Stem cells can beat back diabetes

University of British Columbia scientists, in collaboration with an industry partner, have successfully reversed diabetes in mice using stem cells, ...

Targeted gene therapy enhances treatment for Pompe disease

Gene therapy to replace the protein missing in Pompe disease can be effective if the patient's immune system does not ...
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Researcher hunts for sickle cell anemia cure with gene targeting, stem cells

Halfway around the world in India, Sivaprakash Ramalingam had heard of Johns Hopkins researchers using a promising new technique for ...
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Europe, a regulatory nightmare for direct-to-consumer genetic testing?

DTC genetic testing comes in many forms, such as carrier tests for genetic disease, ancestry tests, and nutrigenomic tests. At ...

Newcastle genetic experts develop new test for Noonan Syndrome

GENETIC experts in the North East have developed a pioneering test that will improve the speed of diagnosis for an ...
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Human model of Huntington’s disease created from skin’s stem cells

An international consortium of Huntington’s disease experts, including several from the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at ...
Stem cells may help reverse diabetes

Stem cells may help reverse diabetes

In a new study, researchers have successfully reversed diabetes in mice using stem cells, thereby paving the way for a ...

Advances in genetic testing allow for more personalized medical treatments

"Without question, man's knowledge of man is undergoing the greatest revolution since Leonardo. In many ways personalized medicine is already ...

Transgenic technique ‘eliminates’ a specific neural circuit in brain of primates

In the brains of humans and non-human primates, over 100 billion nerve cells build up complicated neural circuits and produce ...

Genetic heart diseases may be responsible for unexplained stillbirths

Genetic researchers have made an important step towards resolving the mystery of the causes of intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD), or ...

Manipulating chromatin loops to regulate genes may offer future treatments for blood diseases

In exploring how proteins interact with crucial DNA sequences to regulate gene activity, researchers have shed light on key biological ...

Researchers say Parkinson’s cure may lie in the human nose – USA Today

University of Louisville researchers hoping to find a cure for Parkinson's disease have discovered an unlikely potential treatment — stem ...
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Part 1: GMOs: Gene transfer is neither unnatural nor dangerous

Anti-agricultural biotech NGOs and activists raise a common and familiar set of fears in the campaign to get biotech foods ...

GE food labeling rejected by American Medical Association

The American Medical Association House of Delegates adopted a formal statement in opposition to the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered, ...

Scots-US tie-up on stem cells

Scientists in Scotland and California are to collaborate on medical research that could give new hope to millions with life-threatening ...

Europe tackles ethics of biobanks

Collections of human biological samples used in medical research should be governed by clear rules that safeguard ethics while advancing ...
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American Medical Association comes out against GMO labeling

On June 19, the American Medical Association adopted a policy statement that says “there is no scientific justification for special ...

Women have higher genetic risk of Alzheimer’s

A major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease – the E4 variant of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene -- manifests ...

Company gets OK from New Zealand for stem-cell therapy

Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. has received approval for its stem-cell therapy drug in New Zealand, the second country to approve the ...

Midwest patient receives successful stem cell transplant to cure sickle cell disease

Chicagoan Ieshea Thomas is the first Midwest patient to receive a successful stem cell transplant to cure her sickle cell ...

Chemists use nanopores to detect DNA damage

Scientists worldwide are racing to sequence DNA -- decipher genetic blueprints -- faster and cheaper than ever by passing strands ...

European geneticists condemn use of testing to establish ‘racial purity’

The use of genetic testing to establish racial origins for political purposes is not only scientifically foolish, but also unethical ...

Genetic testing of far-right Hungarian politician provokes an uproar

If you think running for office in the United States is rigorous, then you haven't met Hungary's far-right Jobbik party ...
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Scientists make breakthrough with retinal tissues from stem cells

A research team said it has produced stratified retinal tissues from human embryonic stem cells for the first time in ...

Researchers urge EU not to cut stem cell funding

Leading scientists, biomedical research bodies and patient groups urged the European Parliament on Friday to maintain vital European Union funding ...
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Genetic purity tests for politicians?

Genetic ancestry tests can, and are, being misused in Europe to prove "racial stock." ...

Human microbiome project provides census of thousands of microbes that live in and on us

It was a major feat when more than a decade ago, scientists deciphered the first human genome, containing 22,000 or ...

Combating crop diseases

Fusarium graminearum is a notorious fungus that infects major crops, such as wheat, barley and corn, causing significant economic hardship ...