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The black is a better athlete?

Michael Johnson, the 4-time Olympic Gold Medal winning sprinter, is standing by his assertion that black athletes have a "speed ...

More genes pegged to Osteoarthritis

A large genome-wide association study has identified eight new loci that confer susceptibility to osteoarthritis, researchers reported ...

Update on gene therapy

Researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) published proof-of-principle results showing a role for telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) ...

Targeted gene therapy enhances treatment for Pompe disease

Gene therapy to replace the protein missing in Pompe disease can be effective if the patient's immune system does not ...

FDA critical of stem-cell firm

The Sugar Land company involved in Gov. Rick Perry's unlicensed adult stem-cell procedure is rife with basic manufacturing problems, according ...

Genetic variant is linked to obesity and insulin resistance

A large study in people at risk of diabetes has found a direct association between the presence of a small ...
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First farmers: 7,000 year old caveman bones found

Spanish researchers have discovered the complete mitochondrial DNA of an individual that lived 7000 years ago. This discovery is the ...

Fetal tests spur legal battle

Genetic tests that analyze fetal DNA from a pregnant woman's blood are arriving in a rush, but the commercialization of ...

Newcastle genetic experts develop new test for Noonan Syndrome

GENETIC experts in the North East have developed a pioneering test that will improve the speed of diagnosis for an ...

Central body to oversee ‘biobanks’ storing human tissue

THE CREATION of a single Government-funded body to oversee the retention of human tissue samples has moved a step closer ...

Are facial expressions genetic?

“The statistical correlation between the facial expressions of sighted and blind individuals was almost perfect,” Matsumoto said. “This suggests something ...

Owning genes

While the country breathlessly waits for the Supreme Court to decide on Obamacare, there is another court battle to keep ...

Bonobo genome completed

In a project led by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, an international team of scientists has ...

Stress blocks gene that guards brain against depression

Chronic stress appears to block a gene that guards against brain atrophy associated with depression, according to a study in ...

Genetic heart diseases may be responsible for unexplained stillbirths

Genetic researchers have made an important step towards resolving the mystery of the causes of intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD), or ...
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How did species evolve? Giants of genetic theory go mano a mano

A disagreement between the twin giants of genetic theory, Harvard University's Richard Dawkins and EO Wilson of Oxford University, is ...

Manipulating chromatin loops to regulate genes may offer future treatments for blood diseases

In exploring how proteins interact with crucial DNA sequences to regulate gene activity, researchers have shed light on key biological ...

Genes significantly misregulated in autistic kids

Scientists have found genetic changes that help explain why one person has an autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and another does ...

Ovarian cancer: experts call for genetic screening

Women with nonmucinous ovarian cancer should be routinely screened for BRCA1/2 mutations, say the Australian authors of groundbreaking research which ...
Study examines biology of sexual orientation

Study examines biology of sexual orientation

Is being gay in people's DNA? A new study was launched earlier this year to try and find the elusive ...

Women have higher genetic risk of Alzheimer’s

A major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease – the E4 variant of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene -- manifests ...

Study suggests expanding the genetic alphabet may be easier than previously thought

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute suggests that the replication process for DNA-the genetic instructions ...

Rewriting DNA to understand what it says

Our ability to "read" DNA has made tremendous progress in the past few decades, but the ability to understand and ...

Chemists use nanopores to detect DNA damage

Scientists worldwide are racing to sequence DNA -- decipher genetic blueprints -- faster and cheaper than ever by passing strands ...

Variations in sex steroid gene expression can predict aggressive behaviors

An Indiana University biologist has shown that natural variation in measures of the brain's ability to process steroid hormones predicts ...

Parasitic plants ‘steal’ genes from their hosts

New research published today in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Genomics reveals that the Malaysian parasitic plant Rafflesia cantleyi, ...

Is Gattaca becoming real?

The popular 1997 science fiction film Gattacaportrays a futuristic world in which human beings genetically engineered (GE) with certain desirable ...
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Personal Genomics: DNA helps Michelle Obama discover white ancestral roots, provides window into history of slavery

One of the remarkable innovations brought on by the DNA revolution is the ability to trace our personal and family ...