Opinion: Greater Diversity Is Needed in Human Genomic Data
Opinion: Greater Diversity Is Needed in Human Genomic Data
Researchers must ensure that the inequality seen in most of today’s genomic studies and databases is corrected.
Opinion: Greater Diversity Is Needed in Human Genomic Data
Opinion: Greater Diversity Is Needed in Human Genomic Data

Researchers must ensure that the inequality seen in most of today’s genomic studies and databases is corrected.

Researchers must ensure that the inequality seen in most of today’s genomic studies and databases is corrected.

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Infographic: How to Catch Cheating Athletes
Infographic: How to Catch Cheating Athletes
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 1, 2019
Anti-doping agencies are tracking levels of various molecules in athletes’ blood and urine over time to increase their ability to detect drug misuse.
Does Our DNA Make Us All Unique or All the Same?Does Our DNA Make Us All Unique or All the Same?
Does Our DNA Make Us All Unique or All the Same?
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2019
A better understanding of the genetic diversity among humans could motivate an appreciation of both our similarities and our differences.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2019 issue of The Scientist.
The Race to Nab Cheating Athletes
The Race to Nab Cheating Athletes
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 1, 2019
Anti-doping organizations are constantly developing new tests to catch athletes trying to boost their performance in increasingly sophisticated ways.
Recent Trials for Fragile X Syndrome Offer Hope
Recent Trials for Fragile X Syndrome Offer Hope
Randi Hagerman | Sep 1, 2019
Despite a solid understanding of the biological basis of fragile X syndrome, researchers have struggled to develop effective treatments.
Fixing the Flaws in Animal Research
Fixing the Flaws in Animal Research
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2019
Many preclinical studies carried out in vivo are poorly designed and generate irreproducible data, but efforts to address the problem are on the rise.
Neanderthal DNA in Modern Human Genomes Is Not Silent
Neanderthal DNA in Modern Human Genomes Is Not Silent
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2019
From skin color to immunity, human biology is linked to our archaic ancestry.
Genes that Are Harmless on Their Own Cause Disease When Combined
Genes that Are Harmless on Their Own Cause Disease When Combined
Chia-Yi Hou | Sep 1, 2019
A case study of a family demonstrates that different genetic mutations from the two parents cause severe heart disease symptoms in the children.
Exploding Stars Probably Didn’t Spur Hominins to Walk Upright
Exploding Stars Probably Didn’t Spur Hominins to Walk Upright
Ashley Yeager | Sep 1, 2019
The astronomical idea doesn’t align well with the fossil record, anthropologists argue, but the origins of bipedalism are still difficult to determine.