By accident, scientists discover how commonest DNA replication error is corrected

Scientists have discovered the enzyme in our cells which corrects the most frequently occurring mistake in DNA as cells divide ...

Human genes transplanted into zebrafish: Helps identify genes related to autism, schizophrenia and obesity

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center transplanted a set of human genes into a zebrafish and then used it to ...

Study identifies how skeletal muscle stem cells respond to muscle injury

A study conducted by Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland scientists identifies how skeletal muscle stem cells respond to muscle ...
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Stem cell therapy to treat a chimp’s torn ACL may prove beneficial for humans

Veterinarians hope a new medical procedure can treat a 25-year-old chimpanzee with a torn ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, at ...
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Is choosing a sperm donor a roll of the genetic dice?

Sharine and Brian Kretchmar of Yukon, Okla., tried a number of medical treatments to conceive a second child. After a ...
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Stem cells shield can protect patients from chemotherapy

It may be possible to use "stem cell shielding" to protect the body from the damaging effects of chemotherapy, early ...
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FDA approves experimental stem cell therapy to help deaf ear repair itself

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved a groundbreaking trial by the University of Texas Medical School at ...

University study finds mixed reception of genetic testing

Researchers at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine have found that patients see both benefits and risks from direct-to-consumer ...

Toothless no more- Researchers using stem cells to grow teeth

It may be hard to remember what it was like to lose a tooth as a child, but many adults ...

International study hopes to identify genetic markers to predict response to antidepressants

A group of research centers spanning five continents is in the middle of a clinical trial intended to identify genetic ...
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Genes & obesity

The latest Genomics & Health Impact Update has a primer on genetic links to obesity—a must read. It also links ...

Enzyme corrects more than one million faults in DNA replication

Scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) at the University of Edinburgh have ...

Scientists now raise fears on safety of GMOs

Dr Lubano Kizito of the Kenya Medical Research Institute said the human health is crucial and thus safety issues that ...

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 ...

Advanced genetic screening method may speed vaccine development

Vaccines remain the best line of defense against deadly pathogens and now Kathryn Sykes and Stephen Johnston, researchers at Arizona ...

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 ...
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Genetic literacy poor in primary care

Despite early predictions of huge public demand for direct-to-consumer genetic testing, it’s safe to say personal genetic data isn’t clogging ...

Cloning teeth! Medicine’s next big thing?

Nearly 70 percent of adults age 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth, and by age 74, ...
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Cleveland Clinic to open personalized medicine center

Cleveland Clinic has become the latest to jump into the hot field of personalized medicine, announcing plans to open a ...
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Give stem cells ‘A’

Almost halfway through a $600 million state program supporting stem cell research, eight medical schools around New York are reporting ...
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Synthetic DNA is tomorrow’s medicine

An international team of researchers has created revolutionary proteins that can copy synthetic genetic material – the so-called XNA (Xeno-Nucleic ...
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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 ...
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