AncestryDNA.com recently expanded its coverage of western Africa, enabling African-Americans to trace back to these areas, and to find cousins anywhere in the world. I had the pleasure of sitting down with three of their
Archives for October 2013
BOSTON This week is the highlight of my year – the American Society of Human Genetics meeting. I headed straight to the gene therapy symposium yesterday, especially since Corey Haas, star of my book on the
Late Sunday night I had just finished revising chapter 16, Human Origins, in my genetics textbook when the news releases for the upcoming issue of Science came in and turned much of what I’d just written
Last week’s DNA Science post caused an uproar because I suggested that some people might think life begins at a period other than conception. This week’s post continues that theme with how a researcher created life.
On September 24, the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23 and Me was granted patent no. 8543339, covering the selection of traits in offspring by genotyping eggs and sperm. (“Gamete donor selection based on genetic calculations.”) An analysis of