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
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.
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
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 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 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 ?
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 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 ?
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 ...
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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.