(American Society of Human Genetics) Parents of children newly diagnosed with cancer value the results of whole exome sequencing for a variety of reasons beyond clinical actionability. Parents cited psychological benefits to receiving...Show More Summary
(American Society of Human Genetics) Relationships between the ancestors of modern humans and other archaic populations were likely more complex than previously thought, involving interbreeding within and outside Africa, according to a new estimator developed by geneticists. Show More Summary
In a free, democratic society, we live by a sacred code–a guarantee that some countries just do not have or if they do, it is not upheld. Libraries, as purveyors of the freedom of information, lay the foundation of democracy by encouraging literate, thinking people who participate in government and become educated voters. Show More Summary
Today Thomas More Society attorneys filed a petition in the Fourth Judicial District of Minnesota in Hennepin County, charging the University of Minnesota with illegally procuring and using human fetal tissue for research. The university has a policy in place that obtains fetal tissue from out of state, circumventing the Minnesota legislature’s intended restrictions. The […]
(American Society of Human Genetics) Infection with Zika virus disrupts fetal brain development by interfering with the proliferation of human neural progenitor cells (hNPCs), a type of cell that drives neurodevelopment and proliferates into brain and nervous system cells. Show More Summary
(American Society of Human Genetics) Adding noninvasive prenatal genetic screening for fetal chromosomal abnormalities to the current testing strategy in Quebec would be more cost-effective than current approaches, per a new study. Researchers...Show More Summary
(European Society of Human Genetics) The European Society of Human Genetics has welcomed the decision of the Emir of Kuwait to request the Kuwaiti Prime Minister to reconsider the scope of the law that would have imposed compulsory DNA testing on all residents as well as visitors to the country.
As tech integrates with society and our bodies, the battle against lag heats up.
When you’re sitting on a white sand beach throwing back mai tais in paradise, there is little room for improvement. Unless, of course, you can add puppies. Thanks to the Maui Humane Society, visitors to the Hawaiian island of Maui can...Show More Summary
Cartoon chickens roaming green fields near a ruby red barn constitute false advertising as far as the Humane Society of the U.S. is concerned when it comes to Davidson’s brand eggs. The animal welfare group filed a complaint Friday with the Federal Trade Commission citing the artwork on Davidson’s branded eggs from National Pasteurized Eggs... Continue Reading
This month at a press conference in Paris, plans were unveiled for the world’s first “space nation.” A “space nation” is an unrestricted, free society, not ruled by politics or economics, that values humanity with knowledge, intelligence and science. Decisions are purely based on science. Scientists from...
At the Humane Society Legislative Fund, we know that solving many of the systemic problems facing animals today depends on passing animal protection legislation at the federal level. But, in order to do that, it is critical that we elect... Show More Summary
A Humane Society International team is in Haiti to bring food and veterinary care to animals affected by Hurricane Matthew. The HSI Our disaster response work in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew continues in South Carolina, after our transfer of nearly 100 dogs from shelters there ahead of the storm. Show More Summary
The oncoming storm of Artificial Intelligence as popularized by sci-fi films and to some extent over-inflated expectations of machines that can learn to mimic humans has created an early worry of its impact on jobs, society and us in...Show More Summary
Just Some of the Damage That the Hit-and-Run Motorist Inflicted Upon Bart "If somebody tells you the cat is still breathing and it's alive, the cat shouldn't have been buried."-- Sherry Silk of the Humane Society of Tampa BayThe lives of just about all cats are not only terribly brief but filled with all sorts of unspeakable deprivations and abuse. Show More Summary
(The Optical Society) This glimpse into the inner workings of the eye will help scientists better understand, prevent and manage major eye diseases that affect photoreceptors like age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.
PRESS RELEASE: Seven Bridges, the biomedical data analysis company, today announced a full slate of activities it will be involved in at the upcoming 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), which kicks off October...
Alachua County / (CC-BY-2.0) Societies worldwide are suffering epidemics of mental illness because “human beings, the ultrasocial mammals, whose brains are wired to respond to other people, are being peeled apart,” writes George Monbiot...Show More Summary
There are plenty of secondary reasons for this distress, but it seems to me that the underlying cause is everywhere the same: human beings, the ultrasocial mammals, whose brains are wired to respond to other people, are being peeled apart. Show More Summary
Caregiving is undoubtedly a difficult job to take on, but a futuristic ad shows what could happen to older people who need care if humans don’t step up to help. A Paris-based volunteer organization, Society of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul,Show More Summary