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Latest Eran Halperin Stories

Your DNA Has A GPS
2012-08-16 16:02:07

TAU research says genetics can reveal your geographic ancestral origin While your DNA is unique, it also tells the tale of your family line. It carries the genetic history of your ancestors down through the generations. Now, says a Tel Aviv University researcher, it's also possible to use it as a map to your family's past. Prof. Eran Halperin of TAU's Blavatnik School of Computer Science and Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, along with a group of researchers from...

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2009-08-31 12:00:00

In the chilling science fiction movie Gattaca, Ethan Hawke stars as a man with "inferior genes" who assumes another's genetic identity to escape a dead-end future. The 1997 film illustrates the very real fear swirling around today's genome research "” fear that private genetic information could be used negatively against us. Last year, after a published paper found serious security holes in the way DNA data is made publicly available, health institutes in the United States and across...