Genes Are Us
Both Genetics and Lifestyle Matter in the Obesity Epidemic
People with a specific mutation in one gene are substantially more likely to be obese than those without it. But they are also at higher risk of suffering from environmental factors.
To Read Our DNA, We Need to Crack Another Genetic Code
The only problem is that it may not be much of a code at all.
Why Our Molecular Make-Up Can't Explain Who We Are
Our genes only tell a portion of the story.
How Tiny Genetic Changes Have Massive Behavioral Effects
When comparing the social and the biological, it helps to look at how the breakdown of one can influence the other.
Genes Affect Our Behavior, but So Does the Environment
Despite the recent discovery of the "blonde gene," environmental differences and genetic effects remain inextricably linked.
Should Researchers Warn Subjects About Genetic Danger?
It seems like an easy question, but the indirect correlation between genetic mutations and disease risk muddles up the ethics.
Why Statistically Significant Studies Can Be Insignificant
Modern statistics have made it easier than ever for us to fool ourselves.
No, the World's Health Problems Won't Be Solved With an App
Sorry, amateur biohackers.
Great Time for the Life Sciences, Terrible Time for Life Scientists
Despite numerous recent breakthroughs and discoveries, the extreme competition and lab-research feedback loop don't bode well for the future of the field.