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Are animal traits the result of behavioral epigenetics?

A plant that is unremarkable in one environment becomes an invasive species in another, pushing through house foundations and sprouting ...

DNA construction technology makes genetic engineering cheaper, faster

Sequencing, splicing and expressing DNA may seem to be the quintessence of cutting-edge science—indeed DNA manipulation has revolutionized fields such ...
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Whole-genome sequencing tracks spread of severe intestinal disease in sub-Saharan Africa

The emergence and spread of a particularly virulent and rapidly evolving strain of Salmonella bacteria may have been made worse ...

Study sheds light on bone marrow stem cell therapy for pancreatic recovery

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute have found that a blood vessel-building gene boosts the ability of human bone ...

Statistical method will analyze important, poorly studied areas of human genome

Each year, more and more pieces of the human genome puzzle fall into place, but large holes still remain. Researchers ...
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Study shows epigenetics of adult stem cells influences organ creation

A team led by Manel Esteller, director of the Cancer Epigenetics and Biology Program in the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute ...
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Could hand-made humans may hold the key to saving the world?

I propose that we consider another solution to the problem of climate change that has not been considered before and ...

First large scale trial of whole-genome cancer testing for clinical decision-making

For the first time, researchers have conducted a large trial in which they tested the entire genome of individual breast ...

Could stem cells hold the key to treating traumatic brain injuries?

As part of Rainbow Coral Corp.'s mission to deliver effective new cures for traumatic brain injury, the company is investigating ...

Stem cell-modifying antibodies could be used for regenerative therapies

Stem cell therapeutics firm Medistem and Superview Biotechnology signed a collaboration centered on the use of Medistem’s stem cell lines ...

Plant stem cells: The next generation in skin care technology

Since the dawn of time, humans have stumbled upon various natural ways to keep their skin youthful-looking—even if they didn’t ...

Single gene may hold key to life itself?

"Your IQ depends on a single gene"; "Long life is all in the genes"; "A gene that could explain why ...

The genetics of white finger disease

Vibration-induced white finger disease (VWF) is caused by continued use of vibrating hand held machinery (high frequency vibration >50 Hz), ...
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Chemotherapy may be creating cancer stem cells

Cancer treatments may be creating more dangerous and persistent cancer cells that are resistant to both chemotherapy and radiation. Three ...

Mentally handicapped children may not have inhertited handicap from parents

In children with severe intellectual disabilities genetic causes are very frequent and we have found in more than half of ...

Genetic traces of extinct human species discovered

DNA collected from modern hunter-gatherers -- the Pygmies of Cameroon, the Sandawe and Hadza of Tanzania, and the Khoe-San of ...

Stem cells ‘boost kidney transplants’

“Stem cells beat kidney rejection,” says BBC News. The broadcaster says that an injection of stem cells given alongside a ...

Nutrient in eggs and meat may influence gene expression from infancy to adulthood

Just as women are advised to get plenty of folic acid around the time of conception and throughout early pregnancy, ...
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Association between obesity and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages

It's hardly shocking, but a National Institutes of Health funded study finds that people with a genetic proclivity for obesity ...

Parrot genomics: Genome sequencing of endangered bird

The international open-access journal GigaScience(a BGI and BioMed Central journal) announces the publication of a unique study providing the genome ...
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Zombie alert? Male DNA found in women’s brains might prevent disease

Male DNA found in the brains of women appears to have come from male fetuses they carried when pregnant, and ...

Study shows stem cells may prevent and cure Alzheimer’s

In the first study of its kind, researchers at Korea's leading university and the RNL Bio Stem Cell Technology Institute ...

Researchers plan whole-genome sequencing of hantavirus in public health study

California researchers and public health officials have launched what they describe as a groundbreaking series of studies of a rare ...

Researchers find possible key to regulation of ovarian cancer stem cells

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center have discovered that the micro ribonucleic acid miR-214 plays a critical role in regulating ovarian ...
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Mayo Clinic finds way to weed out problem stem cells, making therapy safer

Mayo Clinic researchers have found a way to detect and eliminate potentially troublemaking stem cells to make stem cell therapy ...
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Reverse aging? Scientists find way to make old muscles young again with proteins and stem cells

It is a dream for everyone as they grow older to turn back the clock and live in a younger ...

Mouse pancreatic stem cells successfully differentiate into insulin producing cells

In a study to investigate how transplanted islet cells can differentiate and mature into insulin-producing pancreatic cells, a team of ...

Study shows steps to isolate stem cells from brain tumors

A new video protocol in Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) details an assay to identify brain tumor initiating stem cells ...