Personalized medicine for prostate cancer: Promise of the future

Personalized medicine is treatment specific for a patient based on his or her genetic makeup. It doesn’t involve designing a ...

Cancers better at manipulation of host genes than thought

Cancer cells are derived from our very own stock, being based on our very DNA. Yet they are able to ...

DNA isn’t all-powerful: A challenge to personalized cancer care

(Reuters) - The cancer cells were not behaving the way the textbooks say they should. Some of the cells in ...
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DNA may be future goldmine for marketers

In the not-too-distant future, marketers might turn to an unexpected source for clues to everything from vacation preferences to buying ...

Cells from human urine used to make stem cells

Biologists in China have published a study detailing how they transformed common cells found in human urine into neural stem ...

Genomic epidemiology: Tracking superbugs to their source

As concern grows over an increasing risk of deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a budding field of microbial research, ‘genomic epidemiology’, may ...

Parents grapple with delving into their kids’ DNA

This week’s TIME cover story (available to subscribers here) asks a simple question with a complicated answer. Sophisticated DNA testing ...

Researchers eager to create parentless embryos with stem cells

An international fertility conference early next year will teach participants how to create embryos with stem cells. The organisers for ...
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Why aren’t we arguing over stem cells anymore?

I'm sure if I did a deep enough Google search, I'd  find some reference to stem cells coming up during the recent ...
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We don’t know why Ethiopians breathe easy

Most people are aware that altitude imposes constraints on individual performance and function. Much of this is flexible; athletes who ...
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A DNA database in the NHS: the end of privacy?

Governments, police, journalists, employers, insurers and even nosy neighbours would inevitably get access to personal information about medical conditions and ...

National Institute of Public Health: ENCODE project biggest research advance of 2012

1. ENCODEFor sheer scientific shock value this year, nothing beat the prosaically-named ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project. ENCODE, funded by ...

Efficacy of tobacco taxes tied to genes

Tobacco use has declined sharply since the 1960s, but for the past 20 years about 20 percent of the population ...

Homosexuality linked to epigentics

As long as natural selection has been an accepted scientific theory, homosexuality has been a riddle for scientists. If a ...

Amgen buys deCODE: What are the implications for genetic testing customers?

The big biotech news of the day is the $415 million sale of deCODE Genetics to Amgen. Coverage of the ...

Genetic testing helps to preserve Samaritan way of life

Samaritans, who trace their roots back about 2,700 years, are best known for clinging to strict biblical traditions that have ...

Drag-and-drop DNA builds cancer-combating drug

A drug has been developed to combat a lethal brain cancer using a drag-and-drop DNA-self assembly technique. A team from Parabon Nanolabs ...

The benefits of DNA science should be shared across social and class lines

Sharing the benefits of DNA science across social and class lines is one of the next big challenges facing genome ...

Does whole genome sequencing circumvent gene patents?

 What happens when, during the course of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) a patient or research subject, an investigator sequences and analyzes ...
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UK to map genomes of 100,000 people

Government hopes public health programme will revolutionise the treatment and prevention of cancer and other diseasesUp to 100,000 people in ...

Should the FDA regulate DTC genome sequencing?

The Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) gene testing industry has generated a lot of press over the last five or six years. But ...
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Genetically reprogrammed AIDs virus rescues girl from cancer

In the first of its kind experimental treatment, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia used a disabled form of the virus that ...
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DNA evidence shows gypsies came from India

The GuardianDNA Evidence Shows Gypsies Began Their Exodus From India 1500 Years AgoScience 2.0While the Middle East and Caucasus regions ...
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How accurate is 23andMe?

My initial inclination in this post was to discuss a recent ordering snafu which resulted in many of my friends ...

New prenatal genetic test offers parents more answers

Three studies released Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine highlight the use of microarray testing as the latest technology ...

Gene therapy on the mend

Last month, Europe’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use approved a gene therapy for a rare genetic disease, the ...

Expert tours own exome, finds mainly false alarms

When 23andMe offered a few select clients the opportunity to have the protein-encoding portion of their genome sequenced, Gabe Rudy ...

We all have hundreds of DNA flaws

Everyone has on average 400 flaws in their DNA, a UK study suggests. Most are "silent" mutations and do not affect ...
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