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Policing Seafood with DNA

A federal task force should look seriously at investing in genomic methods that allow the simultaneous study of multiple genes

August 19, 2015 — Ben Shouse and Scott Baker
On Genes and Eating Disorders

On Genes and Eating Disorders

At Neurotic Physiology today, I’m talking about eating disorders. We’ve long suspected a genetic basis, but it’s been hard to pinpoint which genes might be involved.

October 9, 2013 — Scicurious
Amazing Animation Meets Mouse Genetics

Amazing Animation Meets Mouse Genetics

How does a mouse build a burrow, and do genes help control this behavior? This was a question asked by members of the Hoekstra lab at Harvard.

May 6, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
Linda Avey on Open Access and 23andMe

Linda Avey on Open Access and 23andMe

With 23andMe in the news this week, I thought it was a good time to share something I’d never published before. It’s a short interview with Linda Avey, co-founder of 23andMe.

November 27, 2013 — Brian Malow
On Genes and Eating Disorders

On Genes and Eating Disorders

At Neurotic Physiology today, I’m talking about eating disorders. We’ve long suspected a genetic basis, but it’s been hard to pinpoint which genes might be involved.

October 9, 2013 — Scicurious
DNA stories

DNA stories

This post was originally written for the Superflux blog. Superflux is a collaborative design practice working at the intersection of emerging technologies and everyday life to design for a world in flux.

September 30, 2013 — Christina Agapakis

N.Y. Times Hype of “Feel-Good Gene” Makes Me Feel Bad

In 1990 The New York Times published a front-page article by Lawrence Altman, a reporter with a medical degree, announcing that scientists had discovered “a link between alcoholism and a specific gene.” That was merely one in a string of reports in which the Times and other major media hyped what turned out to be [...]

March 13, 2015 — John Horgan

"Gene Drives" And CRISPR Could Revolutionize Ecosystem Management

A note from the authors: With this guest blog post we want to share the key features of an innovative method for the high-precision genome editing of wild populations that has been outlined by our team at the Wyss Institute, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health.

July 17, 2014 — Kevin Esvelt, George Church and Jeantine Lunshof
Did Your Daddy Raise You to Sing Like That?

Did Your Daddy Raise You to Sing Like That?

When most of us hear birds twittering away in the trees, we hear it as background noise. It’s often hard to separate out one bird from another.

October 7, 2013 — Scicurious