June 24, 2015 - When I was a child I didn't know anyone with a peanut allergy. At school peanut butter and jam sandwiches were standard fare for lunches. But something happened over the 60 years since my kindergarten days.
June 21, 2015 - In his latest mindshare with readers Peter Diamandis, founder of the X-Prize and Planetary Resources, to name just two of his many ventures, shares his thoughts on genomics and deciphering our personal
June 21, 2015 - The disorder, obstructive sleep apnea, affects 12 million people in the United States today. It typically causes a person during sleep to stop breathing for periods of up to 10 seconds, 5 or more times per hour. It affects men and women almost equally according to Swedish researchers.
May 13, 2015 - Back in April I had my five-year colonoscopy examination. I have to have it every five years because polyps have been detected during two tests. They were not cancerous or even pre-cancerous. But the presence of polyps, particularly adenomas, could be an early warning sign of risk for getting colorectal cancer.
May 13, 2015 - L'Oreal, the cosmetics company is into 3D printing seeing it as the future for skincare product testing.
May 10, 2015 - At the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, developmental biologist
May 8, 2015 - A close friend of mine this week told me he is going in for knee replacement surgery next month. Also known as arthroplasty it involves replacing the knee joint (seen in the image below) with artificial materials.
May 7, 2015 - It is called MinION and you pack the device in your overnight bag along with a laptop computer. When you arrive at your destination get set up in the field and start DNA testing right away with results in as little as 48 hours. Portable, inexpensive and fast, this is a revolutionary step in the evolution of gene sequencing.