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Genetics

The Market For DNA-Sequncing-Based Down's Syndrome Tests Could Exceed $6 Billion

The Market For DNA-Sequncing-Based Down's Syndrome Tests Could Exceed $6 Billion
by Forbes
On Wednesday night the New England Journal of Medicine published a study showing that a new, DNA-sequencing based blood test provides a dramatic improvement in accuracy at screening for Down’s syndrome and a second,... Read more Feb 28 2014, 12:26pm CST
 

Stone-Age Hunter Wisdom Tooth Reveals Blue Eyes And Dark, African Skin

Stone-Age Hunter Wisdom Tooth Reveals Blue Eyes And Dark, African Skin
by Forbes
A stone-age hunter’s wisdom tooth has revealed that he had an unusual mix of racial traits – dark, African skin, curly brown hair and blue eyes. Preliminary DNA analysis of the 7,000-year-old skeleton, dubbed Brana-1,... Read more Jan 28 2014, 4:09am CST
 

2014: Start of the Era Of Genetically-Altered Humans?

2014: Start of the Era Of Genetically-Altered Humans?
by Forbes
By the middle of 2014, the possibility of altering DNA to produce a genetically-modified human could move from science fiction to science reality.  Sometime before July, the UK parliament is likely to vote on... Read more Jan 27 2014, 6:35am CST
 

The $1,000 Genome Arrives -- For Real, This Time

The $1,000 Genome Arrives -- For Real, This Time
by Forbes
Today, Illumina, the leading maker of DNA sequencers, announced a milestone in biotechnology: it is introducing a new machine that can sequence the genetic code of a human cell for $1,000. The machine – actually a... Read more Jan 14 2014, 8:56pm CST
 

Why 23andme Deserves A Second Chance

Why 23andme Deserves A Second Chance
by Forbes
When word came out that the FDA was shutting down the popular Silicon-valley based genetic testing service 23andme, public sentiment was on the side of the company. With that said, proponents of shutting down 23andme... Read more Jan 14 2014, 8:36am CST
 

Why You Should Care About The Quest To Put DNA Barcodes On Every Species

Why You Should Care About The Quest To Put DNA Barcodes On Every Species
by Forbes
At first glance, the rather grandiose-sounding International Barcode of Life (IBOL) project seems an arcane scientific exercise. But the database – which aims to create unique DNA identification “barcodes” for more than... Read more Jan 6 2014, 4:36pm CST
 

Scientists in Japan and Russia Could Play Jurassic Park

Scientists in Japan and Russia Could Play Jurassic Park
by Shane McGlaun
Cloning mammoths FTW! Read more Dec 5 2011, 5:12pm CST
 

Walgreens To Sell DNA Test Kits

Walgreens To Sell DNA Test Kits
by Robert Evans
Yep, we're definitely living in the future. Walgreens is about to start selling home genetics testing kits from Pathway Genomics. These kits allow people to assess their risk of certain genetic diseases, diabetes, and... Read more May 12 2010, 11:45am CDT
 

IBM: DNA Sequencing For Under $1000?

IBM: DNA Sequencing For Under $1000?
by Robert Evans
DNA sequencing (what they had to do with the dino DNA in Jurassic Park before they could 'fill in the gaps' and clone them) is currently an extremely expensive proposition. The cost for just one person is well into the... Read more Oct 8 2009, 11:49am CDT
 

IBM Unveils DNA Scaffolding; DNA Origami To Make Chips More Powerful

IBM Unveils DNA Scaffolding; DNA Origami To Make Chips More Powerful
by Luigi Lugmayr
Today, scientists at IBM Research and the California Institute of Technology announced DNA Scaffolding for building tiny circuit boards on chips. DNA Scaffolding is a scientific advancement that could be a major... Read more Aug 17 2009, 1:49am CDT
 

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