“Woke science” in the genomics era
Dr Keolu Fox stresses that we must see Indigenous groups as research partners, not guinea pigs. Scientists do not have the best reputation for being sensitive to different cultures and recognising injustice; in the ever-moving era of genomics, how will...
-By Kathryn McLaughlin
The Myth Slayers
By now, most of us have read the stories about the upheaval DNA testing can cause by exposing unwanted pregnancies, extramarital affairs and secret adoptions. What is often less appreciated is how it is upending scholars’ understanding of human history...
-By Charlie Lunan
The healing power of poop
Dog owners have all experienced them. Those cringe-worthy moments when the beloved family pet lick’s another dog’s anus, or tries to eat its poop. As odd as it seems, however, such behavior is hardly restricted to dogs and other canids....
-By Charlie Lunan

Despite Xenophobia, One Measure of Our Genetic Diversity Continues to Decline

- By Charlie Lunan | June 1, 2018
The apparent spike in xenophobia and tribalism that appears to be driving Brexit and a global backlash against liberal immigration policies comes amid a growing scientific consensus that humans have become more genetically alike than different over the last 50,000...

Interrupting Epigenetics Factors to Thwart Malaria

- By Charlie Lunan | June 1, 2018
While the more affluent societies of the West continue to debate the specter of genetically engineered babies, dozens of researchers around the world are using epigenetics to zero in on novel ways to fight the malaria parasite, which afflicts more...

Genetics in the human gastrointestinal tract: what we do know about our gut microbiota

- By Paduano Francesco | June 1, 2018
What are the gut microbiota and gut microbiome? The human gastrointestinal tract (gut) is populated by an enormously heterogeneous and different group of microorganisms (up of trillions of cells and over 1000 species) including bacteria, viruses, protozoans, and fungi. Therefore,...
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