Older fathers pass on more new genetic mutations to offspring

Men who become fathers later in life pass on more brand-new genetic mutations to their offspring, a study has found ...

Certain human diseases may have evolutionary epigenetic origins

Ninety-six percent of a chimpanzee's genome is the same as a human's. It's the other 4 percent, and the vast ...
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DNA sleuths cure hospital infections

In one of the nation's most sophisticated hospitals, genome sequencing helped cure a deadly infection that spread through the hospital ...

Eating disorders ‘may be genetic’

In a new study, researchers have uncovered fresh evidence of a genetic predisposition to eating disorders that is passed on ...
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U.S. Appeals Court: Government can fund stem cell research

A three-judge panel at the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia refused to order the Obama ...

Scientists grow lung cells from patients in lab to test drugs

Researchers have produced lung cells in the lab using stem cells grown from the skin of patients with cystic fibrosis ...

Blood cells coaxed back into stem cell state

Johns Hopkins scientists have developed a reliable method to restore blood cells into a primitive stem cell state from which ...

Volumise your face using your own stem cells

In your 20s, you may be crabby about a full, fat face and how it makes you look portly in ...

A GPS in your DNA

While your DNA is unique, it also tells the tale of your family line. It carries the genetic history of ...

Synthetic future: Harvard Medical School professor leads effort to streamline biological engineering

If the field of synthetic biology lives up to its promise, says Harvard Medical School Professor Pamela Silver, cheap, fast ...

Low oxygen boosts stem cell survival in muscular dystrophy therapy

Controlling the amount of oxygen that stem cells are exposed to can significantly increase the effectiveness of a procedure meant ...

DNA deletions promote cancer, collateral damage makes it vulnerable

Genomic deletions promote cancer by carving up or eliminating tumor-suppressor genes, but now scientists report in the journal Nature that ...
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Stem cell trial for Autism launches in U.S.

Families with autistic children must navigate a condition where questions outnumber the answers, and therapies remain sparse and largely ineffective ...

Stem cell therapy for Autism to be tested in first trial

Researchers are recruiting autistic children for a study that will test whether injecting stem cells banked from their umbilical cords ...

Stem cell therapy shows promise in repairing stress urinary incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can occur due to sneezing, coughing, exercising or even laughing and happens because the pelvic floor ...

Gene therapy applied to peripheral arterial disease

Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) gene therapy could be used to treat patients with severe peripheral arterial disease (PAD), suggest results ...
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Public benefits of whole genome sequencing

Rapid advances in genomic sequencing technologies are making the possibility of reliable and affordable whole genome sequencing (WGS) a reality ...

What your neural stem cells aren’t telling you

In 2000, a team of neuroscientists put an unusual idea to the test. Stress and depression, they knew, made neurons ...

Protecting prion protein keeps stem cells young

COULD we stem the tide of ageing by delaying the deterioration of stem cells? A new compound that appears to ...
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Search for Parkinson’s genes turns to online social networking

There's a growing interest in what our genes say about our health. And in recent years, quite a few companies ...
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Book written in DNA code

Scientists have for the first time used DNA to encode the contents of a book. At 53,000 words, and including ...

Research on pain medicines seeks a genetic-trait link

An international research team is launching an ambitious effort to determine whether everyday painkillers like Celebrex and Aleve could be ...

Finnish biobank project receives EU funding

The University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital have received funding for the establishment of a joint biobank from ...
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Dysfunction at FDA threatens medical genetics industry

According to Jon Entine, after a series of stumbles and scandals, the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to oversee the ...

Myriad wins gene patent ruling from US appeals court

A U.S. federal appeals court has once again affirmed the right of Myriad Genetics Inc to patent two genes linked ...

Creating a future of personalized medicine

As a key step toward providing patients with treatments based on their own DNA profiles, the International Genomics Consortium (IGC) ...

Scientists create the first ever book written in DNA code

Scientists have for the first time used DNA to encode the contents of a book. At 53,000 words, and including ...

Man’s best friend points the way in genetics research

Dogs may soon become man's best friend on a level that goes far beyond companionship and loyalty. Researchers report that ...