11. March 2013 20:17
New Issue of GeneWatch Magazine:
Genetics in Agriculture
Genetics in agriculture is nothing new; humans have been manipulating other species’ genetics to serve our needs and desires for thousands of years. So when scientists first learned in the late 1970s how to se... [More]
26. November 2012 23:38
With whole genome sequencing (WGS) quickly becoming more affordable and accessible, debates are quickly turning to how such next generation technologies will be integrated into clinical care and how and under what circumstances they will benefit patients and the greater public good.
29. June 2012 00:14
CRG is excited to announce that GeneWatch magazine has launched its new Youtube video channel: GeneWatch TV.
Each new issue of GeneWatch magazine will have a video component highlighting the key people and hot topics in its pages.
You can hea... [More]
29. May 2012 23:22
Genetic technologies are increasingly useful for understanding and protecting biodiversity, but they can also drain limited resources and some have the very real potential to do harm.
The new issue of GeneWatch magazine, now available online, brings together a dive... [More]
17. February 2012 21:20
Trying to predict where genetics and genomics will be in twenty years is a bit like filling out your “March Madness” bracket five years in advance. It’s been only 12 years since the first rough draft of the human genome was announced and forecasting a field as fast-moving as ... [More]
21. November 2011 21:13
We are once again in the midst of a resurgence of research on behavioral genetics, a field that examines the role of genetics in human (and other animal) behavior. Indeed, there has been a marked increase in people from fields outside of genetics conducting studies to find a genetic basi... [More]
3. October 2011 20:39
DNA testing was initially introduced into the criminal justice system on a case by case basis as a method of developing supplemental evidence to be used in convicting those guilty of committing violent felonies. Over just a short time, however, the balance between the legitimate needs of... [More]
21. July 2011 20:52
Your knowledge of in vitro fertilization and multiple embryo transfers might begin and end at the case of Nadya Suleman, aka "Octomom." Perhaps you first learned of commercial surrogacy through Baby Mama, the 2008 comedy starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Or maybe you have already commit... [More]
3. June 2011 20:12
We are deeply conflicted about our treatment of animals as a society; so when we see the use of animal bodies as platforms for genetic experiments, it is little wonder that we are confused about how to react. The New Scientist dubs bioengineered animals “creatures with bonus features... [More]
24. March 2011 23:02
Most of us have heard of biobanks but few of us really know what they are. The new issue of GeneWatch magazine, now available online, digs deep into this important issue with exclusive interviews and a variety of penetrating essays by experts in the field on the practical and ethical con... [More]