But researchers don't know how genetically diverse Denisovans were, says Mattias Jakobsson, an evolutionary geneticist
at Uppsala University in Sweden.
In a research lab at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, geneticist
Susan Walsh is working to refine DNA phenotyping to predict quantitative color--or the precise color of eyes, hair and skin.
Carmencita Padilla, a member of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and a professor at the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila College of Medicine, said the move would address both the gaps in medical services given to such patients and the small number of geneticists
in the Philippines.
The specialized field of clinical geneticists
is dwindling and appears to be falling short of current and future demand.
When word got out that the geneticist
was using DNA to conduct ancestry research, the project was flooded with hundreds of e-mail requests a day.
"One thing that's satisfying about this study is that it fits nicely with some of the known genetic and environmental causes, particularly of BCC, but also of SCC," says Graham Mann, a geneticist
at the University of Sydney's Westmead Institute for Cancer Research.
In 1997, Robert Wayne, a geneticist
at the University of California at Los Angeles, conducted a DNA study to answer the question.
Prof Robin Winter, clinical geneticist
.Born: October 26,1950; Died: January 10, 2004.
As of late September 2003, the letter had been signed by 653 scientists of 74 countries, includ ing geneticist
David Suzuki (Canada), physicist and ecologist Vandana Shiva (India), geneticist
Mae-Wan Ho (U.K.), and Harvard University biologist Ruth Hubbard (U.S.).
Denny Townsend, a research geneticist
at the National Arboretum in Washington, DC, is widely known for his efforts to breed American elms that would be resistant to the disease.
FIFTY YEARS AGO, WHEN GENETICIST
JAMES WATSON AND physicist Francis Crick uncovered the structure of DNA, they proudly declared, "We have found the secret of life." Thus began the race to map the genetic code that determines who we are, what we look like, how long we'll live, and what's in store for our children and grandchildren.
Mae-wan Ho, geneticist
and author of Genetic Engineering: Dream or Nightmare?, has witnessed the groundswell of opposition build in England, likening it to the American civil rights movement.