Chromosomes

Blogging the Human Genome

According to his published DNA sequence, James Watson should be blind, deaf, and have a tiny head. Why doesn’t he?

July 26 2012 6:01 AMBlogging the Human GenomeDid Lincoln have Marfan syndrome? Did Darwin have smoldering hepatitis? The strange allure of retro-diagnosis.
July 24 2012 6:00 AMBlogging the Human GenomeHow Emiko inherited Mayumi’s cancer.
July 20 2012 6:00 AMBlogging the Human GenomeChim-chim-cheroo. Why so many London chimney sweeps suffered scrotal cancer.
July 18 2012 6:00 AMBlogging the Human GenomeHumans have long enjoyed nonhuman lovers—the proof is in our DNA.
July 16 2012 6:00 AMBlogging the Human GenomePossible genetic proof that cannibalism was disturbingly common in our past.
July 12 2012 6:00 AMBlogging the Human GenomeMuscular dystrophy, Cri du Chat, “immigration delay disease”: When DNA fails.
July 10 2012 6:00 AMBlogging the Human GenomeWill men go extinct?
July 9 2012 5:45 AMBlogging the Human GenomeGroucho, smurf, faint sausage, and other ridiculous gene names.
July 25 2012 6:00 AMBlogging the Human GenomeHow yam farming contributed to the rise of sickle-cell anemia.
July 23 2012 6:00 AMBlogging the Human GenomeWhy a mother can’t give cancer to her fetus—usually.
July 19 2012 6:00 AMBlogging the Human GenomeThe chromosomal evidence that mankind nearly went extinct.
July 17 2012 6:00 AMBlogging the Human GenomeDid STDs help human beings evolve?
July 13 2012 6:00 AMBlogging the Human GenomeHow a mutation on chromosome 16 gave Elizabeth Taylor her amazing double eyelashes.
July 11 2012 6:00 AMBlogging the Human GenomeThe nasty fight between scientists that resulted in the sequencing of the human genome.
July 9 2012 6:00 AMBlogging the Human GenomeHow genetics—and a very dirty diaper—nearly killed off Darwinism.