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Researchers plan whole-genome sequencing of hantavirus in public health study

California researchers and public health officials have launched what they describe as a groundbreaking series of studies of a rare ...

Researchers find possible key to regulation of ovarian cancer stem cells

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center have discovered that the micro ribonucleic acid miR-214 plays a critical role in regulating ovarian ...
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Zombie alert? Male DNA found in women’s brains might prevent disease

Male DNA found in the brains of women appears to have come from male fetuses they carried when pregnant, and ...

Race in medicine

Biopolitical Times, an online publication of the Center for Genetics and Society, rekindled the debate over race with a recent ...

Study shows stem cells may prevent and cure Alzheimer’s

In the first study of its kind, researchers at Korea's leading university and the RNL Bio Stem Cell Technology Institute ...

Mouse pancreatic stem cells successfully differentiate into insulin producing cells

In a study to investigate how transplanted islet cells can differentiate and mature into insulin-producing pancreatic cells, a team of ...

Study shows steps to isolate stem cells from brain tumors

A new video protocol in Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) details an assay to identify brain tumor initiating stem cells ...

New GM African cassava resists devastating viruses

Plant scientists at ETH Zurich have developed a new African cassava preferred by consumers and farmers that is resistant to ...

UK: Modern genetics applied to 19th century potatoes

Researchers led by Professor Bruce Fitt, now at the University of Hertfordshire, have used modern DNA techniques on late nineteenth-century ...

Obesity promotes prostate cancer by altering gene regulation

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men and early treatment is usually very successful. However, like ...
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Genome project links breast and ovarian cancers

Scientists announced Sunday that they have finished mapping virtually all of the genetic mutations in breast cancer, an effort that ...

American Medical Association reiterates support for GM technology

The American Medical Association (AMA) released a statement reiterating its position on genetically modified crops. It continues to recognize the ...

Genetically engineered rice: Protection from arsenic?

In an article this week, Consumer Reports is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to set standards for how ...

Human brain atlas, revealing genetic activity in 3D, published online

The first detailed maps of genetic activity in the human brain have been published online by scientists. This freely accessible ...

Genetic mutation may have allowed early humans to migrate throughout Africa

A genetic mutation that occurred thousands of years ago might be the answer to how early humans were able to ...

Researchers engineer novel DNA barcode

Much like the checkout clerk uses a machine that scans the barcodes on packages to identify what customers bought at ...

Marijuana based drug may “turn off” gene that causes breast cancer

The "medical" bit of medical marijuana may be legitimate after all: Turns out a component of cannabis fights cancer, according ...

GM corn could soon be used to make drugs

Genetically modified corn could soon be used to mass-produce the enzymes used in rare-disease therapies, according to new research ...
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Ethics of fetal gene tests

Sequencing the whole genome of a fetus could provide a medical early warning on a previously unknown scale - but ...

Genetic screens—what’s the prognosis?

Sequencing the whole genome could provide a medical early warning on a previously unknown scale – but could it also ...

Diseases of aging map to a few ‘hotspots’ on the human genome

Researchers have long known that individual diseases are associated with genes in specific locations of the genome. Genetics researchers at ...

Prenatal genome sequencing expected to pose challenges to doctors

Geneticists soon will be able to identify an unborn child’s risk of developing chronic diseases later in life and possibly ...
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Using race in medicine

Racial categories are currently ubiquitous in medicine and medical research. How are these categories determined? Is there uniformity from one ...

Tanzania embracing genetic engineering

Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Co-operatives has started using genetic engineering to ‘modify’ seeds and control diseases that inhibit ...
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New gene-therapy approach could improve obesity treatment

Medical researchers at the University of Alberta have found a new way of using gene therapy to treat obesity. The ...
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Cord blood-derived stem cells: New therapeutic option for brain disorders?

Stem cell technology has the potential to revolutionize medicine, but the revolution has been considerably slower than expected. Government restrictions ...

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act passes House of Representatives

The House of Representatives passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2007 on Wednesday, April 25. GINA is expected ...

Research reveals that genetics may play a role in how people behave during a crisis

Many people may wonder how they would react in an emergency situation, one that could involve risking their lives to ...