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  • Growth Defect Blocks Cancer and Diabetes

    A new study shows that people with Laron syndrome, a rare type of dwarfism, who carry a genetic defect that prevents them from responding to growth hormone, are almost exempt from cancer and diabetes.

  • What Would You Do?

    As technology makes it easier to sequence people's DNA for research, scientists are facing tough decisions over what information to give back.

  • The Genome Project: What Will It Do as a Teenager?

    The 10th anniversary of the completion of the draft human genome sequence has been a time for celebration—and also for sober stock-taking. Eric Green, director of the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute, discussed the institute's 10-year map with Science in an interview.

  • My Genome, My Identity, My Health

    While the human genome sequence is a reservoir for ground-breaking science and personal reflection, humans are much more than a genome.

  • A Celebration of the Genome, Part II

    This week's commentaries explore the impacts of sequence information on our understanding of ourselves, as well as looking at future directions for research and medicine.

  • My Genome

    The author explains the personal impact of having his genome sequence and his hopes that it will also benefit the people of South Africa.

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