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Fighting breed-related diseases

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

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

Abbie Thomas | 
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

Orion Jones | 
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

Robert Smith | 
It may be possible to use "stem cell shielding" to protect the body from the damaging effects of chemotherapy, early ...

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, ...

Google founder targets cure for Parkinson’s disease

Robert Langreth | 
Sergey Brin, the 38-year-old co- founder of Google Inc. (GOOG), is making strides in his quest to find a cure ...

University study finds mixed reception of genetic testing

Connie Ho | 
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

David Hill | 
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

Molika Ashford | 
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

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

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 ...

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 ...

Can blood test predict breast cancer risk?

A blood test that spots changes in a specific gene could reveal a woman's risk for breast cancer years before ...

Newborns with missing spleen – Genetic link identified

Petra Rattue | 
A study published online in the May 3 edition of Developmental Cell reveals that researchers at the Weill Cornell Medical ...

Canadian geneticist discovers secret behind the blond-haired Solomon Islanders

Lesley Ciarula Taylor | 
The discovery of a gene mutation that gives some Soloman Islanders platinum blond hair has important implications for medicine and ...

Breaking the genome bottleneck

Susan Young | 
The genomic data generated from next-generation sequencing machines doesn't amount to much more than alphabet soup if it's not subjected ...

Advanced genetic screening method may speed vaccine development

Richard Harth | 
Vaccines remain the best line of defense against deadly pathogens and now Kathryn Sykes and Stephen Johnston, researchers at Arizona ...
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Genetic literacy poor in primary care

Roger Collier | 
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

Brandon Glenn | 
Cleveland Clinic has become the latest to jump into the hot field of personalized medicine, announcing plans to open a ...

Study reveals dynamic changes in gene regulation in human stem cells

Last year, this team reported recurrent changes in the genomes of human pluripotent stem cells as they are expanded in ...
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Agrimovie series: Genetically modified food

Toad Pear raises some good points. Almost all the food we grow is a modification of ‘natural’ foods – plants ...
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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

Kristian Sjogren | 
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

Jon Entine | 
In his new book, “Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People,” Harry Ostrer, a medical geneticist and professor at ...
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