Imagine a young family taking a stroll along a sun-speckled forest path. They take their time, admiring the scenery and taking in the fresh air. Continue reading “If You Go Down to the Woods Today: Conservation Genetics in a Nutshell”
How do you study light from the beginning of the universe? What happened right after the Big Bang? Continue reading “Spotted from Antarctica: the Oldest Light in the Universe”
If man with a diabetic grandfather and a woman with a family history of cancer decide that they want to have a child, but they are unsure of whether their families’ health problems may reappear in their children, where can they turn to get answers? A genetic counselor.
Continue reading “Decoding Your Genetic History”
Dogs and their human family members have always shared a special bond. It’s no mystery to a dog owner where the phrase “man’s best friend” came from. While it’s tough to know exactly what your pet is thinking, it is possible to train them and communicate with them to foster a loving relationship. Continue reading “Training your Dog with Science”
Kerry Morgan Hughes is the founder and president of Harmony 4 Hope, a non-profit organization that brings music to hospitalized children with rare diseases. Continue reading “Using Music as A Therapeutic Tool for Children with Rare Diseases”
The United States is facing a major health crisis, and you may not have heard much about this one in the national news: according to the National Institutes of Heath, about 1 in 12 Americans abuse illicit drugs.
Familial Dysautonomia (FD) is a rare, life-threatening, genetic, neurologic disease that attacks the autonomic nervous system. Continue reading “Familial Dysautonomia Research”
Science and art share a storied history. For centuries, practitioners of these two disciplines have borrowed skills, techniques, and knowledge from each other in an effort to enrich their own work. Continue reading “Finding Art in Human Anatomy”
The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any agency of the U.S. government. Continue reading “Improving the Soybean, One Gene at a Time”