Human Genome Project

I paid $300 for DNA-based fitness advice and all I got was junk science

Consumer-genomics company Helix promises insights so you can live your best life — but it’s little more than genetic astrology<p>In January of this year, I decided I would complete a half-marathon. I would push my body to the limit and be reborn as my best self. For months, I woke up at 6 to run …

DNA

A conversation with the NIH director: On overseeing medical breakthroughs, making music and riding a Harley

<i>Dr. Francis S. Collins, known for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the Human Genome Project, is the director of the National Institutes of Health, the largest and most prestigious biomedical research institution in the world. In an interview with Tom Fox, Collins</i> …

News (U.S.)

The Toughest Part About Innovation Is Not What You Think

Technology alone cannot drive change<p>Stories of innovation usually follow a simple, but common narrative. Someone gets an idea, figures out how to make it work and changes the world. Yet that is rarely how it actually happens. Far more often, someone comes up with a great idea and it never gets off …

Innovation

The ethics of gene editing

<b>Opinion: there is no doubt that gene editing and similar techniques are going to deeply affect the future of our children and future generations</b><p>The …

Genetics

The state of precision medicine: Star Wars tech on a Flintstones chassis

If precision medicine is the future and this type of care is all about the individual, then the healthcare industry needs to become nimble like an …

Health Care Technology

Are You a Genetics Whiz? Take Our Quiz & Find Out

All Quiz Questions<p>1) DNA is short for?<p>Deoxyribonucleic acid<p>Deoxyribonucleic amino acid<p>Deoxyribosome acid<p>Answer: DNA is short for deoxyribonucleic …

DNA

Two Stars Slammed Into Each Other And Solved Half Of Astronomy’s Problems. What Comes Next?

Progress, as they say, is slow. In science, this is often true even for major breakthroughs; rarely is an entire field of research remade in a single …

Science

A World with Fast DNA Sequencing – TrdPip

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

Xoma: A Lower Risk Way Of Investing In Biotech

Biotech stocks have been big winners this year. But since individual biotech stocks can lose 50% in a single day, readers have asked if there is a “safer” way to invest. Bruce Pile tells us about Ligand Pharmaceuticals and Xoma Corp., two biotechs that do not bet the whole company on a single drug …

Stocks

UQ scientists to help create ‘manual for life’

Scientists from The University of Queensland have joined a global effort to map every single cell in the human body to create a freely accessible …

Biotechnology

A Chinese province is sequencing 1 million of its residents' genomes

Genetic Database<p>Authorities in the city of Nanjing, the capital of China’s Jiangsu province, announced at the end of October that they would sequence …

DNA

The Rise and Fall of the Luxury Baby Farm

“Ourselves, A Little Better” by Mai NardonePresidio ModeloIssue №286<i>Jump to story</i>AN INTRODUCTION BY THOMAS MIRA Y LOPEZWhen Mai Nardone first sent me …

Genetics

25 new genomes to celebrate 25 years of the Sanger Institute | Sanger Institute

To commemorate the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute turning 25 in 2018, the Institute and its collaborators* are sequencing 25 new genomes. From the …

DNA

Huawei Reaches Out To Scientists, Manufacturers, And Governments To Jointly Explore The Digital World

Every major leap in civilization helps us break through existing boundaries. By understanding and defining the boundaries in our world, we effectively transform the unknown into the known – and then we break through. This is the act of exploration, each success the dawn of a new day for …

Innovation

What You Need to Know About 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 …

DNA

Decoding the Immune System

If there were a clock heralding Helen Naylor’s blood donations, it would ring precisely every eight weeks. For the last decade, the 47-year-old …

Medicine

Scientists Have Mapped Marijuana’s Genome—Revealing New Medicinal Potential

The Human Genome Project is still recognized as the most collaborative scientific project to this day, identifying and mapping the entirety of the …

Cannabis

Cancer’s Procrustean Bed

In Greek mythology, Procrustes was a son of Poseidon (god of the sea) who often invited passersby to stay at his house to rest for the night. There …

Cancer

From CERN to the ISS, here are 9 big tech projects that changed the world

It’s no secret that technology and the people who build it have made some pretty impressive advances over the years, but while there are plenty of …

Biotechnology

Gene therapy helped these children see. Can it transform medicine?

in New York<p>When Caroline Carper was 10 years old she saw rain falling from the skies for the first time. “So I was in grammar class, and it started …

Medicine

What Do People Often Get Wrong About Genetics And DNA?

<i>What common misconceptions do people have about genetics and DNA? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Joselin Linder, author of The Family Gene, on Quora:</b><p>Most of us don’t yet realize …

Medicine

Israel’s NRGene identifies mutation that causes colon cancer

Startup's software can accurately and efficiently find genetic mutations in humans, says CEO Gil RonenThe post Israel’s NRGene identifies mutation …

DNA

When medical research is outdated, it’s the patients who pay

Medical research can now be more person-focused than ever, writes Alex Irving, communications director at Patients Campaigning For Cures.<p>When Thomas …

Biotechnology

Next-generation sequencing is bringing precision medicine into the clinical realm

Genomic sequencing has come a long way in a short time, and its potential to drive even faster innovations in precision medicine is enormous.

Digital Health

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, …

Genetics

What's the Link Between Genetics and Autism?

At least 83% of autism caused by inherited genes<p>Researchers have always believed that genetics plays an important role in autism, but many were …

Autism

The Human Cell Atlas: from vision to reality

As an ambitious project to map all the cells in the human body gets officially under way, Aviv Regev, Sarah Teichmann and colleagues outline some key …

Biology

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

The second Renaissance

Ian Goldin calls on scientists to help society to weather the disruptive transformations afoot.<p>Subject terms:<p>Society<br>• Politics<br>• Economics<p>The Renaissance …

Biotechnology

10 Badass International Science Collaborations That Will Blow Your Mind

How many scientists does it take to change the world?

Biotechnology