DNA transfer in human eggs prevents disease

The following is an excerpt. Scientists have for the first time transferred DNA between human eggs. The success at Newcastle ...

The key to female longevity is in the genes

The following is an excerpt. Across countries and species, females live longer than males. It’s true in Canada, where a ...
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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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The DNA data deluge

Computing, not sequencing, is now the limiting factor when it comes to genomics research ...
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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 ...

Iceland denies DNA data mining of country’s genealogical records

The following is an excerpt. deCODE Genetics, the company known for mining the DNA of Iceland's population to find links ...
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Privacy and our genes: Is deCode’s DNA project ‘Big Brother’ or the gateway to a healthier future?

The massive collection of data that has resulted from genetic technology raising questions about who gets to control genetic information ...
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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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Japan reconsiders chimeric experiments

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

The number of genomes in research databases is growing -- how long will it be before that information gets out? ...
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The erosion of genetic privacy

For years now, a steady stream of research has eroded scientists’ faith that DNA can be held anonymously. Not so ...
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Faroe Islands aim to sequence genes of entire country

The Health Ministry of the Faroe Islands plans to sequence the genomes of every interested citizen ...
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Does success in college involve having the right genes?

Recent attempts to link genetics to academic achievement are weak at best, and the media has been overstating the case ...
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Gene patent ruling: Cause for celebration and criticism

The US Supreme Court rule against "natural" gene patents was hailed as a victory for patients everywhere. But closer inspection ...
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Police DNA databases grow in wake of Supreme Court ruling

A growing number of local law enforcement agencies across the country have moved into what had previously been the domain ...
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Supreme court limits gene patents in mixed ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court has restricted the ability of companies to patent human genetic sequences ...

Persistant RNA linked to mental disorders

The following is an excerpt. How do the faulty brain circuits involved in mental disorders such as autism or retardation ...
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Scientists identify mutations associated with intelligence for first time

In the first study of its kind that has generated a reproducible result, researchers report on ten variations in DNA ...

Genetic testing to predict risk of tooth loss

The following is an edited excerpt.  In a new study published online in the Journal of Dental Research, Dr. William Giannobile, ...
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Geneticists push for global data-sharing

69 institutions in 13 countries are working to enable the free flow of information in genomic medicine ...
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The genetic fountain of youth?

Nir Barzilai at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine has spent more than twenty years trying to pinpoint the genes ...
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The complexity of cancer genetics

To develop cancer-specific drugs, we need to distinguish cancer cells from healthy cells -- but it’s not so easy ...

Anti-malaria vaccine developed in Japan

The following is an edited excerpt. A team of Japanese researchers say they have developed a vaccine that cuts the ...
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Centenarian genetics: The search for longevity-enhancing biotech

People who live past age 100 develop diseases at much later ages than the rest of us. Scientists are working ...

Gene delivery via magnetic nanoparticles

The following is an excerpt. Stent angioplasty saves lives, but there often are side effects and complications related to the ...

Angelina Jolie inadvertently highlights key question of gene patents

The following is an excerpt. Angelina Jolie's recent double mastectomy was obviously a very radical decision. It is unusual for ...

Fetal programming: Mom’s weight changes baby’s genes

The following is an excerpt. Of the many powers mothers wield, few are more extraordinary than the power to nudge ...

California: Conflicts come to light at stem cell institute

The following is an excerpt. With a new chairman, Jonathan Thomas, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine claims it has turned a page. Thomas ...