When is it OK to have a genetic counseling program?

Israel’s government is considering introducing a genetic counselor program to encourage people to share their genetic information with others.The plan would allow patients to access a database that could track genetic information from the same genetic counselor, said Yaakov Bleich, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Welfare.The Ministry is considering including the counselor’s […]


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When DNA and DNA-based medicine collide

An algorithm developed by a Stanford University geneticist and his colleagues could transform DNA from human cells into human cells from other sources, including plants and other living organisms.The team published its findings this week in the journal Nature Communications.The algorithm was developed with the help of the Genome-wide Association for Computational Biology (GABCB), which […]


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What’s in your food, and how should you prepare it?

Genetic modification of humans is coming under increasing scrutiny, but scientists are still trying to understand how exactly the technology will affect the human body and how it could impact human health and the environment.Here are a few of the questions we have been asking ourselves and are looking to answer: Will this change the […]


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How to spot the differences between dimples, blue eyes, and purple cities

Dimples are the most common form of skin disease, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Warwick. But what’s more important to the sufferer is how they appear.The researchers, led by Dr Rebecca Gossman, have now revealed what makes blue eyes and purple city genetics so different from one another.The researchers used the Hemoglobin […]


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Is IBs genetic predisposition to autism a genetic predispose?

JEFFREY GENETIUS/Associated Press If you’ve ever wondered how genes and traits are connected to one another, the answer is yes.The link between the genes that cause certain conditions and certain behaviors is known as linkage disequilibrium, and there’s now some evidence that it can be a contributing factor in autism.But it’s not just about how […]


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