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As California Prop 37 vote nears, media anti-Prop 37 bias emerges

The latest polls suggest a neck and neck race in the final days of the vote over the California genetically ...
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Test your DNA for diseases: No doctor required

When Anne Wojcicki’s son was a baby, she ran a swab across the inside of his cheek, collecting DNA to ...
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Stem cells implanted into patient with dry macular degeneration

Stem cells have become the corner stone of research into providing revolutionary treatments for dry macular degeneration. Continuing its Phase ...
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Scientists cracking the epigenetic code

A team of researchers at The Australian National University is one step closer to better understanding how organisms function after ...
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Stem cell study may help to unravel how genetic mutation leads to Parkinson’s symptoms

By reprogramming skin cells from Parkinson's disease patients with a known genetic mutation, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological ...

Gene therapy as a cure for fatal bone diseases in children?

This article detailed current research about how, although low bone density and osteoporosis is quite prevalent in the public eye, ...

Scientists advance the mapping of the barley genome

In a major advance that will unlock the benefits of the mapping of the barley genome--one of the world's most ...

Insights into rare immune cells that keep blood stem cells in a youthful state may lead to better treatments

Hiding deep inside the bone marrow are special cells. They wait patiently for the hour of need, at which point ...
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FDA challenges stem cell therapy companies

The Food and Drug Administration is stepping up its oversight of companies selling unproven and unlicensed stem-cell therapies and emerging ...

Genes and immune system shaped by childhood poverty, stress

A University of British Columbia and Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) study has revealed that childhood poverty, stress ...
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Disabled woman ponders wisdom of pre-natal and preimplantation genetic screening

As a disabled feminist, I'm often asked about my views on medical procedures like pre-natal screening and preimplantation genetic diagnosis, ...

Personal genomics in the classroom: Students sequence themselves

Medical and graduate students will get the chance to sequence and interpret their own genomes in what is being billed ...

U.S. panel urges end to secret DNA testing

Blood stains from bandages and tampons? Ship them in a paper envelope for paternity, ancestry or health testing. EasyDNA also ...
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New future for an old crop: Barley enters the genomic age

Higher yields, improved pest and disease resistance and enhanced nutritional value are among the potential benefits of an international research ...

Blood or bone marrow better for stem cell transplants?

For people whose bone marrow has been destroyed by chemotherapy, radiation or disease, stem cell transplants offer a potential lifeline ...

Human trials using stem cells to treat a genetic nerve disease

Following up on yesterday's post below, another important study was just published in the journal Science Translational Medicine that brings ...

Personalized medicine research strikes early for heart genes

A landmark paper identifying genetic signatures that predict which patients will respond to a life-saving drug for treating congestive heart ...
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President’s Bioethics Commission Report on Genomics and Privacy

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues has just released a statement in which it recognizes that although ...
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Malpractice on Dr. Oz: Pop health expert hosts anti-GM foods rant; Scientists respond

Dr. Mehmet Oz, a popular television celebrity, is a living example of why talk show health and science should never ...
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Wild West of stem cells?

Stem cell therapy remains a brave new world with a spotty ethical and medical track record. Is that starting to ...

Scientists discover new blood-vessel-generating cells

Researchers claim to have discovered stem cells that play a decisive role in new blood vessel growth, paving way for ...

Comparing family history and genetic tests for predicting complex disease risk

In a new theoretical study, 23andMe, the personal genetics company, developed a mathematical model which shows that family history and ...
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Are politics holding back animal engineers?

When she saw the trailer for the documentary Genetic Roulette, Alison Van Eenennaam wanted to laugh, then cry. The film ...
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Geneticists take on Dr. Oz’s anti-science attack on GM foods

In a recent program, the Dr. Oz Show aired graphic images of tumor-riddled laboratory rats and charts implying associations with ...
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Developing stem cell model for Gaucher disease and neurodegenerative conditions

A new method of using adult stem cells as a model for the hereditary condition Gaucher disease could help accelerate ...

Personalized genomic medicine: How much can it really empower patients? – Science Codex

Personalized genomic medicine is hailed as a revolution that will empower patients to take control of their own health care, ...

Study identifies multipotent and unipotent stem cells that contribute to prostate postnatal development

Publication in Nature Cell Biology advanced on line publication: researchers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB identify multipotent and ...

Mystery of nematode pest-resistant soybeans cracked

For 50 years, the world's soybean crop has depended on the use of cyst nematode resistant varieties of beans, but ...