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DNA tests target Native Americans

The Center for Genetics and Society, which takes an ultra-conservative view of genetic screening and genetic technology, takes a one-sided ...

Personalised medicine and the duty of disclosure

Mind the double bind - personalised medicine and the duty of disclosureLexology (registration)New federal law will ban genetic discrimination by ...

Virus-based gene therapy holds promise for neurological disease

Novel virus-based gene therapy holds promise for Canavan diseaseNews-Medical.netResearch led by Paola Leone, PhD, of the University of Medicine and ...

Personalized medicine’s perverse economics

In pharmacogenetics, genetic typing is used to determine a patient's likely response to drugs, and create a personalized drug regime ...

Genetics will not explain Newtown

Genetics Will Not Explain NewtownHuffington Post (blog)David Kaufman is director of research at the Genetics and Public Policy Center at ...

Can homosexuality be explained by epigenetics?

Is it really true that homosexuality can be explained by epigenetics?io9Is it really true that homosexuality can be explained by ...

Gene therapy extends lives of children with brain disease

Children born with a rare, genetic brain disorder that causes severe atrophy and often leads to death within three years, ...

Medical examiner wants to probe Sandy Hook shooter’s genetics

Connecticut's chief medical examiner said he hopes Adam Lanza's biology will help explain why the Sandy Hook shooter went on a deadly rampage. The ...

Canada: In search of genomic incentives

In a renewed quest for medical breakthroughs, the Canadian government recently committed $67.5-million for research into “personalized medicine.” This bold ...

Breakthrough technique has potential to stop some genetic disorders from being inherited

Today, researchers at the New York Stem Cell Foundation and Columbia University Medical Center announced the success of a new technique to transfer the ...

Can your genes predict when you’ll die?

In Greek myth, the amount of time a person spent on earth was determined at birth by the length of ...
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The (epi)genetics of homosexuality

Although scientists have spent the last few decades scouring our genome for a “gay gene,” a new paper suggests it ...
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Body builders: Making artificial organs from cells

Ready-made organs have been a science fiction fantasy for decades. New “bioartificial” organs, made from plastic that’s seeded with stem ...
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Is there a right time to give consent for genetic testing?

Globe and MailIs there a right time to give consent for genetic testing?Globe and MailFor Chad Sapieha, the choice is ...
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We’ll see human cloning ‘within 50 years’

Telegraph.co.ukHuman cloning 'within 50 years'Telegraph.co.ukSir John Gurdon, whose work cloning frogs in the 1950s and 60s led to the later ...
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Women with unclear BRCA tests choose to have their ovaries removed

Medical DailySome Women Choose to Have Their Ovaries Removed, Despite Inconclusive ...Medical DailyThe study was based on the self-reported responses ...

Scientists create a one-time, universal flu vaccine using genetic engineering

New process to make one-way flu vaccine discoveredScience Daily (press release)Associate Professor Sang-Moo Kang and his collaborators have found a ...
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New fetal genetic test opens a host of ethical questions

ScientistYear of the FetusScientist“This will affect the complexity of genetic counseling tremendously,” said Emily Hardisty, a certified genetic counselor and ...

Canada joins personal genome project

The Personal Genome Project, an initiative to generate DNA sequence from the genomes of the general public, has been around since ...

Restless genes: how the human compulsion to explore is a defining part of human success

What drove us out from Africa and on to the moon and beyond? If an urge to explore rises in us ...

Buyer beware in ancestry testing!

Over at Genomes Unzipped Vincent Plagnol has put up a post, Exaggerations and errors in the promotion of genetic ancestry testing, which to ...

What we know—and don’t know—about the biology of homosexuality

The media was abuzz this week after an international group of researchers proposed that scientists may have been looking for ...

Heart cells turned into ‘biological pacemakers’ with injection of single gene

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute researchers have reprogrammed ordinary heart cells to become exact replicas of highly specialized pacemaker cells by injecting ...
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Scientist uncover clues about the evolution of hands

Fossils show that limbs evolved from fins, and a new study reveals how it may have happened. Spanish scientists injected ...
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What’s more dangerous: biology or synthetic biology?

Slate MagazineWhat's More Dangerous: Biology or Synthetic Biology?Slate MagazineTom Knight got the bug for bioscience while he was a computer ...

Personalized medicine offers glimpse into the future

Personalized medicine offers glimpse into the future - City & Region - The ...Buffalo NewsAndrew M. Cuomo to spur economic ...
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Untested stem cell cosmetics endanger consumers

Nature.comIn The Flesh: The Embedded Dangers of Untested Stem Cell CosmeticsScientific AmericanAbout three months earlier the woman had opted for ...

N.C. considers compensating victims of eugenic sterilizations

The N.C. House will again pursue legislation in 2013 to compensate state residents sterilized decades ago by a state-sanctioned board, ...
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