genetics

Study Predicts What People Look Like From Their DNA

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2017
by Alex Muller

The predictive performance of this kind of approach is only likely to improve with larger sample sizes.

In 'Enormous Success,' Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence

Posted in Science on 24th May, 2017
by Alex Muller

Scientists announced on Monday that they had identified 52 genes linked to intelligence in nearly 80,000 people.

China Is Racing Ahead in the Quest to Cure Cancer With CRISPR

Posted in Medicine on 29th Apr, 2017
by Alex Muller

Chinese scientists used CRISPR-Cas9 on humans for the second time, injecting a cancer patient with modified human genes in hopes of vanquishing the disease.

'Holy Grail' of Gene Editing Partially Restores Vision

Posted in Medicine on 9th Apr, 2017
by Alex Muller

With this new development we are finally able to use CRISPR to edit regular adult cells, giving hope to treat formally incurable diseases.

FDA approves home genetic tests for Alzheimer's and other diseases

Posted in Medicine on 7th Apr, 2017
by Alex Muller

After being blocked in 2013, the FDA has finally approved the 23andMe home genetic testing kit for 10 specific diseases.