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 ...

New genomics study shows ancestry could help solve disease riddles

Explosive advancement in human genome sequencing opens new possibilities for identifying the genetic roots of certain diseases and finding cures ...

Three-parent fertility method could remove gene defects

Biologists in Oregon report they've produced early-stage human embryos with genes from three parents, a new method that some day ...
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World’s first stem cell therapy trial to regrow breast tissues

A new step has been taken towards the development of a technique, which will allow the possibility of reconstructing breasts ...
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Political incorrectness alert: Genes and hormones likely influence women’s votes

CNN has been widely ridiculed this week for posting and quickly taking down a story about new research regarding how ...
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Eugenics reconsidered

Eugenics was embraced and even promoted by progressives 100 years ago as a tool to make the world a better ...

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 ...
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Craig Venter’s vision to print life, generate vaccines

Craig Venter imagines a future where you can download software, print a vaccine and inject it at home, contagion averted ...
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New gene therapy method replaces mitochondrial DNA, study says

Scientists have demonstrated a new type of gene therapy that would – in principle – allow mothers to avoid saddling ...

Gene mutation identifies colorectal cancer patients who live longer with aspirin therapy

Aspirin therapy can extend the life of colorectal cancer patients whose tumors carry a mutation in a key gene, but ...

Genome hunters go after martian DNA

Two high-profile entrepreneurs say they want to put a DNA sequencing machine on the surface of Mars in a bid ...

Could genetic diseases be cured in the womb?

Efforts to develop a working gene therapy for certain inherited diseases have reached a milestone with a new method for ...
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Test your DNA for diseases: No doctor required

When Anne Wojcicki’s son was a baby, she ran a swab across the inside of his cheek, collecting DNA to ...
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Stem cells implanted into patient with dry macular degeneration

Stem cells have become the corner stone of research into providing revolutionary treatments for dry macular degeneration. Continuing its Phase ...
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Banking on future health using dental stem cells

Deepak Ghaisas is targeting opportunities in the health management space by ensuring that children as young as six-eight years old ...

Eugenics 2012: Genetically engineering babies a moral obligation?

Both eugenics and social Darwinism had their moments in their sun, the optimistic goal of progressive techno-elites 100 years ago ...
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Scientists cracking the epigenetic code

A team of researchers at The Australian National University is one step closer to better understanding how organisms function after ...

Study questions feasibility of entire genome sequencing in minutes

The claim that nanopore technology is on the verge of making DNA analysis so fast and cheap that a person's ...

Genetic tests unlikely to help improve drug treatment for depression, according to new cohort study

There has been a lot of discussion over recent years about the ways in which genetic testing may help make ...
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Using stem cells to regenerate cartilage

A team of Malaysian doctors achieved success and gained international attention by being innovative, passionate – and a little bit ...

Researchers unravel the first epigenomes of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Researchers of the University of Oviedo have contributed to decipher the first epigenomes of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Professor of Biochemistry ...

Insights into rare immune cells that keep blood stem cells in a youthful state may lead to better treatments

Hiding deep inside the bone marrow are special cells. They wait patiently for the hour of need, at which point ...
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Geneticists developing hens resistant to flu deadly to humans

Research scientists at Australia's national science research agency are using a technique called gene silencing to “switch off” virus genes ...
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Stem cell study may help to unravel how genetic mutation leads to Parkinson’s symptoms

By reprogramming skin cells from Parkinson's disease patients with a known genetic mutation, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological ...
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Hip disorder cured using stem cells

A multi-specialty hospital here has successfully used stem cells to cure a hip joint disorder, relieving affected patients from expensive ...

Gene therapy as a cure for fatal bone diseases in children?

This article detailed current research about how, although low bone density and osteoporosis is quite prevalent in the public eye, ...

Small California stem cell research brings riches by tapping into to state funds

StemCells Inc. has had rather a charmed relationship with California's publicly funded stem cell program, with some $40 million in ...

Genes and immune system shaped by childhood poverty, stress

A University of British Columbia and Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) study has revealed that childhood poverty, stress ...