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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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Controversy heats up over whether or not modern humans may have mated with Neanderthals

Over the years, there have been many studies regarding the possibility of whether or not humans and Neanderthals really interbred- ...

Transplant of sibling’s stem cells shows promise in sickle-cell fight

Ieshea Thomas, who has suffered from sickle cell anemia nearly all of her life, recently received a life-changing gift from ...
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The DNA Olympics — Jamaicans win sprinting ‘genetic lottery’ — and why we should all care

Jon Entine, author of Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We’re Afraid to Talk About It,” takes stock ...
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New prenatal testing can detect more genetic problems

A new method of prenatal testing that can detect more genetic problems in a fetus than ever before could be ...
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Genetic testing for a ‘gay’ gene: Is it a possibility?

For the most part, when you think of genetic testing, you usually think of a situation in which the parents ...

Genetic variant may drive body tremors

A genetic mutation may be responsible for essential tremor that runs in families, researchers found. Exome sequencing studies of several ...

Doom and DNA: Why we shouldn’t always overreact when it comes to DNA- Positive advances in genetic testing

While society should be careful about its uses of genetic testing and its efforts to modify the genome, some people ...

French book examines why black sprinters dominate the Olympics

Ever since American runner Jesse Owens took the 1936 Berlin Olympics by storm, black athletes have generally reigned supreme in ...

Why ‘race’ matters in determining who is the fastest man on earth

Lightning-quick reactions. In most sports, they form the foundation of victory. Nowhere is this more cut and dry than in ...

Malaria genome provides treatment roadmap

Genetic variability revealed in malaria genomes newly sequenced by two multi-national research teams points to new challenges in efforts to ...
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23andMe seeks FDA approval for personalized genetic tests

23andMe, a pioneer genetic testing company, is asking the FDA to approve a personalized DNA test- setting off familiar protests ...
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Can genetic testing tell you about your child’s Olympic future?

As I watch the Olympics this week I’m particularly interested in the stories about some of the athletes as kids, ...

Genes tell intricate tale of Jewish diaspora

A new genetic map paints a comprehensive picture of the 2,000 or so years in which different Jewish groups migrated ...
Can there be a reality of genetically modified Olympians?

Can there be a reality of genetically modified Olympians?

There have been "marathon mice", "Schwarzenegger mice" and dogs whose wasted muscles were repaired with injected substances that switch off ...

Genetics test reveals your cat’s ancestry

Ever wondered whether your feline hails from eastern Asia or the eastern Mediterranean? No need to rack your brain anymore ...

Explaining obesity: Diet, lifestyle or genes?

Modern lifestyles are quite different from those of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. That seems obvious. People looking to apply blame for ...

Why women live longer then men: It’s in the genes

THE reason women live roughly four years longer than men in Australia may not solely be down to their reduced ...