Human Genome

Watch Francis Collins Lunge for the Nobel Prize

An underhanded attempt by the National Institutes of Health to claim full credit for sequencing the human genome.

Oct. 27 2013 11:52 PMGenetics’ Rite of PassageFind a gene, slap high-fives around the lab, publish to huzzahs, and then … uh-oh.
Oct. 18 2013 10:31 AMWhich Grandparent Are You Most Related to?Your family tree says you inherited 25 percent of your ancestry from each. Genetics says you didn’t.
Oct. 11 2013 9:45 AMThe Big SellWhat ambitious scientists can learn from the Human Genome Project.
Sept. 30 2013 11:45 PMWhere Are All the Miracle Drugs?The human genome was sequenced about 13 years ago. We were supposed to have major medical advances in a decade.
Oct. 21 2013 3:49 PMThe Genomic OracleIf your DNA is sequenced at birth, how would it affect your life? A new project aims to find out.
Oct. 17 2013 1:35 PMWhat’s the Point of Finding Cancer Mutations?Serious question. There are very few drugs to fight them.
Oct. 3 2013 8:31 AMIs Junk DNA Really Junky?The delicious, religious debate over what most of our genome is good for.