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 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 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 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 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 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 ?
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
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
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...
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
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…
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.
Science responds to Ketchum DNA Study Here are a few early responses from other scientists in regard to the Ketchum DNA Study...provided by SciGuy: Richard Gibbs, one of the key scientists behind the Human Genome Project and director...Show More Summary
Links for you. Science: A Flurry of Frog Legs Mosh Pits Teach Us About the Physics of Collective Behavior Science and Job Creation: The Human Genome Project (because Obama mentioned this in the State of the Union Address) US should … Continue reading ?
Last year, a new technique for cutting the DNA of bacteria to insert genes was described in journal Science. It offers researchers a relatively easy way to remove precise sections of a bacterial genome and should accelerate research in the field of genetic modification. Show More Summary
Genomics may accomplish a lot, but could it redefine humanity's view of itself?
Kyle Gschwend of The Stanford Daily recently reported, “After 18 months of planning, the Dean of the School of Humanities & Sciences, Richard Saller, recently gave final approval for a new center that will fill the need for a unified genomics research center on campus. Show More Summary
Some fantastic genetics news: • Suspect Sasquatch Sequencing Hoax? Viral marketing? or major scientific breakthrough? Texas company DNA Diagnostics, headed by veterinarian Dr. Melba Ketchum, has announced that they have sequenced not one, but three different Sasquatch genomes. Show More Summary
Swedish researchers from Upsalla University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences have sequenced the world's most delicious genome -- that of the pig. The research is important because, contrary to popular and well-considered...Show More Summary
Like night follows day: GSK completes its acquisition of HGS, and the scythe begins to come down. The company had previously notified the state of Maryland that it was cutting 114 positions, and now it's saying that 97 more are disappearing. Show More Summary