Tag Archives: Genetic

Should newborns get genetic testing for adult-onset conditions?

Screening should be limited to conditions that affect children, UChicago ethicist argues In the last decade, genome sequencing has provided a wealth of information about risks for certain diseases. But should parents be able to get all of the sequence results of their children’s genomes, especially if the variants would not cause illness or symptoms… Read More »

‘Key player’ identified in genetic link to psychiatric conditions

Scientists have identified a specific gene they believe could be a key player in the changes in brain structure seen in several psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and autism. The team from Cardiff University’s Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute has found that the deletion of the gene CYFIP1 leads to thinning of the insulation that covers… Read More »

Six-Step Process for Writing Anthropology and Genetic Engineering Essays

University students are typically required to write and submit certain academic compositions, which may include anthropology and genetic engineering essays. Writing such compositions looks easy to do, but actually doing so could prove to be very challenging. Some students may find it hard to compose genetic engineering and anthropology essays, not just because of the… Read More »