Shoddy drafting or part of the plan?: The “natural” problem in California’s biotech food labeling initiative, according to pro-biotech commenter

The “California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act,” also known as Proposition 37 (“Prop 37″), advances the deeply misguided ...

DNA deletions promote cancer, collateral damage makes it vulnerable

Genomic deletions promote cancer by carving up or eliminating tumor-suppressor genes, but now scientists report in the journal Nature that ...

Gene therapy applied to peripheral arterial disease

Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) gene therapy could be used to treat patients with severe peripheral arterial disease (PAD), suggest results ...
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Public benefits of whole genome sequencing

Rapid advances in genomic sequencing technologies are making the possibility of reliable and affordable whole genome sequencing (WGS) a reality ...

Finnish biobank project receives EU funding

The University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital have received funding for the establishment of a joint biobank from ...
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Book written in DNA code

Scientists have for the first time used DNA to encode the contents of a book. At 53,000 words, and including ...
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Dysfunction at FDA threatens medical genetics industry

According to Jon Entine, after a series of stumbles and scandals, the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to oversee the ...

Scientists create the first ever book written in DNA code

Scientists have for the first time used DNA to encode the contents of a book. At 53,000 words, and including ...

Myriad wins gene patent ruling from US appeals court

A U.S. federal appeals court has once again affirmed the right of Myriad Genetics Inc to patent two genes linked ...

Man’s best friend points the way in genetics research

Dogs may soon become man's best friend on a level that goes far beyond companionship and loyalty. Researchers report that ...
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Genetic patent stunner: Myriad wins appeal, retains patent to BRCA tests

Snubbing a recommendation by the Supreme Court, a federal appeals court in Washington, in a 2:1 decision, upheld patents issued ...
Ethical implications of genetic screening: How far can we go?

Ethical implications of genetic screening: How far can we go?

Julian Savulescu, a professor of ethics at Oxford, has argued that we should be free to design our children's personality ...

NIH funds gene therapy using ultrasound

NIH awarded researchers at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) a $1.7 million grant over four years to progress development of a ...
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Synthetic biology: Mutating the meaning of life? Some critics think ‘yes’

Critics of synthetic biology have long said that the practice should be known as “playing God” and argue that the ...

Researchers identify a novel double-stranded DNA structure

Scientists have been proposing a novel form of double-stranded DNA structure since 1996. Referred to as 'S-DNA', it is produced ...

23andMe makes music from your DNA

Most people don’t go around all day and wonder what secrets might be hidden in their genes. Personal genomics startup ...

As prices for prenatal genome sequencing tests fall, some worry about consequences for families in a real-life ‘Gattaca’

If you could know your unborn child's entire genetic makeup, would you want to? Researchers believe that tests that detail ...

Mitochondrial DNA may hold answer to why women live longer than men

Scientists working on fruit flies say their work provides an answer to the question of why women tend to live ...

Scottish people’s DNA study could ‘rewrite nation’s history’

A large scale study of Scottish people's DNA is threatening to "rewrite the nation's history", according to author Alistair Moffat ...

New genetic risk factors for diabetes discovered

Two large-scale gene association projects have identified a large number of new loci that influence glycemic traits such as blood ...

Genetic studies give clues to Tourette Syndrome and OCD

Two new large-scale studies searching for the genetic links to a couple of relatively common psychiatric conditions show how difficult ...

Malaria genome sequencing brings hope

The search for a vaccine against malaria remains high on the global research agenda for many years. The parasites being ...
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FDA seeks to regulate your cells

A recent decision by a federal trial court gave the Food and Drug Administration the latitude that the agency has ...

Gene discovery could improve treatment for acute myeloid leukemia

Scientists have made a discovery involving mice and humans that could mean that people with acute myeloid leukemia, a usually ...

Controversy over scientists plan to map and make public extended family’s genome

Not as many people around the world cared about the genes of Manuel Corpas and his family as he had ...

Study uses stem cells to boost red blood cell production

Using human stem cells, scientists have developed methods to boost the production of red blood cells, according to a new ...
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The DNA Olympics- Jamaicans win sprinting ‘genetic lottery’- and why we should all care

Jon Entine takes stock of the DNA London Olympics–where, as usual, African-descended athletes swept the running events while whites and ...

Study uses stem cells to boost red blood cell production

Using human stem cells, scientists have developed methods to boost the production of red blood cells, according to a new ...
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