The healing power of stem cells: Clinic treats ailments with patient’s own stem cells

What if the body could heal itself? Physicians at Rejuv Medical in Sartell are using the patient’s own stem cells ...

European regulators back western world’s first gene therapy drug

European regulators have recommended approval of the Western world's first gene therapy drug -- after rejecting it on three previous ...
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FDA balances costs, patient safety in the biologics and personalized medicine revolution

Sometimes what you see is not all you get. Whether or not you support healthcare reform, the implementation of any ...

World’s first patient-initiated, crowdfunded genome sequencing project uncovers young child’s unknown genetic disease

The Rare Genomics Institute (RGI), a non-profit organization that uses genome sequencing and other biotechnology to help children with rare ...

Arizona statute on genetic testing has young boy’s future in limbo

Evan Serrano, of Arizona, has a rare degenerative disorder called Friedreich Ataxia. At least, that's what doctors think. But Evan's ...

World renowned in vitro fertilization pioneer says stem cell acceptance is on the rise in the US

Public acceptance of stem cell therapies has increased in recent years, with a renowned global expert believing Australians could be ...
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The California GM labeling controversy joins list of historical food scares

Writer Kevin Folta takes aim at anti-GM activists in this piece, comparing the California GM labeling controversy with other food ...

Physicians need more education on personalized medicine

Consumers armed with genetic testing information from the likes of 23andMe and a whole host of gene testing companies are ...

Researchers identify mechanisms that allow embryonic stem cells to become any cell in the body

New research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem sheds light on pluripotency—the ability of embryonic stem cells to renew themselves ...
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Genetic tests for Alzheimer’s disease a comfort for the majority

Several genetic tests are available for Alzheimer’s disease, both for the general public and for those with a family history ...

Dispelling myths about Jews and genetics

The current issue of Moment, the Jewish-focused general interest magazine, has an informative, fascinating feature of the medical and historical ...

Your genes, your identity and your family secrets

Sometimes I think we are so numb to hearing about this new genetic test or that one that we forget ...

Cells derived from burn tissue may be useful for tissue engineering

A research team in the Netherlands has found that cells from burn eschar, the non-viable tissue remaining after burn injury ...

Personalized genomic medicine faces many hurdles

When the human genome project was completed in 2003, some expected it to herald a new age of personalized genomic ...

Pediatric tumors traced to stem cells in developing brain

Stem cells that come from a specific part of the developing brain help fuel the growth of brain tumors caused ...

Article addresses tremendous impact of genetic testing for Alzheimer’s

Genetic tests exist to identify risk for the rare inherited form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) and to predict susceptibility ...

Rice lands on the radar of GMO researchers

On most GI charts, as illustrated on the Harvard Medical School website, the GI score for rice is an average ...

Sweat glands grown from newly identified stem cells

To date, few fundamentals have been known about the most common gland in the body, the sweat glands that are ...

Epigenetics alters genes in rheumatoid arthritis

A research team at the University of California, San Diego – led by Gary S. Firestein, professor in the Division ...
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Genetic gamble: A new cancer treatment’s tantalizing promise brings heartbreaking ups and downs

Mrs. McDaniel, the 69-year-old wife of a retired corporate executive, had gambled on the ultimate in personalized medicine, an approach ...

Advances in genetic testing allow for more personalized medical treatments

"Without question, man's knowledge of man is undergoing the greatest revolution since Leonardo. In many ways personalized medicine is already ...
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Part 1: GMOs: Gene transfer is neither unnatural nor dangerous

Anti-agricultural biotech NGOs and activists raise a common and familiar set of fears in the campaign to get biotech foods ...

GE food labeling rejected by American Medical Association

The American Medical Association House of Delegates adopted a formal statement in opposition to the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered, ...

Scots-US tie-up on stem cells

Scientists in Scotland and California are to collaborate on medical research that could give new hope to millions with life-threatening ...

Europe tackles ethics of biobanks

Collections of human biological samples used in medical research should be governed by clear rules that safeguard ethics while advancing ...
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American Medical Association comes out against GMO labeling

On June 19, the American Medical Association adopted a policy statement that says “there is no scientific justification for special ...

Genetic testing of far-right Hungarian politician provokes an uproar

If you think running for office in the United States is rigorous, then you haven't met Hungary's far-right Jobbik party ...

European geneticists condemn use of testing to establish ‘racial purity’

The use of genetic testing to establish racial origins for political purposes is not only scientifically foolish, but also unethical ...