How will abortion politics be effected by advent of advanced DNA screening ?

Today, if you’re pregnant with a defective fetus, you won’t know about the problem till you’re well along. At 10 ...
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Rainbow papayas: First GM fruit to resist virus- now on sale in Japan

A breakthrough in Japan, which has been historically precautionary about GM foods: “Rainbow” papayas–genetically modified to withstand the deadly ringspot ...

Should government financed DNA research be practical or theoretical?

Scientific breakthroughs like Jeffreys's exemplify what is known in modern science as "impact". This contentious concept tiptoes along the intersection ...

Patient’s stem cells show promise in treating urinary incontinence

Findings from a multi-center trial led by researchers at Beaumont Hospital may give urologists another minimally invasive treatment option for ...

Expanding the genetic alphabet may be easier than previously thought

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute suggests that the replication process for DNA -- the ...

Living with Huntington’s disease

Children have a 50-50 chance of inheriting the rare disease from their parents. Kristen Powers told USA TODAY in April ...

Chemical exposure ups descendants’ sensitivity to stress

Animals whose ancestors were exposed to an environmental compound generations earlier have been found to developed an increased reaction to ...

Stem cells tested for heart attack repair

Scientists are a step closer to harnessing a technique that “literally mends broken hearts”, according to the Daily Express. The ...

Blood test due for postpartum depression?

A simple blood test soon may be able to predict which new mothers will suffer from postpartum depression, a condition ...
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Stem cells restore sight in India

Chakravarti is among thousands of Indians who lose their sight in chemical accidents each year. Today, some of those people ...
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Aging process attacks stem cells

Stem cells are not invincible and therefore not likely to be the magic wand in the world of medicine, but ...
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Personalized medicine: Blood tests combined with genome sequencing yield breakthrough therapy

In a remarkable new story, one professor, who sequenced his own genome, found that he was a high risk for ...
Beautiful skin based on your DNA? Austin doctor says yes

Beautiful skin based on your DNA? Austin doctor says yes

Dr. Ruthie Harper will tell you that beautiful skin starts from the inside out, and it's all about your DNA ...

Genetics affect odds of quitting smoking

Genetics can help predict whether a person is likely to quit smoking on his or her own or need medication ...

Safeguards against misuse of genetic data urged

Recent scientific progress includes the mapping of the entire human genetic code, or genome, which was completed in 2003, and ...

Stem cell treatment regrows Georgia man’s foot

By the time Dr. Spencer Misner had carved away the dead and diseased flesh from Bobby Rice’s right foot last ...

Drawn to sweets or fats? Blame your genes

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds certain genes may predict a person's food choices ...

The mysterious embryonic stem cell

Stem cells are mysterious. They are cells that make or replenish other cells. For example, when you donate blood, your ...

Philippines to be headquarters of stem cell therapy and research hub of Asia

The much-anticipated opening of the Asian Regenerative Center for Cellular Therapies (ARCCT) will soon be taking stem cell therapy treatment ...

Personhood vs. stem cell research

Recently, it was announced that Republican voters will have the opportunity to vote on a ballot question in the July ...

Is addiction genetic?

Is addiction a moral defect, a mental illness or a party trick gone wrong? Two events, a policy and a ...

Stem cell therapy helps paralysed man walk

For nearly three years, Sundar (26) was waiting to be told that he could to regain control of his bladder ...
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Genes that stunts infants` growth found

Scientists have identified a gene mutation responsible for IMAGe syndrome, a rare disorder that causes stunted growth in babies, a ...

Stem cell procedure treats bone disease

Doctors at Southampton General Hospital are extracting stem cells from the bone marrow of patients in need of hip repair ...

Genes may hold the key to a life of success, study suggests

Genes play a greater role in forming character traits - such as self-control, decision making or sociability - than was ...

‘Marry out?’ Some surprising consequences of genetic disease risk among Ashkenazi Jews

Ashkenazi Jews have historically been an endogamous population. Marrying within the group remains important to many Jews because endogamy is ...

Gene discovery could lead to birth control pill for men

When it comes to birth control, numerous options are available to women to help them regulate their menstrual cycle and ...

Gene screens show Appalachian Mulungeons likely of sub-Saharan ancestry

For years, varied and sometimes wild claims have been made about the origins of a group of dark-skinned Appalachian residents ...