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August 04 2010

Thomas Goetz: Sergey Brin’s Search for a Parkinson’s Cure

As the cost of sequencing drops and research into possible associations increases, whole genome sequencing will become a routine part of medical treatment, just as targeted genetic tests are a routine part of pregnancy today.

May 06 2010

Gary Wolf: How the Inbred Lab Mouse Helps Reprogram the Human Genome

Though social eugenics was discredited long ago, we still often think of the genome in quasi-eugenic terms.

December 11 2009

Michael Chorost: Algae and Light Help Injured Mice Walk Again

Treating Parkinson’s and other brain diseases could be just the beginning. Optogenetics has amazing potential, not just for sending information into the brain but also for extracting it.
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