May 20, 2013 2:07 pm
Critics say the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics’ recent recommendations for reporting incidental clinical sequencing results undermine patient autonomy.
May 10, 2013 1:36 pm
Genetic mutations that halt a cell’s ability to scrap unnecessary proteins may cause a condition marked by ataxia, hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism, and dementia, researchers found.
May 10, 2013 1:35 pm
From Ireland to Turkey, Europeans are all related, sharing a link with ancestors who were alive just 1,000 years ago, according to a new genetic study.
May 3, 2013 1:42 pm
Efforts to sequence the genomes of cancer cells — to pinpoint the changes that occur in cancer cells’ DNA when a person has the disease — are pointing to ways to target cancer treatment.
April 19, 2013 2:13 pm
Researchers sequenced the genome of the coelacanth: a deep-sea fish that closely resembles its ancestors, which lived at least 300 million years ago.
April 17, 2013 2:11 pm
In the hope of reconstructing a pivotal step in evolution researchers have decoded the genome of the coelacanth, a prehistoric-looking fish whose form closely resembles those seen in the fossils of 400 million years ago.
April 16, 2013 12:39 pm
The PHG Foundation today publishes its recommendations on the management of findings from the Government initiative to sequence the genomes of 100,000 NHS patients (see our previous news andcommentary).
April 16, 2013 12:37 pm
Myriad’s data on each of the mutations is scattered in millions of reports in the hands of doctors and patients. If the geneticists could just gather those reports, they say, they can recreate Myriad’s database.
April 9, 2013 4:17 pm
Hank Greely is the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law at Stanford University. He specializes in ethical, legal, and social issues arising from advances in the biosciences.
April 5, 2013 5:15 pm
Until recently, the arrow of natural selection seemed to go only one way. A species could form, then it could flourish, then it could go extinct. And once it was extinct, it could not come back.