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genome sequencing???

I wrote this for an assignment a week ago and found out later there is a strict 1-3 sentence max!!! I’m kind of proud of it though, so I’m posting it here. 349 more words

Cancer without a poker face

Chances are most people know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (2016) approximately 39% of the population will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime. 431 more words

What is Genome Sequencing?

In one of my recent posts, I talked about personalized medicine and how genomics will likely become standard medical practice one day, so this seemed like a great time to discuss what the term “genome sequencing” means. 624 more words



I just saw this incredible video about the inevitable future controversies of CRISPR gene editing. I really like how they blend science, technology, and society – and humor! 106 more words


Quora activity for January 2015 - August 2016

Quora is a question-and-answer site. You can view all my contributions here; selected highlights are listed below. I encourage you to check out the other answers submitted for each question, too! 605 more words


The genesis of us: a genome unraveled

Science writer Carl Zimmer had his entire genome sequenced and analyzed. In a special feature series in Stat News, he reports on his intriguing dive into the genes that make up the person he is.

(animation: Dom Smith)

Inside Out

Olive, Alive Oh: A Tree’s Genome Has Been Sequenced in Spain

Credit: Manuel Sánchez (RJC-CSIC)

The more that is known about a plant, the better the chances are for modifying its behavior and improving its product – be it a fruit, a nut or, as an example, a kind of fruit called an olive. 473 more words

Food Research