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Do liars really have different brains?

As biology has advanced, it’s become increasingly clear that the environment and yes, even choice, have a remarkable impact on ...

The epigenome of newborns and centenarians is different

What happens in our cells after one hundred years? What is the difference at the molecular level between a newborn ...

Eatings disorders linked to genes

There should be no guilt or shame with an eating disorder. These feelings are common. But new research tells us ...

Ready or not, genomics is coming to hospitals

This year, at a faster pace than many industry insiders anticipated, we're seeing genomics enter the world of real-life care ...

Gene therapy paves way for new cancer treatment

Gene therapy has been proven effective in inhibiting breast tumor growth in mice, marking a new pathway for cancer treatment, ...

Stem cells used to repair damaged eyes in world-first Aussie trial

A medical breakthrough by Australian scientists has shown how sheets of stem cells grown on contact lenses can repair damaged ...
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Stem cells converted to human bones

Scientists have grown human bone from stem cells in a laboratory, paving the way for patients to have bro-ken bones ...

Genetic screening of unborn babies ‘may be inaccurate’, says genetic watchdog Council for Responsible Genetics

New tests for genetic screening of unborn babies will not be 100 per cent accurate and may scare parents into ...

Patients nix genetic tests due to cost, says study

Pennsylvania researchers have discovered that a sizable percentage of patients potentially at risk for cancer would turn down testing to ...

Mechanism that maintains stem cells readiness identified

An immune-system receptor plays an unexpected but crucially important role in keeping stem cells from differentiating and in helping blood ...

Stem cells market – Is the government holding it back?

Stem cell research is very dynamic with research trends, focus, and approaches evolving rapidly - but increased government restrictions on ...

Nature, nurture or neither? Epigenetics is the new twist in an age-old argument

It is a shibboleth of family life – that every individual is the product of their genes and environment, the ...

Genetic screening of unborn babies ‘may not be 100 pc accurate’

New tests for genetic screening of unborn babies will not be 100 per cent accurate and may scare parents into ...

Japan team create liver from stem cells

Japanese researchers have created a functioning human liver from stemcells, a report said Friday, raising hopes for the manufacture of ...
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How do you live knowing you might have an alzheimer’s gene?

Though as much as 99 percent of all Alzheimer’s cases are not a result of a known genetic mutation, researchers ...
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Can genes accurately predict human health?

One of the most controversial aspects of the genetic screening revolution is the proliferation of gene tests by such organizations ...
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Scientist knocks view of genes as “blueprints” for development

The report that sequencing of a fetal genome demonstrates that we have a crude "blueprint" for adulthood has spawned the ...

Baby’s genome deciphered prenatally from parents’ lab tests

Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of a baby in the womb without tapping its protective fluid sac. This non-invasive ...

Noninvasive genetic test for Down syndrome and Edwards syndrome highly accurate

Using a noninvasive test on maternal blood that deploys a novel biochemical assay and a new algorithm for analysis, scientists ...

Stem cells behind clogged arteries, mouse study reveals

A previously unknown type of stem cell is the culprit behind blocked blood vessels that can lead to heart attack ...

Personalized medicine and the Human Genome Project

It’s nearly a decade since the completion of the Human Genome Project, (1) which aimed to sequence the complete human ...

Stem cell research finds new answers

U of C professors Derrick Rancourt and Roman Krawetz have developed a bioreactor that produces stem cells efficiently. Rancourt and ...
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DNA blueprint for fetus built using tests of parents

For the first time, researchers at the University of Washington have determined almost the complete genome of a fetus, using ...
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Artificial DNA copies just like the real thing

The language of life is about to expand its vocabulary. An international team of researchers discovered that the body's copying ...
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Study: ‘Smart bomb’ drug attacks breast cancer

A new kind of medicine to fight breast cancer is emerging: a drug combination designed to act like a smart ...

Some stem cells can trigger tumors

Stem cells often used in reconstructive surgery following mastectomies and other cancer-removal treatments may pose a danger: Cornell biomedical scientists ...

Screening new drugs with stem cells

Mass producing stem cells to screen drugs and study the progress of disease is not the sexier side of the ...

First epigenome in Europe completed

A study led by Manel Esteller, director of the Epigenetics and Cancer Biology Program at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute ...