Genetics

Dr. FAQ: William Dobyns on Autism

December 1, 2009

The latest in our video series where experts from the University of Chicago Medical Center answer frequently asked questions about popular medical topics. To suggest a topic or a question, please contact the editors. Last week, we heard from Sharon [Read more]

Darwin/Chicago 2009: Saturday

October 31, 2009

4:15 p.m. – Of Mice and Mammoths The last talk of the day (for me, as I had to leave before the final, final talk) made for a great reminder of how far the field of evolutionary biology, wrapped in a relatively simple story told engagingly by [Read more]

Darwin/Chicago 2009: Friday

October 30, 2009

5:00 p.m. – Biomedicine and Bracketology Here’s the final report from today’s session, join us again tomorrow for a full Halloween day of evolutionary science and philosophy! Also, continue to follow PZ Myers of Pharyngula and Skip [Read more]

In Praise of Genetic Diversity

October 8, 2009

Bruce Lahn knew that his 2005 papers on the recent evolution of brain genes might stir up some controversy. In the journal Science, the University of Chicago professor of human genetics and his colleagues studied two genes involved in regulation of [Read more]

Nobel Week So Far

October 6, 2009

The University hasn’t directly won any of the first two Nobel Prizes awarded this week, but one of today’s winners has a UChicago connection: George E. Smith, one of three scientists who will share the $1.4 million prize in physics, [Read more]