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Genetics Gaffes Ruin Wayward Pines Finale

PLoS Blogs (blog) - ‎11 hours ago‎
The FOX TV sci-fi dystopian series Wayward Pines had been unspooling a terrific second season, until a common genetics error halfway through the finale left me dumbstruck.

Brahman genetics fast-track

Queensland Country Life - ‎19 hours ago‎
Speaking at the World Brahman Congress Technical Conference in Rockhampton in May, Dr David Johnston, Principal Scientist, Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU), University of New England, NSW said researchers were taking a four-pronged ...

A Philanthropy-Backed Hunt for the Genetics of Eating Disorders

Inside Philanthropy - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
A fascinating aspect of today's new philanthropy is the way that big money is flowing into more and more areas of medical research that were previously overlooked.
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Quillen ETSU Physicians creates medical genetics program

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog) - ‎15 hours ago‎
The new Division of Medical Genetics is being overseen by Dr. MJ Hajianpour, a board-certified clinical geneticist and clinical cytogeneticist with extensive experience in the field.

Calico Cats Are A Walking Genetics Lesson

American Council on Science and Health - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
In order to appreciate the power of genetics, you only need to take a good look at a cat. Not just any cat - it has to be a calico, specifically.

Tapping genetics for better beer

Nature.com - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
He wants to build the perfect yeast. His lab is deploying what it is learning about the chemical and genetic basis of beer flavour to breed yeast strains that generate unique flavours and other qualities coveted by brewers and drinkers.

One of the fastest growing fields in science still makes a lot of people very uncomfortable

Quartz - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
But a massive and fast growing field in science—behavioral genetics—has a huge body of conclusive evidence that, at first reading, seems at odds with left-wing ideology.

Surtees Appointed an Associate Editor on Genetics Editorial Board

UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences News - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Genetics is really just trying to understand how the DNA, or genes, and changes in the DNA in a particular organism affect a particular process,” Surtees says.

Autism in our DNA? Slew of studies points to genetics as main driver, but there is no "autism gene"

Genetic Literacy Project - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
In fact, the researchers found that 56 percent - 95 percent of the effect is estimated to be genetic, according to a study of 258 twins suggests.

Merino breeding trial aims to boost genetics and productivity

ABC Online - ‎20 minutes ago‎
A South Australian trial will gather top merino rams and ewes to develop superior genetics, fleece and carcass traits. It is one of the first projects within the South Australian Sheep Industry Blueprint 2015-2020, which was launched in April and aims ...

New genetics clues into motor neuron disease

Science Daily - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
New genetics clues into motor neuron disease. Date: July 26, 2016; Source: University of Queensland; Summary: Researchers have contributed to the discovery of three new genes which increase the risk of motor neuron disease, opening the door for ...

How You Can Have Genetics Counseling in the Comfort of Your Home

Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic (blog) - ‎10 hours ago‎
Genetic counseling and testing open a world of proactive care and treatment. But depending on where you live, the scarcity of geneticists and genetic counselors with medical degrees in many parts of the country may make these services seem out of reach.

Processing and genetics companies introduce a new terminal sire

FG Insight - ‎6 hours ago‎
“You might ask why use New Zealand genetics, as opposed to UK breeding? But Focus Genetics have been carrying out a large amount of R and D work on this using progeny testing.

Sophia Genetics to Release New Artificial Intelligence Technology for Clinical Variant Classification

GenomeWeb - ‎12 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) - Sophia Genetics is preparing to release SOPHiA, so-called new artificial intelligence technology it has developed to provide more accurate and precise predictions of variant pathogenicity in clinical diagnostics.
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ALS ice bucket challenge leads to real-life genetics discovery

Mashable - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
You couldn't go on social media in 2014 without seeing a new video of a friend, celebrity or tech star dumping a bucket of ice water over his or her head to raise money for research into the degenerative neurological disorder ALS, short for amyotrophic ...

US government seeking 1 million volunteers for decade-long genetics and lifestyle study

Genetic Literacy Project - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Government scientists are seeking a million volunteers willing to share the innermost secrets of their genes and daily lives as part of an ...

Quillen ETSU Physicians creates medical genetics program for expanded patient services

Johnson City Press (subscription) - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The new Division of Medical Genetics is being overseen by Dr. MJ Hajianpour, a board-certified clinical geneticist and clinical cytogeneticist with extensive experience in the field.
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New genetics clues into motor neuron disease University of Queensland

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Researchers at The University of Queensland have contributed to the discovery of three new genes which increase the risk of motor neuron disease (MND), opening the door for targeted treatments.

Innovation: Investment in genetics research emphasised

The Express Tribune - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
“Developed countries have successfully controlled the spread of skin diseases through research in genetics.” He said Pakistan suffers from a high incidence of skin diseases.
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Seattle Genetics' (SGEN) Loss Narrower than Expected in Q2

Yahoo Finance - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Seattle Genetics, Inc. SGEN reported a loss of 23 cents per share, narrower than both the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 33 cents and the year-ago loss of 38 cents.
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