using the genetic editing tool, CRISPR, when they corrected a genetic mutation …

Biology

DNA blood test may spot cancer early - Futurity

A blood test that can detect cancer early without invasive procedures shows promise, report researchers.

Health

Researchers Investigate Naked Foal Syndrome in Akhal-Tekes

Naked foal syndrome is related to a nonsense gene variant and appears to be unique to Akhal-Tekes.<p>The Sphynx cat breed might have a popular following …

Horses

Crispr Fans Dream of a Populist Future for Gene Editing

CrisprCon is not a place where spandexed, beglittered, refrigerator drawer fans come together for an all-you-can-eat celebration of unwilted produce. …

CRISPR

Encryption Technology Could Protect the Privacy of Your DNA

Your DNA is some of the most intimate information out there—encoded in it is information about your health, your personality, your family history. …

DNA

DNA sequencing tools lack robust protections against cybersecurity risks

Rapid improvement in DNA sequencing has sparked a proliferation of medical and genetic tests that promise to reveal everything from one’s ancestry to …

DNA sequencing

Updating DNA’s Life Story

It is incredible enough that anyone ever discovered the structure of DNA. (James D. Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962 for their research on the subject.) But the progress that has since been made in sequencing and editing our genetic building blocks is …

Books

White supremacists are embracing genetic testing - but they aren't always that keen on the results

Users of far-right site Stormfront are resorting to pseudo science and conspiracy theories when DNA tests show they aren't as "pure" as they …

Genetic Testing

Pacific Biosciences Is Advancing Genomics

The age of gene therapy approval by the FDA is upon us as investors, signaling near-term rising investor sentiment in the sector.<p>Pacific Biosciences …

Gene Therapy

Mitt Romney Claps Back at Trump

Here's your week in review, in haiku.<p>1.<p>Prebiously in<p>the West Wing. Currently on<p>Bob Mueller’s short list.<p>2.<p>Burkina Faso.<p>Konduga. Barcelona.<p>And yes, …

Genetic Testing