human genetics

Copy Errors and Schizophrenia Genes

March 2, 2011

Here’s how genetic medicine was supposed to work. Once the basic menu of human genes was mapped by the Human Genome Project, scientists could turn their attention to gene variants associated with common diseases. These disease-associated [Read more]

Sweeping Out Selective Sweeps

February 21, 2011

The ultimate genetic detective story is solving the mystery of human evolution. Since it became possible to look at genetic sequences in humans and their primate relatives, geneticists have hunted for the footprints of how humans evolved. But [Read more]