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 ...

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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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 ...

Scientific journal launches controversial synthetic biology collection

Today PLOS ONE is happy to announce the launch of the Synthetic Biology Collection, including over 50 papers published in ...
Ethical implications of genetic screening: How far can we go?

Ethical implications of genetic screening: How far can we go?

Julian Savulescu, a professor of ethics at Oxford, has argued that we should be free to design our children's personality ...

NIH funds gene therapy using ultrasound

NIH awarded researchers at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) a $1.7 million grant over four years to progress development of a ...
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Celebrities may be easy clone — through their diets

Mix a cup of whisky and the occasional chocolate bar with brewer’s yeast and let fester. In a few weeks, ...
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Golden Rice, set for debut, will be great source of Vitamin A, study shows

A new study found that Golden Rice is just as good, and even better than supplements and other foods at ...
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Synthetic biology: Mutating the meaning of life? Some critics think ‘yes’

Critics of synthetic biology have long said that the practice should be known as “playing God” and argue that the ...

Scottish people’s DNA study could ‘rewrite nation’s history’

A large scale study of Scottish people's DNA is threatening to "rewrite the nation's history", according to author Alistair Moffat ...

Researchers identify a novel double-stranded DNA structure

Scientists have been proposing a novel form of double-stranded DNA structure since 1996. Referred to as 'S-DNA', it is produced ...
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Behind the hype on stem cells

There's a lot of hype about the potential for stem cells to revolutionise medicine, but the race to innovation shouldn't ...

23andMe makes music from your DNA

Most people don’t go around all day and wonder what secrets might be hidden in their genes. Personal genomics startup ...
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Newton’s Law: If an apple hits you on the head it can rewire your genetic circuitry, creating a savant

Getting smacked in the head is no picnic, as most football players, hockey players, and boxers would attest. Debilitating side ...

As prices for prenatal genome sequencing tests fall, some worry about consequences for families in a real-life ‘Gattaca’

If you could know your unborn child's entire genetic makeup, would you want to? Researchers believe that tests that detail ...

Mitochondrial DNA may hold answer to why women live longer than men

Scientists working on fruit flies say their work provides an answer to the question of why women tend to live ...

Gene discovery could improve treatment for acute myeloid leukemia

Scientists have made a discovery involving mice and humans that could mean that people with acute myeloid leukemia, a usually ...

Controversy over scientists plan to map and make public extended family’s genome

Not as many people around the world cared about the genes of Manuel Corpas and his family as he had ...

Frozen human embryos yield viable stem cells biomedical research

Even after being frozen for 18 years, human embryos can be thawed, grown in the laboratory, and successfully induced to ...

New genetic risk factors for diabetes discovered

Two large-scale gene association projects have identified a large number of new loci that influence glycemic traits such as blood ...

Genetic studies give clues to Tourette Syndrome and OCD

Two new large-scale studies searching for the genetic links to a couple of relatively common psychiatric conditions show how difficult ...

Malaria genome sequencing brings hope

The search for a vaccine against malaria remains high on the global research agenda for many years. The parasites being ...
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