genetics

4.18.19

Scientists Partly Revive Dead Pigs’ Brains

Making us question what it means to be alive, and the boundaries of animal testing.

3.29.19

Disease Prediction Scores Based on DNA Have a Racial Bias, Study Finds

Polygenic scores were nearly five times less accurate for people of African descent than people of European descent, a new study has found.

3.27.19

A DNA Ancestry Website Is Asking People to Join to Help Hunt Criminals

The popular platform Family Tree DNA is piggybacking forensics' use of genealogy databases to sell its product.

12.14.18

Just Hearing the Results of a DNA Test Can Make Your Body Act Differently

People who were told that they were genetically at risk for poor exercise capacity couldn’t run as long as they could before they were told about their “risk.”

12.4.18

Chinese CRISPR Scientist Who Allegedly Edited Infants’ Genes Is Reportedly Missing

Local Chinese media says the controversial scientist has been placed under “house arrest” by a Shenzhen university which has since denied the claim.

10.29.18

The Science Behind Why People Have Different Pain Tolerances

Everything from our genes to our psychological makeup can affect our sensitivity to physical pain.

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10.19.18

Where People Turn When Nobody Can Diagnose Their Illness

"I spent hours and hours and hours researching and trying to find anyone or anything that might get us down the right path to figuring out what was going on with the boys."

10.12.18

Ancestry genetic tests are making it extremely easy for cops to track all white people

According to a new study, it’s not all that difficult to find someone in the U.S. — even if they've never taken a genetic test.

9.19.18

Scientists Are Starting to Understand Thousands of Rare Diseases That Affect Children

Seventeen years since the first draft of the human genome, our genes are giving up their secrets and bringing hope to parents around the world.

9.5.18

This Is Why You Snack When You're Bored

And here's what you can do to stop it.

8.28.18

Researchers Edited Mice Genes to Stop Them from Dreaming

The molecular mechanisms behind sleep were largely a mystery until now.

7.20.18

CRISPR Is More Damaging to DNA Than We Thought

Several studies have uncovered serious problems with the gene-editing tech, throwing its therapeutic potential in doubt.

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