Can genetic tests help you build a better workout?

Can genetic tests help you build a better workout?

Do we really need a test to tell us whether our genes are sabotaging our efforts to get fit? A ...
Stem cell researcher Moriguchi admits to lying about clinical trial

Stem cell researcher Moriguchi admits to lying about clinical trial

Japanese researcher Hisashi Moriguchi in a news conference admitted that he had lied about several circumstances regarding his involvement in ...
DNA test could shed light on royal remains

DNA test could shed light on royal remains

Archaeologists and one hopeful relative are anxiously waiting to see if a skeleton dug up from a hole in a ...
DNA evidence may not be an open and shut case

DNA evidence may not be an open and shut case

The belief that DNA samples mark out individuals like an infallible biological barcode is powerful. But the process of tying ...
Claim of first human stem cell trial unravels

Claim of first human stem cell trial unravels

Claims by a Japanese scientist to have run a clinical trial in which reprogrammed cardiac muscle cells grown from induced ...

Researchers create an animal entirely from stem cells

Biotechnology is getting into some pretty interesting territory these days. The latest breakthrough comes from Kyoto University where research scientists ...
Stem cells show early promise for rare brain disorder

Stem cells show early promise for rare brain disorder

Four young boys with a rare, fatal brain condition have made it through a dangerous ordeal. Scientists have safely transplanted ...
Researchers improve gene therapy technique for children with immune disorder

Researchers improve gene therapy technique for children with immune disorder

By including chemotherapy as a conditioning regimen prior to treatment, researchers have developed a refined gene therapy approach that safely ...
Hormone-producing thyroid grown from embryonic stem cells

Hormone-producing thyroid grown from embryonic stem cells

A series of achievements have stoked excitement about the potential of regenerative medicine, which aims to tackle diseases by replacing ...

Scientists discover that shape matters in DNA nanoparticle therapy

Researchers from Johns Hopkins and Northwestern universities have discovered how to control the shape of nanoparticles that move DNA through ...
Stem cells transplanted in human brain create myelin

Stem cells transplanted in human brain create myelin

Neural stem cells transplanted into the brains of people with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD) can differentiate and begin producing the myelin ...
Race and intelligence

Race and intelligence

There is no more explosive issue in human genetics than the issue of race and IQ. Ron Unz, a leading ...
US panel urges end to secret DNA testing over privacy concerns

US panel urges end to secret DNA testing over privacy concerns

They're called discreet DNA samples, and the Elk Grove, California, genetic-testing company easyDNA says it can handle many kinds, from ...

Scientists believe DNA has half life of more than 500 years

Few researchers have given credence to claims that samples of dinosaur DNA have survived to the present day, but no ...
Stem cell transplants may show promise for MS

Stem cell transplants may show promise for MS

New research suggests that stem cell transplants to treat certain brain and nervous system diseases such as multiple sclerosismay be ...

In first, Indian stem cells sent abroad to treat London patient

In the first case of its kind in the country, stem cells from a 50-year-old woman in Nagpur were donated ...
Was Lamarck right? How epigenetics may work

Was Lamarck right? How epigenetics may work

While no biologist believes that organisms can willfully change their physiology in response to their environment and pass those changes ...
Genoeconomics: To uproar, researches say genetic diversity can predict economic success

Genoeconomics: To uproar, researches say genetic diversity can predict economic success

A yet-to-be-published article in an upcoming issue of the prestigious American Economic Review by two economics professors, peer reviewed by ...
Designing babies to breed out disability?

Designing babies to breed out disability?

We have a moral obligation to have healthier children, an ethicist tells SBS’s Insight. But how far should we go ...

Scientists find missing link between players in the epigenetic code

Over the last two decades, scientists have come to understand that the genetic code held within DNA represents only part ...

Researchers link genetic mutation to psychiatric disease and obesity

McGill researchers have identified a small region in the genome that conclusively plays a role in the development of psychiatric ...

Billion dollar babies of the human genome

The Human Genome Project (HGP) deciphered the entirety of the human genetic code in just over a decade. Though science ...

DNA’s half-life identified using fossil bones

We are used to radioactive substances having a half-life, but DNA? Now a study of bones from extinct birds suggests ...
New DNA findings hold potential for cancer treatment

New DNA findings hold potential for cancer treatment

Six years ago, Boise State University biology professor Greg Hampikian and computer science colleague Tim Andersen announced that they had ...
US scientists aim to make human sperm from stem cells

US scientists aim to make human sperm from stem cells

US researchers say they will redouble their efforts to create human sperm from stem cells following the success of a ...

The genetics of nearsightedness, stretch marks, and motion sickness

What do nearsightedness, stretch marks, and motion sickness have to do with each other? They don’t appear to be genetically ...

Researchers develop new tool for making genetic engineering of microbial circuits reliably predictable

Synthetic biology is the latest and most advanced phase of genetic engineering, holding great promise for helping to solve some ...
Synthesizing life means faster cures, biologist says

Synthesizing life means faster cures, biologist says

A leader in the field of synthetic biology, J. Craig Venter considers himself an optimist, but he can see the ...