Tag: Genomics

Kathy Wood’s ARK Funds bought Robinhood and Exact Sciences, sold to Tesla.

Text size Mobile Phone Trading Application Robinhood logo AFP via Getty Images Cathie Wood’s ARK has sold most of its stock. Tesla , And snatch shares in online brokers Robin Hood Markets , An email…

The UK government wants to set up your child’s genome.

In November 2019, Matt Hancock, then Britain’s health secretary, unveiled a lofty ambition: to sequence the genome of every child in the country. He said it would usher in a “genomic revolution”, the future of…

Complex facts about ‘junk DNA’

Imagine a human being. The genome as a wire stretched to the length of a football field, with all the genes that encode the clustered protein at the end near your feet. Take two big…

Since Covid-19 hit, the search for viruses has exploded. Is it safe?

Labs around the world are increasingly experimenting with emerging viruses, sometimes giving them new possibilities, as they seek to identify dangerous viruses and find ways to combat them. While the goal is to protect health,…