Personalized genetic testing not ready says medical group

Getting personalized genetic tests that can pinpoint your risk of developing a number of diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's or ...

Stem cells to optimize match between patient and medication

One of the biggest barriers to the development of new medical therapies is the cost of taking a new drug ...

Delivery system for gene therapy may help treat Arthritis

A DNA-covered submicroscopic bead used to deliver genes or drugs directly into cells to treat disease appears to have therapeutic ...

Placental stem cells with key therapeutic properties can be harvested

Scientists at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) led by Vladimir Serikov, MD, PhD, and Frans Kuypers, PhD, report in ...

Scientists discover marker to identify, attack breast cancer stem cells

Breast cancer stem cells wear a cell surface protein that is part nametag and part bull's eye, identifying them as ...

New drug shows we must overcome taboos about stem-cell research

I'll be the first to admit that stem-cell research, as we typically view it, troubles me in many ways. The ...

Slew of rare DNA changes following population explosion may hold clues to common diseases

"This is a dramatic example of how recent human history has profoundly shaped patterns of genetic variation," said Joshua Akey, ...

Rare DNA mutations raise questions about theories of disease

Rare DNA mutations are so plentiful in the human genome that they make it difficult to precisely identify the genetic ...

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 ...

GM crops threaten gluten free sorghum

Sorghum is a staple food crop that feeds millions of people in Africa and Asia. It is a popular breakfast ...
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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 ...

Study shows how mitochondrial genes are passed from mother to child

Research conducted at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University helps answer some long-standing questions ...

Doubling the information from the double helix

Our genes control many aspects of who we are -- from the color of our hair to our vulnerability to ...

India loses faith in GM cotton

Ten years after it was introduced to India, genetically modified cotton is not living up to its promise. It is ...

Cord blood banking takes off in India

Nagpur is emerging as a big destination for companies associated with 'cord blood banking' or CBB. In the last few ...

Pluristem stem cells save girl’s life

Pluristem Therapeutics Ltd. (Nasdaq:PSTI; DAX: PJT: PLTR)has announced that a seven year-old girl suffering from an aplastic bone marrow whose ...
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Sourcing stem cells from breast milk

A solution to the ethical dilemma of using human embryonic stem cells to treat human diseases could be staring us ...
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Why GM crops are a moral necessity

Professor of international development at Harvard, Calestous Juma has called on Africa to form an "International Institute for Biotechnology" that ...
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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 ...
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As gene mapping nears $1,000, will it improve our health?

The cost of mapping a person's full genetic profile has been dropping quickly. Now, doctors are struggling with a new ...

Tilghman reflects on DNA study

A solution to the ethical dilemma of using human embryonic stem cells to treat human diseases could be staring us ...
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Fighting breed-related diseases

The refinement of purebred dogs over the past four or five centuries has created interesting versions of Canis familiaris, such ...
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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 ...

Geneticist develops tool to identify genes important in disease, tailoring individual treatment

Though the human genome has been sequenced, scientists are still trying to figure out how the accomplishment can help people, ...
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