Can’t hold a tune? Blame your genes
Absolute pitch, also called perfect pitch, refers to the ability to correctly identify or reproduce a musical note without an external reference. It is a valuable skill for musicians, but is relatively rare in the population, with estimates suggesting as...
-By Kathryn McLaughlin | March 16, 2020
Can’t hold a tune? Blame your genes
Absolute pitch, also called perfect pitch, refers to the ability to correctly identify or reproduce a musical note without an external reference. It is a valuable skill for musicians, but is relatively rare in the population, with estimates suggesting as...
-By Kathryn McLaughlin | March 16, 2020
Surprising DNA testing company partnerships you didn't know about
DNA testing companies seem to be everywhere just now, but the direct-to-consumer DNA test market has actually seen a sales slump recently. This drop has prompted the closure of many smaller companies, and larger firms such as 23andme and AncestryDNA...
-By Kathryn McLaughlin | March 9, 2020
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Three conditions for nurturing the genomic data commons

- By Gergana Koleva | February 19, 2020
Creating a worldwide public database of biomedical and genomic data is an idea that scientific authorities and funding agencies, including the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), have been promoting for years....

The naked mole rat and its surprising contributions to research

- By Kathryn McLaughlin | February 5, 2020
The naked mole rat is a burrowing mammal with a distinctive appearance. It’s pink, hairless, and wrinkly body complete with whiskers and protruding teeth really are a site to behold. While their appearance has drawn some rather unfavorable comparisons (such...

CAR-T therapy: fighting fire with a flood

- By Kathryn McLaughlin | December 16, 2019
The body’s own immune system has an important role in battling cancer, and it is no surprise that scientists are exploiting that feature to fight tumor cells. This specialized type of oncology is called cancer immunotherapy (or sometimes immuno-oncology) and...
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Surprising DNA testing company partnerships you didn't...

DNA testing companies seem to be everywhere just now, but the direct-to-consumer DNA test market has actually seen a sales...

Three conditions for nurturing the genomic data...

Creating a worldwide public database of biomedical and genomic data is an idea that scientific authorities and funding agencies, including...

How do our genes influence allergies?

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), allergies represent some of the most common chronic illnesses...

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