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Chicago Tribune
Is billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong Tribune Publishing's white knight?exaggerations about his work. There have been questions, for example, about his
Is billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong Tribune Publishing's white knight?
Chicago Tribune / Posted an hour ago
exaggerations about his work. There have been questions, for example, about his assertions that NantHealth can analyze a human genome in 47 seconds. In an interview with The Times in January, Soon-Shiong said he was used to the critiques. "The... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
Adoptee uses DNA testing to explore family historycompany spokesperson said 23andMe does genotyping using a custom chip that look
Adoptee uses DNA testing to explore family history
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 10 hours ago
company spokesperson said 23andMe does genotyping using a custom chip that looks for some 650,000 known variants within the human genome. "We hear from customers who were adoptees and found their birth families; siblings who have reunited with... Read more
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PhysOrg
What does it mean for researchers, journalists and the public when secrecy surrounds science?scientists need to exclude the media and the public from a meeting about someth
What does it mean for researchers, journalists and the public when secrecy surrounds science?
PhysOrg / Posted 11 hours ago
scientists need to exclude the media and the public from a meeting about something as ethically fraught as synthesizing a human genome? Three weeks later, the exact details of what happened are still being contested. I'm a researcher in synthetic... Read more
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DW
Stop the nonsense: homeopathy has no place in medicine |of bacteria a lot has happened: Our medical research today is focusing on the l
Stop the nonsense: homeopathy has no place in medicine |
DW / Posted 11 hours ago
of bacteria a lot has happened: Our medical research today is focusing on the level of molecules. With the decoding of the human genome, medicine has become better and more powerful than ever before. At no point in history have humans better... Read more
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CNBC
Implanted electrodes to aid memory loss? It's not as far-fetched as it may soundwork is part of Darpa's involvement in President Barack Obama's BRAIN initiativ
Implanted electrodes to aid memory loss? It's not as far-fetched as it may sound
CNBC / Posted 12 hours ago
work is part of Darpa's involvement in President Barack Obama's BRAIN initiative, a goal to do for neuroscience what the Human Genome Project did for our understanding of genetics. Darpa, the nerdy science division of the Defense Department (you... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
Adoptee uses DNA testing to explore family historycompany spokesperson said 23andMe does genotyping using a custom chip that look
Adoptee uses DNA testing to explore family history
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 23 hours ago
company spokesperson said 23andMe does genotyping using a custom chip that looks for some 650,000 known variants within the human genome. "We hear from customers who were adoptees and found their birth families; siblings who have reunited with... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Is Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong Tribune Publishing's White Knight?exaggerations about his work. There have been questions, for example, about his
Is Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong Tribune Publishing's White Knight?
Hartford Courant / Posted yesterday
exaggerations about his work. There have been questions, for example, about his assertions that NantHealth can analyze a human genome in 47 seconds. In an interview with The Times in January, Soon-Shiong said he was used to the critiques. "The... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Is billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong Tribune Publishing's white knight?exaggerations about his work. There have been questions, for example, about his
Is billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong Tribune Publishing's white knight?
Baltimore Sun / Posted yesterday
exaggerations about his work. There have been questions, for example, about his assertions that NantHealth can analyze a human genome in 47 seconds. In an interview with The Times in January, Soon-Shiong said he was used to the critiques. "The... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Rare mutation may reduce risk of developing arteriosclerosis by 34%were from Denmark. Applying advanced gene sequencing techniques, the researcher
Rare mutation may reduce risk of developing arteriosclerosis by 34%
News-Medical-Net / Posted yesterday
were from Denmark. Applying advanced gene sequencing techniques, the researchers located an area - a deletion - in the human genome, which lacked twelve DNA building blocks in 0.8 per cent of the participants. Subsequent cell experiments... Read more
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FOX News
Teens with ADHD have special treatment needsalso carries side effects such as loss of appetite and sleeplessness, Dr. Phili
Teens with ADHD have special treatment needs
FOX News / Posted yesterday
also carries side effects such as loss of appetite and sleeplessness, Dr. Philip Shaw, an investigator at the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute, said by email. Some children can outgrow ADHD during adolescence, though, and this means... Read more
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The Atlantic
Genes Are Overratedout genetic instructions to build functional proteins. They develop genetic eng
Genes Are Overrated
The Atlantic / Posted yesterday
out genetic instructions to build functional proteins. They develop genetic engineering in the 1970s. They sequence the human genome in the 1990s. We also meet villains, such as the eugenicists—both American and German—who subverted genetic... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Patrick Soon-Shiong, already trying to cure cancer, dives into a newspaper takeover fightexaggerations about his work. There have been questions, for example, about his
Patrick Soon-Shiong, already trying to cure cancer, dives into a newspaper takeover fight
Los Angeles Times / Posted yesterday
exaggerations about his work. There have been questions, for example, about his assertions that NantHealth can analyze a human genome in 47 seconds. In an interview with The Times in January, Soon-Shiong said he was used to the critiques. "The... Read more
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PhysOrg
A rallying call for microbiome science national data managementof Energy has a tradition of taking on massive projects—from the first particle
A rallying call for microbiome science national data management
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
of Energy has a tradition of taking on massive projects—from the first particle accelerator to its role in initiating the Human Genome Project, and the DOE JGI is no stranger to microbiome research, reporting the first genomic characterization of... Read more
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FOX News
Scientists are trying to grow human organs in farm animalsresearcher, tells NPR that ethical considerations are at the forefront. "We’re
Scientists are trying to grow human organs in farm animals
FOX News / Posted 2 days ago
researcher, tells NPR that ethical considerations are at the forefront. "We’re doing this for a biomedical purpose," he says. "I don't consider that we're playing God." (These scientists want to create a synthetic human genome.) More From... Read more
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Psych Central
Bipolar Disorder May Have Genetic Links to Autism, Schizophreniaspecific genetic variants that contribute to the illness has proven difficult.
Bipolar Disorder May Have Genetic Links to Autism, Schizophrenia
Psych Central / Posted 2 days ago
specific genetic variants that contribute to the illness has proven difficult. Within the last decade, advances in human genome studies have helped scientists uncover many common variations, but none of these variations alone have a large... Read more
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PhysOrg
The protein that assesses distanceswouldn't fit inside the cell nucleus, as we're talking about over two metres of
The protein that assesses distances
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
wouldn't fit inside the cell nucleus, as we're talking about over two metres of strand in total if we consider the complete human genome. This, though, has the disadvantage of having to unpack it each time it's needed, a task carried out by the... Read more
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Providence Business News
Dr. Barrett Breadythe company briefly pivoted away from looking at long DNA molecules and started
Dr. Barrett Bready
Providence Business News / Posted 2 days ago
the company briefly pivoted away from looking at long DNA molecules and started looking at short DNA molecules. Think of a human genome as a jigsaw puzzle. As a scientific community, we’ve gotten pretty good at figuring out what the pieces of the... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Nationwide Children's lands two top genomics scientistsso thrilled to make, that we firmly believe will benefit children for generatio
Nationwide Children's lands two top genomics scientists
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 2 days ago
so thrilled to make, that we firmly believe will benefit children for generations to come," Jester said. If you liken the human genome — a person's complete set of DNA — to the software that underlies a computer's functions, Wilson and Mardis are... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
First-ever psychiatrist elected as Academy of Science fellowcan look at some of the bigger complex problems such as climate change, genetic
First-ever psychiatrist elected as Academy of Science fellow
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 days ago
can look at some of the bigger complex problems such as climate change, genetic engineering and the possible editing of the human genome and look at it from the point of view of the science, the technology, the social impact, take a very broad view... Read more
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Eye Witness News
A new way to map the genes behind diseasessuch as cancer, diabetes, and schizophrenia, tend to be passed down through fam
A new way to map the genes behind diseases
Eye Witness News / Posted 3 days ago
such as cancer, diabetes, and schizophrenia, tend to be passed down through families. After researchers sequenced the human genome about 15 years ago, they had high hopes that this trove of information would reveal the genes that underlie... Read more
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Royal Oak Daily Tribune
Oakland County community calendarTownship Senior Center, 4315 Andover, Bloomfield Hills. Dr Biddinger, an orthop
Oakland County community calendar
Royal Oak Daily Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
Township Senior Center, 4315 Andover, Bloomfield Hills. Dr Biddinger, an orthopedic surgeon, is an expert in the new Human Genome studies that use of DNA research to solve biological problems where formerly only surgery was used. Free event,... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
LIGR-Seq tool opens door to developing new understanding of ncRNA functionin California, who developed similar methods to study RNAs in different organis
LIGR-Seq tool opens door to developing new understanding of ncRNA function
News-Medical-Net / Posted 4 days ago
in California, who developed similar methods to study RNAs in different organisms. Of the 3 billion letters in the human genome, only two per cent make up the protein-coding genes. The genes are copied, or transcribed, into messenger RNA... Read more
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The Hindu
Largest gene database of Indians soonand heart disease as well as identify possible new genetic aberrations that cau
Largest gene database of Indians soon
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
and heart disease as well as identify possible new genetic aberrations that cause untreatable diseases. Ever since the human genome was first sequenced in 2003, meaning, that the entire DNA pattern in the cell that lends people their unique... Read more
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The Seattle Times
‘The Gene’ wanders into the biological weeds, but it’s a place you’ll want to goGene” has me more informed, and more worried. The final chapters cover developm
‘The Gene’ wanders into the biological weeds, but it’s a place you’ll want to go
The Seattle Times / Posted 5 days ago
Gene” has me more informed, and more worried. The final chapters cover developments that, after the recent mapping of the human genome, will allow mankind to manipulate its own genetic code. Mukherjee has this to say: “In 1990, writing about the... Read more
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Daily Mail
Artificial intelligence system can guess your age from a blood sampleto predict a persons age from these simple measures with 84 per cent accuracy.
Artificial intelligence system can guess your age from a blood sample
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
to predict a persons age from these simple measures with 84 per cent accuracy. Dr Charles Cantor, former director of the Human Genome project who was also involved in the research, said: 'It is exciting to see the power of deep learning applied... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
UCL researchers identify four genes that drive shape of human nosesfeatures based on their genetic heritage and this is partly due to how the envi
UCL researchers identify four genes that drive shape of human noses
News-Medical-Net / Posted 5 days ago
features based on their genetic heritage and this is partly due to how the environment influenced the evolution of the human genome. The nose, for example, is important for regulating the temperature and humidity of the air we breathe in so... Read more
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ExtremeTech
The synthetic human genome could be around the corner In biology, more than any other science, there is quite a lot of restraint. W
The synthetic human genome could be around the corner
ExtremeTech / Posted 6 days ago
In biology, more than any other science, there is quite a lot of restraint. Whether it’s a banned, deadly super-virus or a taboo experiment with a human embryo, there are countless avenues of... Read more
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PhysOrg
Shedding light on the 'dark matter' of the genomein California, who developed similar methods to study RNAs in different organis
Shedding light on the 'dark matter' of the genome
PhysOrg / Posted 6 days ago
in California, who developed similar methods to study RNAs in different organisms. Of the 3 billion letters in the human genome, only two per cent make up the protein-coding genes. The genes are copied, or transcribed, into messenger RNA... Read more
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Daily Mail
Forget out of Africa! Evidence shows ancient humans migrated BACKof a man buried 4,500 years ago in an Ethiopian cave allowed scientists to sequ
Forget out of Africa! Evidence shows ancient humans migrated BACK
Daily Mail / Posted 6 days ago
of a man buried 4,500 years ago in an Ethiopian cave allowed scientists to sequence one of the first ancient African human genomes. DNA extracted from the skull supported the theory that a wave of Eurasian farmers migrated back into... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Legacy of Henrietta Lacks' 'immortal' cells lives on in medical advances, ethical debateswith scientists, including twice with Frances Collins, director of the National
Legacy of Henrietta Lacks' 'immortal' cells lives on in medical advances, ethical debates
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 6 days ago
with scientists, including twice with Frances Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health and a leader of the Human Genome Project. Researchers must now meet specific criteria to access HeLa’s genomic sequence. Two family members sit... Read more
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Bel Marra Health
Lyme disease vs. ALS, differences in symptoms, causes, and treatmentthat people who have served in the military are at a higher risk of getting ALS
Lyme disease vs. ALS, differences in symptoms, causes, and treatment
Bel Marra Health / Posted 7 days ago
that people who have served in the military are at a higher risk of getting ALS. Studies are also looking at the entire human genome, since research has uncovered a number of genetic variations that people with familial ALS and some with... Read more
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Business Wire
Biomanufacturing Capacity Strategies Report 2016 - Analysis, Technologies, Trends & Forecasts - Cell Therapy Catapult, Cobra Biologics, Pall Corpreach the end of their patents, treatment is evolving to become more patient-ce
Biomanufacturing Capacity Strategies Report 2016 - Analysis, Technologies, Trends & Forecasts - Cell Therapy Catapult, Cobra Biologics, Pall Corp
Business Wire / Posted 7 days ago
reach the end of their patents, treatment is evolving to become more patient-centric and personalized. The mapping of the human genome has allowed for sophisticated and effective new genetic markers and diagnostic methods to be developed, meaning... Read more
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ExtremeTech
What is ‘smart’ nutrition, and how will it revolutionize food?and admonitions to “eat your greens”? It doesn’t seem like it. One of the many
What is ‘smart’ nutrition, and how will it revolutionize food?
ExtremeTech / Posted 7 days ago
and admonitions to “eat your greens”? It doesn’t seem like it. One of the many results stemming from the decoding of the human genome is that coming up with an ideal diet for a person is vastly more complicated than we previously imagined. In... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Not what they werebeen extremely keen on taller people. Selection for increased height appears to
Not what they were
Namibia Economist / Posted 7 days ago
been extremely keen on taller people. Selection for increased height appears to have taken place across nearly the entire human genome. They also found evidence that other ancient evolutionary pressures still operate in comparatively modern... Read more
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Wired News
Peek Into the Weird and Wonderful Age of AI (Yes, There’s a Chatbot)In 2002, as scientists were wrapping up the first complete sequence of the huma
Peek Into the Weird and Wonderful Age of AI (Yes, There’s a Chatbot)
Wired News / Posted 8 days ago
In 2002, as scientists were wrapping up the first complete sequence of the human genome, Brendan Frey found out his unborn child had a genetic anomaly. “I learned it could be nothing or it could be a huge problem,” he says. “Basically it was an... Read more
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Wired News
Soon We Won’t Program Computers. We’ll Train Them Like Dogsthe balance of who and what we all care about.” In 2013, Craig Venter announced
Soon We Won’t Program Computers. We’ll Train Them Like Dogs
Wired News / Posted 8 days ago
the balance of who and what we all care about.” In 2013, Craig Venter announced that, a decade after the decoding of the human genome, he had begun to write code that would allow him to create synthetic organisms. “It is becoming clear,” he said,... Read more
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New Kerala
The post-genomic world needs a manifesto ( - newkerala.com #64556of the draft sequence of all the three billion base pairs in the entire human D
The post-genomic world needs a manifesto ( - newkerala.com #64556
New Kerala / Posted 8 days ago
of the draft sequence of all the three billion base pairs in the entire human DNA -- a culmination of the 10-year Human Genome Project, hailed by then US president Bill Clinton as "the most important map ever produced by human kind."... Read more
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KERA North Texas
The Power Of Genes, And The Line Between Biology And DestinyAs researchers work to understand the human genome, many questions remain, incl
The Power Of Genes, And The Line Between Biology And Destiny
KERA North Texas / Posted 9 days ago
As researchers work to understand the human genome, many questions remain, including, perhaps, the most fundamental: Just how much of the human experience is determined before we are already born, by our genes, and how much is dependent upon external... Read more
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express
Human cloning within TEN YEARS: Scientists in secret talks to copy DNAhas taken place Closed-door discussions were held by 150 of the world’s top sc
Human cloning within TEN YEARS: Scientists in secret talks to copy DNA
express / Posted 9 days ago
has taken place Closed-door discussions were held by 150 of the world’s top scientists to discuss recreating a synthetic human genome in its entirety. Organisers of the talk, which took place at Boston’s Harvard Medical School, said the... Read more
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The Daily Record
New Hopkins cancer center welcomes first directortime for cancer research. In the past few years, scientists have developed the
New Hopkins cancer center welcomes first director
The Daily Record / Posted 9 days ago
time for cancer research. In the past few years, scientists have developed the ability to quickly sequence the entire human genome and now have a better understanding of the heterogeneity of cancers — that is, that different types of cancers... Read more
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The Daily Record
New Hopkins cancer center welcomes first directortime for cancer research. In the past few years, scientists have developed the
New Hopkins cancer center welcomes first director
The Daily Record / Posted 9 days ago
time for cancer research. In the past few years, scientists have developed the ability to quickly sequence the entire human genome and now have a better understanding of the heterogeneity of cancers — that is, that different types of cancers... Read more
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Newser
Here's What Scientists Have Planned for the Human GenomeWe Read the Human Genome; Next Up, Writing It? Read Less, Know More on Faceboo
Here's What Scientists Have Planned for the Human Genome
Newser / Posted 9 days ago
We Read the Human Genome; Next Up, Writing It? Read Less, Know More on Facebook and Twitter Get the 8@8: The eight stories you need to know, bright and early. We Read the Human Genome; Next Up, Writing It? Project would enable creation of... Read more
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Business Standard India
Revealed: Genes to help you score better at studiesto cognitive ability than had been previously known In a first, a team of rese
Revealed: Genes to help you score better at studies
Business Standard India / Posted 9 days ago
to cognitive ability than had been previously known In a first, a team of researchers has identified 74 areas of the human genome associated with educational attainment. It is well known that social and other environmental factors influence... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Scientists Want To Synthesize The Human Genome. What Does That Mean?So, scientists want to build a synthetic human genome. What does that mean, and
Scientists Want To Synthesize The Human Genome. What Does That Mean?
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 9 days ago
So, scientists want to build a synthetic human genome. What does that mean, and should we be nervous? Basically, they want to take all 3 billion base pairs in the human genome, program them into a machine and have the machine piece it all... Read more
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KIVI Boise
Scientists Want To Synthesize The Human Genome. What Does That Mean?So, scientists want to build a synthetic human genome. What does that mean, and
Scientists Want To Synthesize The Human Genome. What Does That Mean?
KIVI Boise / Posted 9 days ago
So, scientists want to build a synthetic human genome. What does that mean, and should we be nervous? Basically, they want to take all 3 billion base pairs in the human genome, program them into a machine and have the machine piece it all... Read more
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The News & Observer
A confession of liberal intoleranceenhance any political science department. Francis Collins is an evangelical Chr
A confession of liberal intolerance
The News & Observer / Posted 10 days ago
enhance any political science department. Francis Collins is an evangelical Christian and famed geneticist who has led the Human Genome Project and the National Institutes of Health. And if you’re saying that conservatives may be tolerable, but... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Review: Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Gene is a terrifically engaging bookundergraduate working in the “fly room” at Columbia University, created the fir
Review: Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Gene is a terrifically engaging book
The Globe and Mail / Posted 10 days ago
undergraduate working in the “fly room” at Columbia University, created the first fruit fly gene map, anticipating the Human Genome project by some 90 years. Another fly room trainee, a Ukrainian émigré named Theodosius Dobzhansky, would go on... Read more
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New Kerala
Genes to help you score better at studies - newkerala.com #63842New York, May 15 : In a first, a team of researchers has identified 74 areas of
Genes to help you score better at studies - newkerala.com #63842
New Kerala / Posted 10 days ago
New York, May 15 : In a first, a team of researchers has identified 74 areas of the human genome associated with educational attainment. It is well known that social and other environmental factors influence education. These findings suggest that... Read more
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examiner.com
Should scientists be able to create a human being without biological parents?The meeting was open to a select 130 individuals. They discussed the possibilit
Should scientists be able to create a human being without biological parents?
examiner.com / Posted 11 days ago
The meeting was open to a select 130 individuals. They discussed the possibility of synthesizing the human genome within the next 10 years. Some scientists viewed the meeting as a gateway to opening Pandora’s box and thought it wrong to be so closed... Read more
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Boston Globe
Top scientists hold closed meeting to discuss building a human genome from scratchThursday night. Endy and Zoloth’s article contends that the meeting was conven
Top scientists hold closed meeting to discuss building a human genome from scratch
Boston Globe / Posted 11 days ago
Thursday night. Endy and Zoloth’s article contends that the meeting was convened to discuss how “to synthesize a complete human genome in a cell line within a period of 10 years.” Church said that he e-mailed Endy, explaining that the meeting was... Read more
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