Whole-Genome Sequencing Era Debuts at Genetics Industry Meeting
Posted on: November 8, 2012
The annual meeting of the American Society for Human Genetics, which brings together population geneticists, clinical geneticists, technology providers, and basic researchers, is something of a bellwether for the state of the science. The tone at this...
Cornell Researchers Find That Starvation or Overeating Affects the Genome
Posted on: November 7, 2012
It’s well known that overeating or malnutrition affects the human body's ability to function. Now genetics researchers are going beyond physiology to delve into how nutrition impacts the genome. Some in the emerging field of nutrigenomics are investigating how diet alters the way DNA is...
Q&A: How DNA Damage Causes Disease If It's Not Repaired
Posted on: November 6, 2012
Broken genetic material is a normal part of life. But if the body's repair mechanisms fail to detect and fix natural or environmentally inflicted damages to DNA, the result can be disease.
New York Hall of Science Teaches Genetics with Video Games
Posted on: November 4, 2012
What can animated creatures teach students about genomics and related scientific concepts? Researchers at the New York Hall of Science's Sara Lee Schupf Family Center for Play, Science, and Technology Learning (SciPlay for short) aim to find out. In...
Mount Sinai's Genomic Training for Doctors Gets Personal
Posted on: November 1, 2012
Genomic sequencing is making a slow, steady creep into the clinic, but few physicians have the know-how to put it into everyday practice.