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Shutting down the extra chromosome in Down’s syndrome

Researchers have shut down the third, extra, Down's-syndrome-causing copy of the 21st chromosome in human cells ...
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Curing the disease known as aging

Is aging a process that we simply have to accept as a fact of life or is it something we ...
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Gene therapy for baby born without immune system

Doctors re-engineered a girl's DNA using a ‘reprogrammed virus’ to splice in the vital gene she is missing into her ...
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Spatial skills may be an early sign of creativity

A gift for spatial reasoning—the kind that may inspire a child to dismantle a clock—may be a greater predictor of ...
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Is gene therapy coming of age?

Researchers are promising results from gene therapy trials for the treatment of two different rare diseases ...
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Should we control sex to protect humanity’s future?

The more we know about the nature of reproduction, the more we can control it -- and our own future ...
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Myriad Genetics sues competitors for patent infringement

Myriad genetics is suing two competitors for infringing on patents not covered by the Supreme Court's ruling on human gene ...
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UK joins project to make first synthetic eukaryote

UK researchers join a project to create the first synthetic eukaryote: designer yeast ...
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Ancient bones’ DNA draws a direct line to people living today

A study of mitochondrial DNA reveals the long history of the Native American community in northern British Columbia, Canada ...
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Monsanto wants to help honeybees fight mites with biotech

A new weapon in that fight to save honeybees could be RNA molecules that kill a troublesome parasite by disrupting ...
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Scientists watch DNA development in a growing brain

Researchers have used chemical tracking and genome sequencing to create a time-lapse map of human brains as they develop ...
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New genome sequencing technique produces its first genetically-screened IVF baby

The first IVF baby to screened using an inexpensive and fast genome sequencing procedure has been born in the US ...
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The smallest bacterial genome, in context

Researchers find that a bacteria's tiny genome size is made possible only because its host's genetic code does some of ...
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Pointing to breakthrough, human stem cells used to create tiny new livers

Organ transplant tissues created from stem cells have long been a medical hope. An international research team using human liver ...
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Gene sleuths find how some naturally resist cholera

Researchers found that people of the Ganges Delta have adapted genetically to withstand cholera and arsenic ...
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Building the internet of genes

The global alliance to support secure sharing of genomic and clinical data represents potential for both tremendous good and unknown ...
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Britain moves toward “three-parent” IVF babies

Three-parent IVF could head off inherited mitochondrial disease in babies in Britain ...
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Genomic medicine for astronauts

Personalized genomics could be used to ensure that astronauts are in the best possible condition before they go into the ...
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Neuroscience: Big promises, big problems

Neuroimaging is widely regarded as the key to understanding everything we do -- but is this wrong? ...
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The DNA data deluge

Computing, not sequencing, is now the limiting factor when it comes to genomics research ...
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Coffee in crisis: Transgenics to the rescue?

Central American coffee production is on red alert because of the coffee rust fungus. We need transgenics to create resistant, ...
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Ancient horse genome sequenced: Ancient humans next?

Researchers have assembled a draft of the genome of nearly 700,000-year-old horse. Can they do it for pre-neandertal humans? ...
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The cancer genome in context: of mice and mutations

Researchers push the boundaries of cancer genomics--including making custom mouse models to develop personalized treatments ...
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DNA folding patterns control gene expression

A decade after sequencing the human genome, it's time to tackle the folding of a human’s entire suite of DNA ...
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Listening to the genome: music or noise?

How do we separate the signal from the noise in our "junk"-filled genomes? ...
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DNA tests estimate that Prince William is 0.3 to 0.8 percent Indian

Researchers have found that Prince William, heir to the throne, likely carries a small amount of Indian DNA ...
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The most detailed map of the human brain ever

A new 3D brain map called BigBrain is the most detailed ever constructed, with a resolution so high it can ...
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Japan reconsiders chimeric experiments

Japan is considering relaxing restrictions on the production of chimeric animals for sake of trying to grow viable human organs ...