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My Beautiful Genome

Internationally acclaimed science writer Lone Frank swabs up her DNA to provide the first truly intimate account of the new science of consumer-led genomics. She challenges the scientists and business mavericks intent on mapping every baby's genome, ponders the consequences of biological fortune-telling, and prods the psychologists who hope to uncover just how important our environment really is - a quest made all the more gripping as Frank considers her family's and her own struggles with depression.

Before I read My Beautiful Genome I could not decide if I would ever get my genome analysed, but now I’m sending in my spit ASAP. Lone Frank is one of the clearest science writers I’ve ever read who not only explains with great clarity the technical twists and turns of the science behind unravelling the double helix but does so in such a page-turning conversational style that once I started on a chapter I couldn’t stop until the end. Read this book – your genetic future may depend on it – Michael Shermer, author of WHY PEOPLE BELIEVE WEIRD THINGS and THE BELIEVING BRAIN

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Blogging the Human Genome

Sam Kean - Slate Comments

Blogging the Human Genome

Scientists place 500-million-year-old...

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Using a process called paleo-experimental evolution, Georgia Tech researchers have resurrected a 500-million-year-old gene from bacteria and inserted it into modern-day Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria. This bacterium has now been growing for more than 1,000 generations, giving the scientists a front row seat to observe evolution in action. Credit: Georgia Institute of Technology

Q&A: Plant scientists answer your...

- - Sense About Science 6 Comments

Welcome to this questions and answer session on cross fertilisation, which has also been called contamination, with Wendy harwood and Huw Jones.

Open letter and video re threat to GM...

Rothamsted Research - YouTube/Sense... 79 Comments

Add your support to the appeal from scientists at the publicly funded Rothamsted Research: Don't Destroy Our Research.

Finding Phenotypes

Edyta Zielinska - TheScientist 7 Comments

Genes shared across species that produce different phenotypes—deafness in humans and directional growth in plants—may reveal new models of disease.

Synthetic Genetic Evolution

Ruth Williams - TheScientist 9 Comments

Synthetic Genetic Evolution





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