Human Genome Project

ASHG honors Eric S. Lander with William Allan Award

Geneticist to receive award at ASHG 2018 Annual Meeting<p>ROCKVILLE, MD - The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Eric S. Lander, PhD, …

Genetics

Human Genome Project marks 10 years

<i>By Tanya Lewis, LiveScience</i><p>This month marks the 10-year anniversary of the Human Genome Project, a 13-year international effort to determine the sequence of the 3 billion "letters" in a human being's DNA.<p>The $3 billion project, led by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of …

Genetics

Human Genes More Plentiful in New Catalog

Estimates for the number of genes in the human genome have been trending downward, from 50,000–100,000 (a figure widely cited in the years preceding …

MIT professor Eric Lander apologizes for praising controversial Nobel winner James Watson

<b>Eric Lander</b>, the founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, has apologized for toasting 90-year-old Nobel Prize winner <b>James Watson</b> …

UC Berkeley

A worldwide conservation effort aims to sequence the genomes of 1.5 million organisms

Akin to what the Human Genome Project was for medicine, an international group of researchers is launching a massive DNA collection effort called the …

Conservation

Reading the entire human genome – one long sentence at a time

Fifteen years ago, the Human Genome Project announced they had cracked the code of life. Nonetheless, the published human genome map was incomplete …

Genetics

Racism in STEM fields hurts the health of indigenous people

<i>Views expressed in opinion columns are the author's own.</i><p>"There's a difference between race in science and race as science," astrophysicist Jedidah …

TED Talks

DNA Sequencing

<i>Reducing the cost of genome sequencing by a million-fold</i><p><i>April 5, 2018</i><p><b>Did you know ...</b> that your genome contains about six billion individual building …

Genetics

The History of Breeding Mice for Science Begins With a Woman in a Barn

In her small white farmhouse in Granby, Massachusetts, Abbie E. C. Lathrop bred a variety of small animals: ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, and, …

Biotechnology

SXSW on the Future of Healthcare

From genomics to behavioral health, here’s what some of the most innovative healthcare thinkers were focused on at this year’s South by Southwest.<p>In …

Investing

This Day In Market History: The Microsoft IPO

<i>Each day, Benzinga takes a look back at a notable market-related moment that occurred on this date.</i><p><b>What Happened?</b><p>On this day 32 years ago, <b>Microsoft</b> …

Investing

Sir John Sulston, pioneering genome scientist, dies aged 75

The pioneering geneticist Sir John Sulston has died, it has been confirmed.<p>The scientist led the UK side of the landmark Human Genome Project and founded and directed the Wellcome Sanger Institute near Cambridge, one of the country’s leading biomedical institutions.<p>Sulston’s work on decoding the …

Science

RIP John Sulston, open science hero and father of the Human Genome Project

John Sulston has died at the age of 75; I worked with him through the Wellcome Sanger institute, where he undertook the Human Genome Project, where a …

Genetics

John Sulston: British scientist who decoded human genome dies

John Sulston, a Nobel Prize-winning British scientist who helped decode the human genome, has died. He was 75.<p>The Wellcome Sanger Institute, the …

Genetics

Federal funding vital to search for treatments for brain disorders

Our nation is experiencing a golden age of neuroscience. We’re constantly learning more about how the brain works and what goes wrong in brain …

Neuroscience

Forget Bitcoin, this startup wants your genes on the blockchain

Startups

Belgium to investigate Whole Genome Sequencing

From Flanders Today: At the request of federal health minister Maggie De Block, the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE) is investigating how …

Belgium

Developing a 2020 vision for genomics: NHGRI launches new round of strategic planning

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) today launched a new round of strategic planning that will establish a 2020 vision for genomics …

Genetics

A new book says the pace of genomic innovation is problematic

IN THE 18 years since the Human Genome Project was declared complete, untold billions have been poured into projects promising to map and interpret …

Genetics

Shattuck lecture--medical and societal consequences of the Human Genome Project.

1999 Jul 1;341(1):28-37.<p>1National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-2152, …

Genetics

Best Indie Nonfiction of 2017 (pg. 6)

"A fine tribute to a forerunner of today's personalized medicine and wellness monitoring; Hood deserves to be a household name."<p>A debut biography …

Book Reviews

Three Under-the-Radar Stock Picks

From casinos to rural retailers and genomic sequencing, these companies have huge potential for the long term.<p>We talk about a lot of stocks on</i> …

Investing

Exploring the Promises of Precision Medicine

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Introduction to the Human Genome Project

The set of nucleic acid sequences or genes that form the DNA of an organism is its <b>genome</b>. Essentially, a genome is a molecular blueprint for …

Genetics

50 Shades of Grey – The Psychology of a Data Scientist

Unless you’ve recently graduated from one of the new Data Science courses that have been popping up online and in various universities around the …

Big Data

First Gene Therapy For an Inherited Disease Could Soon Be Approved by The FDA

This is historic.<p>A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee unanimously endorsed an experimental gene therapy Thursday for patients with a …

Los Angeles

A more personal view of human-gene regulation

A long-planned effort to examine gene expression and gene regulation in all the major tissues in the human body across many people comes to …

Genetics

How the Human Genome Project Transformed Medicine

Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, explains how mapping the human genetic code has advanced medicine. He speaks to David …

Business

The promise and peril of synthetic biology in 78 minutes

Below you’ll find an unhurried interview with Autodesk Distinguished Researcher Andy Hessel. Andy is a prime instigator behind GP-Write – which is, …

Synthetic Biology

Your Genome May Become the Next Facebook

The social media king's targeted advertising made billions of dollars for investors. But something even bigger is on the horizon.<p><b>Facebook</b>'s …

Investing