Human Genome Project

Intuit CEO Says Vulnerability Is Key to Building an All-Star Team. Here's Why

Our strongest relationships are forged during our most significant periods of weakness.<p>The older I get, the more stressful life becomes. If the added responsibility wasn't enough pressure already, the belief that everything has to be executed flawlessly sometimes makes me feel like I'm inside of an …

Leadership

Why Gene Silencing Could Launch a New Class of Blockbuster Drugs

Long before CRISPR, there was gene silencing.<p>Ever since the Human Genome Project transcribed our genetic bible in 1997, scientists have dreamt of …

Medicine

Is This Science Hacker a Heroine or a Villain?

Alexandra Elbakyan is turning the multimillion dollar science publishing industry upside down.<p>In 2011, 23-year-old Alexandra Elbakyan did something …

Research

Now we can cheaply sequence DNA, how do we store all that data?

In 2003, the international consortium of scientists working on the Human Genome Project completed the final first draft for the human genome - a DNA …

Molecular Biology

A Guide to Some of the Biggest Names in Genetics

Pioneers of Genetics is a handy guide to some of the biggest and most important names in the history of genetics. Their imaginations, perseverance, …

Molecular Biology

The Science of Ancient Wine

For hundreds of years, questions about the origins of winemaking were answered with a pleasingly colorful mix of educated guesses, myths, and …

Wine

Will a $5,000 Checkup Save Your Life?

Craig Venter is betting that something is lurking in your body and you’d better address it now.<p>Genetics pioneer Craig Venter says you might not be as …

DNA

How a Eugene startup is using worms to spark medical breakthroughs

The U of O spinoff has won awards, grants and funding rounds for its ScreenChip System.

Portland, OR

Health Tech Podcast: How AI is making humans the ‘fundamental thing in the internet of things’

Twenty years ago, in 1998, you would have been hard-pressed to find a single hospital room with a personal computer in it.<p>Patient files were kept in …

Digital Health

New Research Suggests Immunity to CRISPR Gene Editing Poses a Challenge

CRISPR-Cas9 is the talk of the town in biotechnology. There is a huge amount of public interest in the possibilities provided by this new genome …

Genetics

Micron: Why The Bears Are Wrong

The Motley Fool put out a bearish opinion article outlining the bear case for Micron, which I find inaccurate and missing context.<p>Micron's business …

Business

A World with Fast DNA Sequencing

The sequencing of the first human genome in April of 2003 encouraged discussion of a revolution in genomic science. By unlocking the language of our …

DNA

If You Were Blind, Would You Pay $850K to See Again?

The $850K, Philly-Developed Blindness Treatment That Could Be the Gateway to Curing Big Disease<p>Spark Therapeutics's new drug may be worth every …

Molecular Biology

Finding individualized treatments in liver disease and beyond

Konstantinos Lazaridis, M.D.<p>In 1999, as a promising young physician-scientist, Konstantinos Lazaridis, M.D. was given an opportunity for additional …

Medicine

The Quality, Quantity, and Composition of Gut Bacteria May Have Enormous Influence On Your Brain

The quality, quantity, and composition of the bacteria in your gut have enormous influence on your brain. Dr. David Perlmutter explores this …

Microbiome

HUMAN DNA ‘WAS DESIGNED BY ALIENS’, SCIENTISTS HAVE RESEARCHED

HUMAN DNA was designed by ALIENS, scientists who spent 13 years working on the human genome have sensationally claimed. A pair of scientists from …

Molecular Biology

5 Biggest Trends That Will Affect Your Money in 2018

And how to capitalize on them.<p>On a day-to-day basis, Wall Street seems to have the attention span of a gnat. One day, stocks sell off because of …

Personal Finance

When Woolly Mammoths Roamed the Earth

<b>THE ENDS OF THE WORLD</b> <b><br>Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions</b><br>By Peter Brannen<br>Illustrated. 336 pp. Ecco. $27.99.<p><b>WOOLLY</b> <b><br>The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic Extinct Creatures</b><br>By Ben Mezrich<br>304 pp. Atria Books.</b> …

Books

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, …

DNA

Why can't Canada win another Nobel Prize in medicine?

In 1923, the first and only Nobel Prize in medicine for a Canadian discovery was awarded to Frederick Banting for the discovery of insulin.<p>The …

Biology

Why can’t Canada win another Nobel Prize in medicine?

One thing is certain: The absence of Nobel attention is not for lack of Canadian advances in the life sciences<p><i>John Bergeron is emeritus Robert Reford</i> …

Biology

Spark Therapeutics’s new FDA approval shows gene therapies are officially on fire

It didn’t happen overnight, but gene therapy has officially arrived.<p>On Tuesday morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its approval …

Law

FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Inherited Blindness

In a historic move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a gene therapy initially developed by researchers at the University of …

Medicine

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 …

Biotechnology

“That which is Demonstrated, We Accept with Joy”: Mormons, Scripture, and Evolution

You might have noticed an op-ed on Mormonism and evolution in the Salt Lake Tribune by me, responding to discussion of the place of evolution in Utah …

Molecular Biology

The new price of hope

It would have been just another midsummer day of activities and camaraderie at church camp, except that Colin English hadn’t felt right since he …

Boston

We’ve come to expect science to solve problems—and that’s a problem

In a recent essay, Martin Rees, an astrophysicist and retired University of Cambridge professor, says he is certain that, for good or ill, we are coming upon the limits of human knowledge—a point at which computers could one day overtake us. The idea certainly taps into deep-seated fears about …

Big Ideas

​Everything You Need To Know About DNA Test Kits—And The Best One For You

​The right option depends on what you’re hoping to find out.<p>The Human Genome Project—a global, multibillion-dollar effort to map our shared human DNA—was completed back in the year 2000. Since then, expert knowledge of humans’ genetic makeup and the specific gene variations that can affect a …

DNA

How We Think About Variation Is at the Heart of Our Scientific Literacy Crisis

We should stop worrying about the limits of human knowledge, and start worrying about wasting the knowledge we already have.<p>In a recent essay, Martin …

Science

The Enchanted Loom | Lewis H. Lapham

<i>The light of the sun and moon cannot be outdistanced, yet mind reaches beyond them. Galaxies are as infinite as grains of sand, yet mind spreads</i> …

Ray Kurzweil