At TED2012, attendees got to play a fun game with genes: Swab your cheek, submit it to the techs at Genentech, and get back a “genetic symphony” based on some very interesting genetic markers. Watch and see how it happens. You can hear the whole smphony at gene.com/TED. Video: Rachel Tobias
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Stephen Friend wants your genes — no, really. Today at TED2014 he announced the Resilience Project, a new crowdsourced effort to understand the quirks and patterns of human genetic code that control — and could help treat — genetic diseases. Thirty years ago, the open-science advocate was working as a pediatric oncologist at the Children’s […]
Wendy Chung of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative says that she is constantly asked the same question by parents: “Why does my child have autism?” It’s a question that plagues them whether their child has a severe form of autism, to the point of being non-verbal, or a mild one. “Autism isn’t a single condition. It’s […]