Stephen Friend is looking for new cures in the genes of a million volunteers.
Can a refresher course in the laws of natural selection help doctors better understand human health and illness?
Trouble with the protein may underlie most kinds of dementia, potentially including Alzheimer’s. New drugs could help.
At her great-uncle’s bedside, the author considers the genetic disorder that binds her family.
Few identical twins suffer identical maladies, leading science to probe the significance of epigenetic changes that make paths diverge.
Issues of privacy and consent are scarcely slowing the race to build enormous, invaluable “biobanks” of human tissue and data.
The best signposts–from blood pressure readings to genetic tests–can personalize diagnosis and treatment. Most don’t help.
The author undergoes her first ultrasound, her anxiety heightened by her past as a genetic counselor.
Science is unraveling the biological factors that determine food preferences. Next: making people like what’s good for them.
From architecture to function, the ENCODE project’s researchers are filling in the gaps in our understanding of human genetics.
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