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The CEO of Silicon Valley DNA testing startup 23andMe shares the health product she hopes to sell next

THE CEO OF SILICON VALLEY DNA TESTING STARTUP 23ANDME SHARES THE HEALTH PRODUCT SHE HOPES TO SELL NEXT

Anne Wojcicki, the CEO and founder of Silicon Valley's most popular genetics testing startup, 23andMe, said this week that she hopes...

23andMe opened a fake house in NYC where you can meet your genes - take a look inside

23ANDME OPENED A FAKE HOUSE IN NYC WHERE YOU CAN MEET YOUR GENES - TAKE A LOOK INSIDE

It's been three years since 23andMe, a consumer genetics company, relaunched a new test that passed the scrutiny of the Food and Drug...

 
 
 

VIRUS-RESISTANT PIGS TO VASTLY IMPROVE GLOBAL ANIMAL HEALTH

Researchers have successfully produced a litter of pigs that are genetically resistant to Transmissible Gastroenteritis Virus , which...

AUSTRALIAN TEAM DISCOVERS HOW ONE ORDERLY PROTEIN PROTECTS AGAINST CANCER

Oncology researchers have long believed the protein Pax5 is merely a “transcription factor,” meaning it helps cells transcribe vital...

 
 
 
Alnylam Won't Seek Quick FDA Nod For Second RNAi Drug

ALNYLAM WON'T SEEK QUICK FDA NOD FOR SECOND RNAI DRUG

A few weeks ago, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals indicated it might seek a speedy FDA approval for what could be the second-ever RNA interference...

Scientists discover four new types of human blood cells in latest medical breakthrough

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER FOUR NEW TYPES OF HUMAN BLOOD CELLS IN LATEST MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH

Scientists have discovered four new types of blood cells using new genetic techniques. These cells play a role in our body's immune...

 
 
 

RESEARCHERS MODIFY CRISPR TO REORGANIZE GENOME

Researchers have reworked CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology to manipulate the genome in three-dimensional space, allowing them to...

NEW ROUTE OF ACQUIRING ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IN BACTERIA IS THE MOST POTENT ONE TO DATE

For the first time in 60 years, researchers have discovered a new mechanism of genetic transduction, the process by which bacteriophages...

 
 
 

CREATING CUSTOM BRAINS FROM THE GROUND UP

Scientists describe a new way to create customized mouse models for studying the brain. After killing off young brain cells, the developing...

What Role Does Genetics Play in the Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease?

WHAT ROLE DOES GENETICS PLAY IN THE RISK OF DEVELOPING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE?

The word “Alzheimer's” strikes fear in the hearts of most people and for good reason! Alzheimer's disease is one form of dementia,...

 
 
 
IAmScience Toni Morcos

IAMSCIENCE TONI MORCOS

By Erica Overfelt | Bond LSC Science and spaghetti are an unlikely combination. For Toni Morcos, this combination led her to research. “Growing...

Personalized Medicine Approach for Chronic Blood Cancer Patients

PERSONALIZED MEDICINE APPROACH FOR CHRONIC BLOOD CANCER PATIENTS

Eight different genetic subgroups of chronic blood cancer that link with patterns of clinical disease and patient prognosis identified....

 
 
 
A healthy home can cut children's genetic obesity risks by HALF, study finds

A HEALTHY HOME CAN CUT CHILDREN'S GENETIC OBESITY RISKS BY HALF, STUDY FINDS

A new study from the University College London has found that genes account that 86 percent of a child's obesity risk was genetic if...

 
 
 
Erectile Dysfunction Genetic Risk Factor Identified for the First Time

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION GENETIC RISK FACTOR IDENTIFIED FOR THE FIRST TIME

First genetic risk factor for erectile dysfunction has been identified. The ED locus is located adjacent to the SIM1 gene. The SIM1...

CRISPR Gene Editing can Treat Diseases Before Birth

CRISPR GENE EDITING CAN TREAT DISEASES BEFORE BIRTH

For the first time, scientists have used CRISPR-Cas9 guided gene editing to prevent genetic disorders before birth. An effective tool...

 
 
 

EFSA PUBLISHES RISK ASSESSMENT OF NEW SEQUENCING INFORMATION FOR GM SOYBEAN BPS‐CV127‐9

The European Food Safety Authority GMO Panel has released the risk assessment of new sequencing information on genetically modified...

UCSF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY POSITION

Job Summary The McManus Lab at the University of California San Francisco is seeking a motivated individual with a passion for molecular...

 
 
 

THE TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR TPRFX1 IS AN ESSENTIAL REGULATOR OF AMYLASE AND CELLULASE GENE EXPRESSION IN TALAROMYCES PINOPHILUS

Perfect and low cost of fungal amylolytic and cellulolytic enzymes are prerequisite for the industrialization of plant biomass biorefinergy...

Simple blood and saliva tests that cost just £40 could help prevent heart attacks, scientists say

SIMPLE BLOOD AND SALIVA TESTS THAT COST JUST £40 COULD HELP PREVENT HEART ATTACKS, SCIENTISTS SAY

Major study shows that scientists can now identify people at risk of a heart attack using revolutionary genetic testing and spot those...