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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
The Perfect 46 Movie Available Worldwide for Streaming Viewing

The Perfect 46 Movie Available Worldwide for Streaming Viewing

Back in April, I featured the thought provoking film The Perfect 46 here at SciAm. I was impressed with the show and highly recommend it. Fortunately for us, it has gone beyond the film festival circuit and is available at Vimeo on Demand for rent.

August 20, 2014 — Joanne Manaster

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

The Genetics of the Immune System

Last week, I had the opportunity to talk with a group of students from Grandview Heights School in Edmonton, Canada. The students are learning about genetics, and the instructor, John Chase asked me to talk about how genetics impacts my field, and to give them a perspective on how this stuff translates to the real world.

October 14, 2013 — Kevin Bonham

Why There Is No Perfect Human In Puerto Rico or Anywhere Else

Disappointed by James Watson's decision to sell his Nobel Prize medal, Lior Pachter, a computational biologist who works on genomics at the University of California Berkeley, wrote an entry on his private blog in early December protesting the decision.

February 5, 2015 — Taras K. Oleksyk and Juan Carlos Martinez-Cruzado

"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

A New Tool for Conservation Genetics: Seal Placentas

It's a sad fact that as members of a species become rarer they tend to suffer from inbreeding. This lack of genetic diversity can lead to birth defects and other problems, making a species even more endangered as time progresses.

April 17, 2015 — John R. Platt

Introducing: The Food Matters Crew

Do you ever wonder about the science behind your food? We do, too. Our group of writers serves up juicy topics like genetic engineering, gut bacteria and the chemical reactions that occur during cooking.

September 3, 2013 — See Arr Oh

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