Are half the men in Europe related to King Tut?

by jeeg 9. August 2011 02:21
A Swiss genomics company says so, but scientists call claim a bunch of bunk A personal genomics company in Switzerland says they've reconstructed a DNA profile of King Tutankhamen by watching the Discovery Channel, claiming the results suggest more than half of Western European men are relate... [More]

No Room for Genetic Errors

by jeeg 6. December 2010 23:55
The beady eye of DNA regulators needs to fall on paternity testing THE genetics revolution has progressed at breakneck speed since the discovery of the structure of DNA and regulators have often struggled to keep up. It has been a few years since the "personal genomics" industry took off, an... [More]

Stanford Reviews its Personal Genomics Program

by jeeg 11. September 2010 04:58
Konrad Karczewski, a bioinformatics student at Stanford University, learned quite a bit about himself over the summer.     He found out that his risk of prostate cancer is 24 percent - seven percentage points higher than the average man's - and confirmed that his chance of having... [More]

Venter Speaks Out on the Human Genome Project, Synthetic Biology and Personal Genomics Among Other Things

by jeeg 3. August 2010 00:01
In a DER SPIEGEL interview, genetic scientist Craig Venter discusses the 10 years he spent sequencing the human genome, why we have learned so little from it a decade on and the potential for mass production of artificial life forms that could be used to produce fuels and other resources. &nb... [More]

Are they really your genes?

by jeeg 7. June 2010 20:15
23andMe recently announced that at least 96 customers received the wrong genetic information after a sample mix-up in its LapCorp testing facility. The problem seems to have been first detected by the personal genomics company’s customers, who noticed some puzzling results when they chec... [More]
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