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DNA deletions promote cancer, collateral damage makes it vulnerable

Genomic deletions promote cancer by carving up or eliminating tumor-suppressor genes, but now scientists report in the journal Nature that ...

Gene therapy applied to peripheral arterial disease

Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) gene therapy could be used to treat patients with severe peripheral arterial disease (PAD), suggest results ...
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Public benefits of whole genome sequencing

Rapid advances in genomic sequencing technologies are making the possibility of reliable and affordable whole genome sequencing (WGS) a reality ...

Stem cell therapy for Autism to be tested in first trial

Researchers are recruiting autistic children for a study that will test whether injecting stem cells banked from their umbilical cords ...

Stem cell therapy shows promise in repairing stress urinary incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can occur due to sneezing, coughing, exercising or even laughing and happens because the pelvic floor ...
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Book written in DNA code

Scientists have for the first time used DNA to encode the contents of a book. At 53,000 words, and including ...

Research on pain medicines seeks a genetic-trait link

An international research team is launching an ambitious effort to determine whether everyday painkillers like Celebrex and Aleve could be ...

Finnish biobank project receives EU funding

The University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital have received funding for the establishment of a joint biobank from ...
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Search for Parkinson’s genes turns to online social networking

There's a growing interest in what our genes say about our health. And in recent years, quite a few companies ...

Creating a future of personalized medicine

As a key step toward providing patients with treatments based on their own DNA profiles, the International Genomics Consortium (IGC) ...
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Dysfunction at FDA threatens medical genetics industry

According to Jon Entine, after a series of stumbles and scandals, the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to oversee the ...
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Genetic patent stunner: Myriad wins appeal, retains patent to BRCA tests

Snubbing a recommendation by the Supreme Court, a federal appeals court in Washington, in a 2:1 decision, upheld patents issued ...
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Behind the hype on stem cells

There's a lot of hype about the potential for stem cells to revolutionise medicine, but the race to innovation shouldn't ...

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 ...

Frozen human embryos yield viable stem cells biomedical research

Even after being frozen for 18 years, human embryos can be thawed, grown in the laboratory, and successfully induced to ...

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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Clinic taps patients’ own stem cells to ease their pain

A Sartell doctor offers a stem cell treatment instead of surgery, but critics say it's too soon. The trend 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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Would Rachel Carson embrace ‘frankenfoods’? Scientist believes ‘yes’

The ‘Frankenfoods’ debate is coming to your dinner table. This debate is particularly poignant because fifty years ago this September, ...
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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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Anti-GM ‘ambulance chasers’ poised to enter ‘litigation heaven’ if Prop 37 passes

The American Medical Association agrees with the USDA and wrote two months ago, "There is no scientific justification for special ...

Kazakhstan breeds carrots with anti-tuberculosis vaccines

Kazakhstan genetics have bred carrots containing anti-tuberculosis vaccine, Director General of Kazakhstan National Biotechnologies Center Yerlan Ramankulov told Tengrinews.kz. The ...

Vitamin-boosted stem cells show promise in curing baldness

A team of researchers in Japan has discovered that VD3, a super-active form of Vitamin D, boosts stem cells to ...

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 ...
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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 ...

Personalized medicine closer to reality: Using stem cells to study variants of Parkinson’s disease

A nationwide consortium of scientists at 20 institutions, led by a principal faculty member at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute ...

Get ready for a new genre of medical tests for the era of personalized medicine

A new genre of diagnostic tests – which determine whether a medicine is right for a patient’s genes – are ...

Genetic tests could explain why some children and teens die unexpectedly

Characterized by a hidden defect in certain cardiac cells, the syndrome had several bizarre variants. One type results in cardiac ...