Test-tube’ babies have more birth defects?

Test-tube babies have higher rates of birth defects, and doctors have long wondered: Is it because of certain fertility treatments ...
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Minnesotans weigh pros and cons of breakthrough genetic testing technology

Lynn is a Minneapolis artist, inspired by international science. “I have a real curiosity,” she says, as a string of ...
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Will Gattaca come true?

Noninvasive, early fetal tests for sex, paternity and chromosomal conditions will change pregnancy dramatically- and raise tricky ethical questions.A scientist ...

Can blood test predict breast cancer risk?

A blood test that spots changes in a specific gene could reveal a woman's risk for breast cancer years before ...

Newborns with missing spleen – Genetic link identified

A study published online in the May 3 edition of Developmental Cell reveals that researchers at the Weill Cornell Medical ...

Canadian geneticist discovers secret behind the blond-haired Solomon Islanders

The discovery of a gene mutation that gives some Soloman Islanders platinum blond hair has important implications for medicine and ...
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Back from the dead: Couple who paid $155,000 to CLONE their dog

One couple couldn't bare to live without their beloved yellow Labrador, so when he died of cancer they put a ...
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Jews are an ancient Middle Eastern ‘tribe’, genes reveal

In his new book, “Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People,” Harry Ostrer, a medical geneticist and professor at ...