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Ancient virus could determine the sex of your baby

The sex of baby mice—and quite likely baby humans—is determined by a virus that inserted itself into the mammalian genome 1.5 million years ago, Live Science reports.        

Ancient Virus Could Determine the Sex of Your Baby

The sex of baby mice—and quite likely baby humans—is determined by a virus that inserted itself into the mammalian genome 1.5 million years ago, Live Science reports. Yale researchers published their surprising findings this week in Nature. According to a press release, more than 40% of the...

From Denisovan DNA to Future Humanity

The idea that the genomes of those of us without African ancestry harbor some DNA from Neanderthals has inspired cartoons and jokes, and I got a lot of flak when DNA Science covered the discovery of

Harmful mutations have accumulated during early human migrations out of Africa

The researchers analysed genomes of individuals across four continents while former studies had only been carried out on two populations. The study has now been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. read ...

Links 10/6/15

Links for you. Science: Chagas: An Emerging Infectious Disease Threat In U.S. Human Genome Project: Twenty-five years of big biology The Future Will Be Full of Mushroom Batteries If Your iPhone Were Powered By… In vitro evaluation of dual carbapenem … Continue reading ?

What 2,500 Sequenced Genomes Say About Humanity’s Future

Sequencing the first 2,500 human genomes has been a long, hard process. Here's what science has learned about the ways humans are different. The post What 2,500 Sequenced Genomes Say About Humanity’s Future appeared first on WIRED.

Links 9/15/15

Links for you. Science: Antibiotic resistance: myths and misunderstandings (excellent) Big Data: Astronomical or Genomical? How Europeans evolved white skin Crowdsourcing digs up an early human species: Palaeoanthropologist invites excavators and anatomists to study richest fossil trove in Africa. This … Continue reading ?

Human genome editing research is essential, experts say

A consensus statement from global experts in bioethics, stem cell research and science policy, asserts that human genome editing research is essential to scientific knowledge and should be permitted, and there may be morally acceptable uses of the technology in human reproduction.

Links 8/31/15

Links for you. Science: Bioinformatics is just like bench science and should be treated as such Over-interpreted epigenetics study of the week Apes May Be Much Closer To Human Speech Than We Realized Fast genome distance estimation using the MinHash … Continue reading ?

Lawmakers Try to Stop Embryo Editing and Three-Parent Embryos

For some time, the concept of “designer babies” has freaked out the public, viewed as some kind of far away science fiction. But with the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2001 and progress in the field of genetics, manipulation of genes is close to becoming a reality, and much sooner than any of us could have imagined. Show More Summary

Why racism is not backed by science

last yearNews : The Raw Story

As we harvest ever more human genomes one fact remains unshakeable: race does not exist...

Quickies: Editing the human genome, boobs, and planetary alignments

Categories: Quickies Francis Collins on CRISPR: “Designer babies make great Hollywood and bad science.” – “Two years ago, scientists quietly developed a technique known as CRISPR/Cas, which allowed them to edit DNA... (Read more...)

Scientists urge moratorium after Chinese researchers ‘edit’ human embryos

last yearNews : The Raw Story

In a controversial new research paper, Chinese scientists describe how they were able to manipulate the genomes of human embryos for the first time, raising ethical concerns about this new frontier in science. First reported by Nature News on Wednesday, the paper appears in the little known online...

The Future of Cancer Treatment is (Almost) Here

We’ve been talking about genetics, genomics, and sequencing since the completion of the Human Genome Project. But when it comes down to it, practical applications of all this science have not yet gotten to patients. Pharmaceutical companies—and oncologists who see patients every day—haven’t been able to fully harness the potential of sequencing. Show More Summary

Links 3/31/15

Links for you. Science: Defending Darwin: I teach human evolution at the University of Kentucky. There are some students I’ll never reach. (excellent) Genome Study Predicts DNA of the Whole of Iceland: Large genome databases are starting to reveal critical … Continue reading ?

Links 3/24/15

Links for you. Science: Pet Peeves (excellent, and every science journalist must read this) In which the postdoc sell-by date continues to shrivel: The MRC comes to its senses Scientists Seek Ban on Method of Editing the Human Genome (it’s … Continue reading ?

Roadmap Epigenomics Project Releases Latest "Annotations" to the Human Genome

The human genome project captured the public imagination when its first draft was published 14 years ago this week in the international science journal Nature, but the epigenome may hold the real promise for conquering disease.

Links 11/18/14

Links for you. Science: Why Get A Flu Shot? Whole genome sequencing reveals potential spread of Clostridium difficile between humans and farm animals in the Netherlands, 2002 to 2011 When Fish Shout How to Explain Papers in a Non Academic … Continue reading ?

New ‘cool videos’ from NIH look at Alzheimer’s, heart attacks, MS, coral reefs

2 years agoHealth : The Checkup

Francis Collins, physician and geneticist, is widely known as director of the National Institutes of Health, former director of the Human Genome Project and an outspoken advocate of reconciling science with belief in Christianity. Read full article >>

Indiana State Research Aims to Bridge Gap Between Health Care, Science, Policy

The ability to sequence the human genome is technology that has developed only in the past couple of decades, so a student-led research project is looking at the role of genetic counselors and whether telegenetics is used to close accessibility gaps for patients.

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