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Personalized medicine and the Human Genome Project

It’s nearly a decade since the completion of the Human Genome Project, (1) which aimed to sequence the complete human ...

Researcher to unravel mysteries of hot chile

A graduate student in New Mexico is setting out to unlock the genetics of the state’s signature crop – the ...

Some stem cells can trigger tumors

Stem cells often used in reconstructive surgery following mastectomies and other cancer-removal treatments may pose a danger: Cornell biomedical scientists ...

Screening new drugs with stem cells

Mass producing stem cells to screen drugs and study the progress of disease is not the sexier side of the ...

First epigenome in Europe completed

A study led by Manel Esteller, director of the Epigenetics and Cancer Biology Program at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute ...

Device picks up GM fruit contaminates

The production and commercialization of of genetically modified (GM) crops is still a relatively new technology that was adopted to ...

Stem cell scientists take hope from first human trials but see long road ahead

Hilton has the distinction of being the first person in the UK to receive a transplant of human embryonic stem ...
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23andMe’s first patent on gene variant for Parkinson’s disease raises hopes, hackles

The recent news of 23andMe’s first patent shows how patents on natural genes continue despite the complex legal situation faced ...
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Study: ‘Smart bomb’ drug attacks breast cancer

A new kind of medicine to fight breast cancer is emerging: a drug combination designed to act like a smart ...

Stem cell resting state regulation revealed

The growth or production of hematopoietic stem cells (stem cells that give rise to all blood cell types) is known ...
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Bioethics and corruption: What’s the link?

Corruption is not a chapter heading in most bioethics textbooks. But a passionate article in a recent issue of the ...

Growth factor in stem cells may spur recovery from multiple sclerosis

A substance in human mesenchymal stem cells that promotes growth appears to spur restoration of nerves and their function in ...

Living with Huntington’s disease

Children have a 50-50 chance of inheriting the rare disease from their parents. Kristen Powers told USA TODAY in April ...
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Rainbow papayas: First GM fruit to resist virus- now on sale in Japan

A breakthrough in Japan, which has been historically precautionary about GM foods: “Rainbow” papayas–genetically modified to withstand the deadly ringspot ...
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DNA & ancestry: We all carry “Jewish genes”

This is not a story of Lost Tribes, but of lost history–the discovery of “Jewish genes” in Hispano Christian populations ...
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Aging process attacks stem cells

Stem cells are not invincible and therefore not likely to be the magic wand in the world of medicine, but ...

Labeling of GMOs gains momentum

Despite the facade put in place by Monsanto that virtually all mainstream medical organizations believe there is no difference between ...
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Personalized medicine: Blood tests combined with genome sequencing yield breakthrough therapy

In a remarkable new story, one professor, who sequenced his own genome, found that he was a high risk for ...
Beautiful skin based on your DNA? Austin doctor says yes

Beautiful skin based on your DNA? Austin doctor says yes

Dr. Ruthie Harper will tell you that beautiful skin starts from the inside out, and it's all about your DNA ...

Safeguards against misuse of genetic data urged

Recent scientific progress includes the mapping of the entire human genetic code, or genome, which was completed in 2003, and ...

Stem cell procedure treats bone disease

Doctors at Southampton General Hospital are extracting stem cells from the bone marrow of patients in need of hip repair ...

‘Marry out?’ Some surprising consequences of genetic disease risk among Ashkenazi Jews

Ashkenazi Jews have historically been an endogamous population. Marrying within the group remains important to many Jews because endogamy is ...

Breakthrough in stem cell technology a first in Africa

A team of researchers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the first in Africa to establish ...

Genes culled from desert soils suggest potential medical resource

Despite their ecologic similarity, soils from three geographically distinct areas of the American southwest harbor vastly different collections of small, ...

Researchers use light to switch on gene expression

Imagine being able to control genetic expression by flipping a light switch. Researchers at North Carolina State University are using ...
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GM technology can save crops, forests, endangered animals from scourge of fungal disease

More than 600 million people could be fed each year by halting the spread of fungal diseases in the world's ...

Stem cells take root in drug development

Stem cells have assumed near-mythical status in the popular imagination as a possible cure for every disease under the sun ...

Researchers find a way to delay aging of stem cells

Now, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have uncovered a series of biological events that implicate the stem ...