University study finds mixed reception of genetic testing

Researchers at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine have found that patients see both benefits and risks from direct-to-consumer ...

Toothless no more- Researchers using stem cells to grow teeth

It may be hard to remember what it was like to lose a tooth as a child, but many adults ...
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Risk and DNA: In search of the money gene

What makes someone want to start a business? That was what the young economist Philipp Koellinger was trying to figure ...
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Will Gattaca come true?

Noninvasive, early fetal tests for sex, paternity and chromosomal conditions will change pregnancy dramatically- and raise tricky ethical questions.A scientist ...
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What is life? Follow the bits

The debate over the definition of life is getting messier and messier, but one of the pioneers on the biochemical ...

Tiny ancient animal club gains a member: Mini-mammoth

There's a new addition to the "tiny ancient animals I'd like to have as a pet" list: a mini-mammoth that ...

Genetic study traces horse domestication to Russia

A genetic study of horses across Eastern Europe and Central Asia has traced the domestication of one of man's most ...

Enzyme corrects more than one million faults in DNA replication

Scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) at the University of Edinburgh have ...

Test-tube’ babies have more birth defects?

Test-tube babies have higher rates of birth defects, and doctors have long wondered: Is it because of certain fertility treatments ...
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Minnesotans weigh pros and cons of breakthrough genetic testing technology

Lynn is a Minneapolis artist, inspired by international science. “I have a real curiosity,” she says, as a string of ...

Newborns with missing spleen – Genetic link identified

A study published online in the May 3 edition of Developmental Cell reveals that researchers at the Weill Cornell Medical ...

Canadian geneticist discovers secret behind the blond-haired Solomon Islanders

The discovery of a gene mutation that gives some Soloman Islanders platinum blond hair has important implications for medicine and ...

Breaking the genome bottleneck

The genomic data generated from next-generation sequencing machines doesn't amount to much more than alphabet soup if it's not subjected ...

Advanced genetic screening method may speed vaccine development

Vaccines remain the best line of defense against deadly pathogens and now Kathryn Sykes and Stephen Johnston, researchers at Arizona ...

Can blood test predict breast cancer risk?

A blood test that spots changes in a specific gene could reveal a woman's risk for breast cancer years before ...

Cloning teeth! Medicine’s next big thing?

Nearly 70 percent of adults age 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth, and by age 74, ...
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Cleveland Clinic to open personalized medicine center

Cleveland Clinic has become the latest to jump into the hot field of personalized medicine, announcing plans to open a ...

European Commission consults on animal cloning in food production

The European Commission (EC) is urging industry players, public bodies and ordinary citizens to take part in its consultation exercise ...
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Genetic literacy poor in primary care

Despite early predictions of huge public demand for direct-to-consumer genetic testing, it’s safe to say personal genetic data isn’t clogging ...

Researcher says stem cell work speeds healing process

One day, a serious fracture might not take months to heal. Instead, with the injection of a putty made of ...

Gene therapy for HIV safe, but effectiveness still unclear

New research shows that gene therapy can have long-lasting effects on the immune cells of HIV patients -- a promising ...

Study reveals dynamic changes in gene regulation in human stem cells

Last year, this team reported recurrent changes in the genomes of human pluripotent stem cells as they are expanded in ...

Adult stem cells saved Peyton Manning’s career and may help you

Adult stem cells saved quarterback Peyton Manning’s career following a neck injury that kept him sidelined for the entire 2011-12 ...

Gene Research Foundation develops DNA activator

Gene Research Foundation, part of Dr Agarwal Hospitals and Manacells, has set a new benchmark in the field of healthcare ...
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Give stem cells ‘A’

Almost halfway through a $600 million state program supporting stem cell research, eight medical schools around New York are reporting ...

Human cloning: Is it possible?

Though human reproductive cloning is still in its infancy, it is believed to have several benefits ...
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Combating depression with green care therapies

One example of a promising but under-studied therapy is "green care" or "care farming," a type of intervention that uses ...

Repairing the heart without using stem cells

When a person suffers a heart attack, scar tissue forms over the damaged areas of the heart, reducing the organ’s ...