Albino gorilla inbred, according to genome

The following is an excerpt. Snowflake was a male Western lowland gorilla. He was born in the wild and captured ...

Supreme Court invalidates some gene patents but biotech has moved on

The following is an edited excerpt.  The U.S. Supreme Court decision on June 13, 2013 to uphold patent protections for ...

Reanalysis of cancer genome data weeds out false positives

The following is an excerpt. Some call them the ‘fishy genes’: errors in DNA that seem to be associated with ...

Is genetic testing worth the money?

The following is an edited excerpt. Ten years ago, you could take a test to find genetic links for about ...

Using the human genome to ID viruses

The following is an edited excerpt. Sometimes a concept is simple but the tech behind it is not. This is ...

Q&A: David Altshuler on how to share millions of human genomes

The following is an edited excerpt. To fully understand the role of human genetic variation and its role in disease, ...

Q&A: David Altshuler on how to share millions of human genomes

The following is an edited excerpt. To fully understand the role of human genetic variation and its role in disease, ...

Gene mutation makes cyclist unable to store fat under his skin

The following is an excerpt. Baffled doctors are nothing new to 23-year-old budding Paralympic cyclist Tom Staniford, from Exeter. He has ...

Q&A: David Altshuler on how to share millions of human genomes

The following is an edited excerpt. To fully understand the role of human genetic variation and its role in disease, ...

US companies allow stem cell banking

The following is an excerpt. Stem cells, the precursors to other kinds of cells in the human body, promise near-miracle ...

Shaky science of the gene patent ruling

The following is an edited excerpt.  In a unanimous ruling yesterday, the Supreme Court held that patenting a gene violates Section ...

After gene patent ruling, availability of gene tests could broaden

The following is an excerpt. Almost immediately after the Supreme Court ruled that human genes could not be patented, several laboratories announced ...
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Synthetic blood may introduce a host of complications

The pending arrival of synthetic blood is likely to come with some serious socioeconomic and ethical issues ...

Genomics impact on U.S. economy approaches $1 trillion

The following is an excerpt. Despite a slow economy, business in genomics has boomed and has directly and indirectly boosted ...

Police agencies assemble records of DNA

The following is an excerpt. Slowly, and largely under the radar, a growing number of local law enforcement agencies across ...

Nail stem cells regrow fingertips

The following is an excerpt. Doctors could one day use nail stem cells to treat malformed nails or even amputated ...

Scientists identify stability proteins that maintain telomere length

The following is an edited excerpt. Scientists have functionally dissected the molecular processes that ensure the stability of chromosomes. They ...

Public Health England to launch largest cancer database

The following is an edited excerpt. The world's largest database of cancer patients is being set up in England in ...

Scientists create gene therapy virus that targets the retina

The following is an excerpt. Using mouse eyes as a setting for directed evolution, scientists have created a new version ...
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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 ...

23andMe pushes for growth and names a new executive

The following is an excerpt. Personal genetics company 23andMe has named Andy Page as its president, a newly created executive ...

New book delves into synthetic biology and the origin of life on Earth

The following is an excerpt. What is the origin of life on Earth? What is the future of life in ...

Researches create vast network of genes linked to autism

The following is an excerpt. Here's a game of join the dots. Hundreds of genes have been linked to autism, ...

New algae genome mapped

The following is an excerpt. It's just a tiny thing - a single-celled organism visible only under a microscope - ...

Building a future with synthetic biology

The following is an edited excerpt. The potential magnitude of human intervention is greater today than ever before. Before the ...

Coronavirus patent latest to complicates treatment

The following is an edited excerpt. The outbreak of a novel coronavirus in the Middle East is raising worldwide health ...
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GM foods grow up

Critics of transgenic crops often focus on the seemingly unnatural act of adding something new and alien to a plant's ...
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