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The Perfect 46: The Future is Near

The Perfect 46: The Future is Near

Visit, and it looks like any business web page. The Perfect 46 purports to be a company that uses the power of genomics, the information stored in the entirety of your DNA–your genome–to determine if you are with “the one” for you.

April 21, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
How Identity Evolves in the Age of Genetic Imperialism

How Identity Evolves in the Age of Genetic Imperialism

From designer babies to women whose genitals smell like peaches, 2014 graced us with a taste of the hope, hype and superficiality of business as usual in Silicon Valley.

March 13, 2015 — Eleonore Pauwels and Jim Dratwa

We're All X-Men as Far as Genetic Mutations Go

"Mutants became objects of fear and hatred." — Kitty Pryde narrating in the story "Days of Future Past" found in The Uncanny X-Men #141 in January 1980 "In her DNA they found the key to her mutant power." — Professor X musing about how Mystique was used to derive special powers for the Sentinel army [...]

June 5, 2014 — E. Paul Zehr

Genes and Race: The Distant Footfalls of Evidence

A review of Nicholas Wade’s book, “A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History“. In this book NYT science writer Nicholas Wade advances two simple premises: firstly, that we should stop looking only toward culture as a determinant of differences between populations and individuals, and secondly, that those who claim that race is only a [...]

May 13, 2014 — Ashutosh Jogalekar

Octopus Genome Remains Elusive—But Full of Promise

As many mysteries as the octopus holds—its comprehensive camouflage, smart suckers, agile brain—its genome is surely holding many more (including how it can regenerate its arms—suckers, nerves and all).

December 30, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage
How to Study a Complex Microbial World – Part 3: Genes to Genomes

How to Study a Complex Microbial World – Part 3: Genes to Genomes

In part 1 of this series, I talked about what DNA sequencing is, and why it’s an important tool. In part 2, I explained some of the technologies that scientists are currently using to actually “read” the letters of DNA sequences from organisms.

February 28, 2015 — Kevin Bonham

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

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