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Experts: Patients should have right to control genomic health information

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. May 9, 2013 — Doctors should not have the right or responsibility ...

Biological basis of mental illness challenged

The following is an editorial summary of a longer story. This blog post combines two competing views on the nature ...

Creepy or cool? Portraits derived from DNA in hair and gum found in public places

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. It started with hair. Donning a pair of rubber gloves, Heather Dewey-Hagborg collected ...

How do identical twins develop different personalities?

The following is an excerpt. Find a link to the full story below. Despite having the same genetic makeup, identical ...
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What role will genetics play in a biology-based approach to psychiatry?

Calls for a biology-based psychiatry are growing louder, but how will genetics fit into this puzzle? ...

Silk and cellulose can be used in stem cell cartilage repair

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Find a link to the full story below. Over 20 million ...

Somatic mutation links port-wine birthmarks, SWS, and melanoma of the eye

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Find a link to the full story below. Researchers have identified ...

Protein complex mutated in about 20% of all cancers

The following is an excerpt of a longer piece. You can find a link to full story below. Researchers identified ...

The ‘golden age’ of genetics that wasn’t

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Find a link to the full story below. The media marked ...

“Dorian Gray” gene delays onset of aging

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Find a link to the full story below. American researchers found ...

Relax: It’s good for your genes

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Find a link to the full story below. While it might ...
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Head for numbers? Brain anatomy best predictor of math aptitude

Children who are good at math may literally have a brain for numbers. New research indicates that the physical structure ...

Biological secrets of the criminal mind

The following is an excerpt. What is science revealing about the nature of the criminal mind? Adrian Raine, a professor ...

Improved DNA sequencing helps leukemia treatments

The following is an excerpt. ST. LOUIS – Doctors can now view patients’ leukemia from the equivalent of a helicopter ...

Israel Police skirt law, create migrant DNA database

The following is an excerpt. Police have been collecting for over a year now the DNA of African migrants who cross into ...

Sixty years of a (flawed) DNA worldview

The following is an excerpt. The popular notion of the double helix being the main and the only player in ...

Turning off cancer’s “master regulator”

The following is an excerpt. Researchers have identified a gene that, when repressed in tumor cells, puts a halt to ...

A new way to create genetically modified mice to model human disease

The following is an excerpt. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Whitehead Institute Founding Member Rudolf Jaenisch, who helped transform the study of genetics ...
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The evolution of prenatal disease

Scientists have begun to tease apart the interactions between evolution, genetics, disease, and pregnancy ...

Genomes provide clues for treating leukemia, endometrial cancers

This is an edited excerpt. Efforts to sequence the human genome have revealed genetic risk for disease, and taught us ...

What big data can tell you about your genome

Faster and cheaper computing power and software has meant that decoding work on the human genome, which took months of ...

Participants in Personal Genome Project identified by privacy experts

This is an edited excerpt. In 2006, the Personal Genome Project (PGP) was launched to collect genomic information from 100,000 ...
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Cancers united by common genetic patterns

Evidence grows that cancers are best defined by their genetic fingerprints, not their organ of origin ...

Genetic mutation linked with typical form of migraine

The following is an excerpt. A UC San Francisco-led research team has identified a genetic mutation that is strongly associated ...

Even if gene therapy does work, how will a stretched NHS foot the bill?

The following is an excerpt. Gene therapy is one of those medical "breakthroughs" that has unfortunately failed to live up ...

Genetics helps determine where the H7N9 bird flu came from

The following is an excerpt. The new H7N9 bird flu strain continues to spread across China. Currently, more than 120 ...
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Gene therapy combats heart failure, provides renewed hope for genetic medicine

A new treatment offers hope for patients suffering heart failure, and also for scientists who would like to see gene ...

The Human Genome Project: How it changed biology forever

The following is an excerpt. It was like God’s own jigsaw puzzle. Built up over evolutionary eons, it featured 46 ...