Famed Stanford Geneticist Charles Yanofsky Dies At 92Retired Stanford researcher Charles Yanofsky, one the world’s most influential geneticists, had died at the age of 92, the university announced Friday.
Oregon Researchers Edit Human Embryo DNAFor the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases.
'Do It Youself' Genetic Tests Create Challenge For DoctorsElena Flowers and her two daughters are in the middle of a science project.
Humans Are Wired To Kill Other Humans According To Genetic Evolution StudyEvolution and genetics seem to have baked a certain amount of murder into humans as a species. On average, modern humans now kill each other on a rate of 13 in 1000
UC Researchers Create Genetically Altered MosquitoesCalifornia researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove — using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective gene as they reproduce, with implications far beyond the promise of fighting malaria.
'Kennewick Man' Related To Modern Native AmericansOn Thursday, scientists announced a new, comprehensive re-analysis of the "Kennewick Man," an 8,500-year-old North American skeleton...
Controversial 1st: Scientists Edit DNA In Human Embryo, Raising Concerns Over Genome ChangesFor the first time, scientists have edited DNA in human embryos, a highly controversial move garnering much criticism in the scientific community.
KCBS In Depth: ‘Game Changing’ DNA-Editing Technology Booms In The Bay Area And BeyondIn 2012, a revolutionary new “DNA scissors” technology was discovered at UC Berkeley by Dr. Jennifer Doudna and since then, it has exploded in popularity. In 2012, a revolutionary new “DNA scissors” technology was discovered at UC Berkeley by Dr. Jennifer Doudna and since then, it has exploded in popularity. KCBS In Depth’s Jane McMillan talks with Dr. Doudna, the executive director of the University Of California’s Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI), about how the technology works and its applications for the future.
'Tiger Mom' Author Stirs New Controversy In Book Examining Race, Success Amy Chua, the self-proclaimed “Tiger Mom” who set off a fire storm about her extreme parenting in 2011 is back with a new book. In “Triple Package” the author and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld have more to say about why certain groups in America are more successful than others.
Marin Environmentalist Claims Recreating Extinct Species Is PossibleSpeaking from the prestigious TED Conference in Long Beach Wednesday, Sausalito activist Stewart Brand said scientists are developing the ability to reassemble and extinct animal’s genome, and even recreate the animal itself.
Opinion: National Review Resorts To Junk Science To Boost RomneyIt isn't just Republican Members of Congress that have junk theories they attach to pseudo-science. Kevin D. Williamson, a conservative writer for the National Review, thinks based on their offspring, genetics and "evolutionary biology" Barack Obama should have ovaries and that Mitt Romney should owns him in this election, "Like a Boss".
KCBS In Depth: Alzheimer’s DiseaseAn interview with Bill Fisher, CEO of the Northern California Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, about what is being done to fight the deadly disease.