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Genetic Profiteering: Scandal of firm ‘hiding vital breast cancer data’

The company that makes the world's biggest-selling gene test for breast and ovarian cancers is refusing to share groundbreaking knowledge ...

Human Apps: Israeli start-up wants to bring creation of life to the people

Technology is a democratizing force, but a digital start-up here in Israel is taking democracy to a new limit; in ...

Brazil marshalls GM mosquitoes to battle deadly dengue fever

The small, sun-scorched neighborhood of Itaberaba in this city in Bahia state is the leading testing ground for a controversial ...

Many complex diseases may simply be side-effects of adaptation

A recent paper identified Dozens of new Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBD) genes, but can they predict disease? The short answer ...

Genetic beauty test claims to predict how fast you’ll age

The test, developed by medical technology expert Professor Christofer Toumazou, uses a sample of your DNA to examine how quickly ...
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Frozen egg banks – A “paradigm shift” for the fertility industry?

Advertising for frozen egg banks has recently kicked into high gear. The spread of large frozen egg banks also see ...

Researchers discover how tiny sugars regulate stem cells

Embryonic stem cells hold great promise as a potential cell-based therapy for a myriad of serious diseases, but there is ...

Stem cell face lift: Does it work?

Doctors and researchers have long said that stem cell therapy has the potential to change the face of human disease ...
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Stem cells show promise for treating infertility in cancer patients

A promising stem-cell-based approach for treating infertility has been successfully demonstrated in non-human primates, as reported in a study published ...
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Center for Genetics and Society escalates attack on life-saving gene therapy

CGS, a "progressive" but uber conservative-minded advocacy group that opposes many medical technology innovations is continuing its campaign against gene ...
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Arthur R. Jensen, who sparked debate about the genetics of IQ, dies

Jensen is most famous for arguing that the gap in intelligence tests between blacks and whites was due to genetic ...

US companies hoard genetic data, European scientists urge greater openness

Using Myriad as Case Study, Paper Urges Europe to Ensure Greater Access to ...GenomeWebNEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The proprietary ...

Genomes project publishes inventory of human genetic variation

The resource built by the 1,000 Genomes Project will shed light on the genetic roots of complex diseases and suggest ...

Researchers sequence individual cancer cells, track their genetic divergence

The ability to sequence 100 human cancer genomes was unthinkable a decade ago, and it is still a remarkable feat ...
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Why I don’t want to know my genome sequence

PLoS Blogs (blog)Why I Don't Want to Know My Genome SequencePLoS Blogs (blog)The quest to know ourselves by our DNA ...

A potential flaw in how the activity of genes is assessed?

A Potential Flaw in How the Activity of Genes Is Assessed?Huffington PostHis laboratory at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research ...
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Can your genes explain sexual orientation?

Advocate.comCan Your Genes Explain Sexual Orientation?Advocate.comSo I think that the 23andMe platform is really conducive to doing research on sensitive ...

Humans are at least 8% virus

In the comments below there is a lot of talk about the worry of transferring gene X from organism 1 ...

Privacy and progress in whole genome sequencing

Privacy and Progress in Whole Genome SequencingJD Supra (press release)Earlier this month the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical ...

Genetics suggest global human expansion

Scientists using DNA sequencing say they've uncovered a previously unknown period when the human population expanded rapidly in prehistory. The ...
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Children and DNA

DNA provides the operating instructions for our cells that influence everything from a person’s hair color to susceptibility to disease ...

How to make stem cells: Nuclear reprogramming moves a step forward

The idea of taking a mature cell and removing its identity (nuclear reprogramming) so that it can then become any ...

Genetic studies may predict criminal tendencies

A law professor believes genetic profiling should be used to identify children who are predisposed to violent criminal behaviors. Law ...

Study finds precious stem cells are assigned ‘Bodyguard’ cells

Hiding deep inside our bone marrow — the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones — are special cells ...

Evolution follows a predictable genetic pattern, Princeton researchers find

Evolution, often perceived as a series of random changes, might in fact be driven by a simple and repeated genetic ...

Are placebo responses genetic?

A study recently published in PLOS one (Catechol-O-Methyltransferase val158met Polymorphism Predicts Placebo Effect in Irritable Bowel Syndrome) purports to have ...

Study reveals genetic causes of a male infertility disorder

Severe spermatogenic failure (SSF) is a genetic condition that causes low sperm count and infertility. New insights into the genetic ...

First human heart cell model developed using induced pluripotent stem cells

Researchers have successfully created a human heart cell model of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), an inherited heart muscle disorder ...