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Genetics (INACTIVE)

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  • Teach the controversy?

    Today, Shermer and Lukianoff discuss efforts to include "intelligent design" and other such hypotheses in classroom curricula. Previously, they weighed allegations of instructor bias in college classrooms and debated what roles a school might have in...
  • The mind, as it evolves

    In the fall of 2005, psychiatrist J. Anderson Thomson Jr. was treating an 18-year-old college freshman whom he describes as "intensely depressed, feeling suicidal and doing self-cutting." A few years before, Thomson says, he would have interpreted her...
  • PASSINGS

    Robert K. Soost Expert on citrus plants Robert K. Soost, 88, an internationally known expert on citrus breeding and a longtime professor of botany and plant sciences at UC Riverside, died of a heart attack March 8 at Petaluma Valley Hospital in...
  • Leena Peltonen dies at 57; genetics researcher

    Leena Peltonen dies at 57; genetics researcher
    Dr. Leena Peltonen, an unusually prolific genetics researcher whose team discovered mutated genes responsible for 15 inherited diseases and who established the department of human genetics at UCLA, died of cancer March 11 at her home in Finland. She was...
  • Obama channels FDR in defending public option on healthcare (text here)

     
    Since a flurry of television interviews several days ago, President Obama has been relatively quiet about the healthcare debate. Even as a key Senate committee shot down the public option, sending a message that Democrats did not have the 60......
  • Three UCLA students arrested in connection with stabbings during brawl [Updated]

     
    Three UCLA students are among seven people who have been arrested in connection with a fight at an off-campus fraternity party that left three students injured last month, university officials said today. Isaiah Hee Cho, 19, of Westminster; and Chris........
  • Warning: DNA test results may not be as reliable as they appear

     
    ???Understanding of the genetic contribution to human disease is far from complete.??? This statement, by DNA decoder J. Craig Venter and three colleagues, is undeniably true. But it probably would come as a surprise to much of the general public.......
  • As genetic medicine races ahead, docs are left behind

     
    Genetic tests that can help predict and refine a patient's response to drug therapy may be the first big thing in personalized medicine. But the vast majority of physicians don't know how to use them, a new survey finds. Individual......
  • High-fat, high-sugar diet alters bacteria in the gut, making it easier to gain weight

     
    A high-fat, high-sugar diet does more than just pump calories into your body. It also alters the composition of bacteria in your intestines, increasing the proportion of the little buggers that make it easier for you gain weight and harder......
  • Five new human genomes decoded, marking a transition to more personalized medicine [Updated]

     
    It seems longer, but it was only seven years ago that the Human Genome Project deciphered the sequence of the 3 billion nucleotides that make up a single human blueprint or genome. That project cost more than $3 billion and......
  • A new genetic test for autism is a big improvement but still has a long way to go

     
    For a reality check on how much scientists know about the genetics of autism, consider a study being published in Monday’s edition of the journal Pediatrics. The study reports that a kind of genetic testing method known as a chromosomal......