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Ronald Bailey Critiques A Troublesome Inheritance

last monthNews : Reason

Former New York Times science reporter Nicholas Wade's new book, A Troublesome Inheritance, begins well enough, with a nice roundup of what genomic science has old us about human evolution and migration. But the author then proceedsShow More Summary

“Protected bike lanes safer, better,” says science. “Duh,” says rest of us.

Study finds that cyclists feel safer when bike lanes are separated from car traffic. Study’s parents consider study underachiever, wish study was more like its sister Human Genome Project.

Oldest modern human genome from Siberia ~45 thousand years ago

Just a teaser from Ann Gibbons in Science: In 2008, Siberian ivory carver Nikolay Peristov was searching for ancient mammoth tusks eroding from the banks of the Irtysh River in western Siberia, when he found fossilized bones instead....Show More Summary

Mosaic: The Publishing Of Science, And The Science Of Publishing

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The UK-based Wellcome Trust is the second-largest non-governmental funder of medical research after the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It was one of the main backers of the Human Genome Project, which pioneered the idea of open data by placing all its results in the public domain, and of open access. Show More Summary

Links 3/7/14

Links for you. Science: The obesity rate for children has not plumeted Google joins the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health When should the university stop supporting a lab? 700-Year-Old Poop Tracks History of Human Gut Microbes A New Generation … Continue reading ?

Links 1/19/14

Links for you. Science: Aiming to Push Genomics Forward in New Study Dr. Andrew Cronyn: Why I’m a Doctor–And What It Has To Do With Vaccines Death Dust: The valley-fever menace. Human–microbe mismatch boosts risk of stomach cancer New rotavirus … Continue reading ?

3 Ways the $1,000 Human Genome Can Revolutionize Science and Medicine As We Know It

The cost to sequence a full human genome reached a critical milestone on Tuesday when Illumina announced its next-generation system will enable $1,000 tests. There are far-reaching implications for human health, but the possibilities extend beyond the doctor's office.

Links 12/23/13

Links for you. Science: The Mating Habits of Early Hominins: A newly sequenced Neanderthal genome provides insight into the sex lives of human ancestors. Tracking the Secret Lives of Great White Sharks The Science Behind the Grants on Senator Coburn’s … Continue reading ?

Craig Venter on moving at the speed of light

Last week I had the privilege of speaking with J. Craig Venter at the Hillside Club in Berkeley, as part of the Bay Area Science Festival. Dr. Venter is a pioneer in biotech, from sequencing the Human Genome to creating a synthetic ...

Links 10/10/13

Links for you. Science: India Restarts Battle Against Leprosy Don’t BUGG me! Understanding SNPs and INDELs in microbial genomes It’s humans, not hornets, who are invading Why the government shutdown is bad for Americans’ health Other: Unlikely: The Impossible and … Continue reading ?

Links 7/31/13

Links for you. Science: Claws and effect: Climate change turns lobsters into cannibals A few minutes with … a guy who’s thrilled to live with roaches A classic 24/7 Lecture: Eric Lander — THE HUMAN GENOME Political Science NSF Update … Continue reading ?

Links 7/18/13

Links for you. Science: 365 Urban Species. #235: Stag Beetle Fixing obesity is not complicated The Horrible Psychology of Solitary Confinement The largest viral genome from a human Queens University professor helps tiny Micronesian islands adapt to global warming Other: … Continue reading ?

Bacterial DNA may integrate into human genome more readily in tumor tissue

Bacterial DNA may integrate into the human genome more readily in tumors than in normal human tissue, according to a new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Institute for Genome Sciences. Researchers analyzed genomic...Show More Summary

Links 6/18/13

Links for you. Science: Neuroscience doesn’t need a grand theory to advance Q&A: David Altshuler on How to Share Millions of Human Genomes In Glittering Gems, Reading Earth’s Story Few Wash Hands Properly, Study Finds (WASH YOUR DAMN HANDS!) The … Continue reading ?

Smithsonian genome exhibition unlocks 21st-century science of life

last yearArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History, in partnership with the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health, opened ?Genome: Unlocking Life?s Code? June 14?a multimedia exhibition thatShow More Summary

Boosting the powers of genomic science

As scientists probe and parse the genetic bases of what makes a human a human (or one human different from another), and vigorously push for greater use of whole genome sequencing, they find themselves increasingly threatened by the unthinkable: Too much data to make full sense of. read more

Now or Then: Which Big Science Project Are These Scientists Worked Up About?

This week President Obama announced a big new brain research initiative. Both supporters and opponents of the project have compared it to the Human Genome Project. That project was once controversial too, and there's a similar ring to many of...

Obama Is Announcing A New $100 Million Spending Project Today — And Eric Cantor Actually Agrees With It

President Obama is announcing his BRAIN initiative, a multi-year $100 million scientific research project that aims to do for brain science what the Human Genome Project did for genetics. While that is ambitious, the project has already...Show More Summary

We need a sociologist of science…or a philosopher

There’s another paper out debunking the ENCODE consortium’s absurd interpretation of their data. ENCODE, you may recall, published a rather controversial paper in which they claimed to have found that 80% of the human genome was ‘functional’ — for an extraordinarily loose definition of function — and further revealed that several of the project leaders…

Scientists worry sequester puts American research prowess at risk

The American scientific community is at one of the most exciting junctures in modern science; able to sequence the human genome, and with the help of advanced computers, researchers are making more progress each day on curing or preventing a variety of diseases.

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