By Lecia Bushak | Fri, 10/04/2013 - 17:46
A start-up with vigorous new technology can digitally produce thousands of sample babies for potential parents.
By Nsikan Akpan | Wed, 08/07/2013 - 13:11
The Lacks family and the National Institutes of Health reach an understanding to share the genomic data of HeLa cells.
By Ashik Siddique | Fri, 06/14/2013 - 00:34
Bacterial DNA from medieval European skeletons allowed researchers to reconstructed the genome of the leprosy pathogen — revealing that not much has changed throughout 1,000 years of its genetic history.
By Nsikan Akpan | Sun, 06/09/2013 - 13:02
Geneticists sequence the DNA of ducks and find evidence for why they are such good hosts for avian influenza viruses.
By Matthew Mientka | Tue, 05/21/2013 - 21:46
A geneticist from the United Kingdom argues affirmatively on the ethical debate regarding genome sequencing.
By Ashik Siddique | Wed, 03/13/2013 - 18:09
Tapeworm treatment will be much easier, now that newly sequenced genomes have revealed medicine targets.
By Christine Hsu | Wed, 01/09/2013 - 09:13
Scientists are now able to reproduce a person's entire genome using only a single cell.
By Christine Hsu | Wed, 11/28/2012 - 13:04
Nearly three-quarters of mutations in genes that code for proteins occurred fairly recently in the past 5,000 to 10,000 years.
By Christine Hsu | Wed, 11/14/2012 - 18:07
Scientists have mapped the genome of the domestic pig, revealing that besides providing tasty bacon and sausages, the animal may also be useful in fighting human diseases.
By Makini Brice | Fri, 09/07/2012 - 11:13
What is ENCODE, and what does it mean?
By Makini Brice | Wed, 09/05/2012 - 16:14
Researchers on the project have been likened the task to Occupy Wall Street. “Originally genetics was focused on the one percent,” Mark Gerstein, a bioinformaticist from Yale University, said. “We’re shining a light on the 99 percent.”
By Makini Brice | Thu, 08/30/2012 - 14:45
Researchers have managed to map an entire genome of a human ancestor and also suspect that there are more species that existed in the past that we have not yet found, particularly in Asia.