Genes for breast size found

Researchers have identified seven genetic markers linked with a woman's breast size, according to a new study. While it's was ...

A community’s twist on genetic tests

In Williamsburg, a bustling Brooklyn enclave across the East River from Manhattan, a sect of ultra-Orthodox Jews dresses in garb ...
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A topically applied skin lotion that modifies your genes

Future genetic therapy could be as simple as applying a topical lotion, with nanoscale compounds soaking through your epidermis to ...

Rewiring DNA circuitry could help treat asthma

Reprogramming asthma-promoting immune cells in mice diminishes airway damage and inflammation, and could potentially lead to new treatments for people ...
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Genetic weakness to cancer found to be reversible

The cause and effect relationships between these mechanisms are easier to delineate than the cellular action of either carcinogens or ...
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The genetic legacy of “Jewish Catholics”

At the time of the expulsion of 1492, Sephardi Jewry comprised the vast majority of world Jewry, totaling about 400,000 ...

More genes pegged to Osteoarthritis

A large genome-wide association study has identified eight new loci that confer susceptibility to osteoarthritis, researchers reported ...
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The black is a better athlete?

Michael Johnson, the 4-time Olympic Gold Medal winning sprinter, is standing by his assertion that black athletes have a "speed ...

Transgenic technique to ‘eliminate’ a specific neural circuit of the brain in primates

In the brains of humans and non-human primates, over 100 billion nerve cells build up complicated neural circuits and produce ...

Scientists tie DNA repair to key cell signaling network

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have found a surprising connection between a key DNA-repair process and a ...

Common diabetes drug promotes development of brain stem cells

Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have found that metformin, a drug commonly used to treat Type II ...
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Cancer, data and the fallacy of the $1000 genome

Here’s Mark’s key message: The time of the $1000 genome meme is over. It served us well for years – ...
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Organ printing from stem cells

Tissue engineering is bringing together advances from stem cell biology, microfluidics, robotics, and 3-D cell culture to develop novel products ...

Update on gene therapy

Researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) published proof-of-principle results showing a role for telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) ...

Stem cells may cure liver failure

A way to revive failed livers through stem cells could be available within the next few years as clinical tests ...

Regulation of telomerase in stem cells and cancer cells

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg have gained important insights for stem cell research ...
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Genetic screening of embryos to be allowed

The Swiss government has agreed that embryos created via in vitro fertilisation (IVF) can, under strict conditions, be screened for ...

Genetic variant is linked to obesity and insulin resistance

A large study in people at risk of diabetes has found a direct association between the presence of a small ...

Stem cells can beat back diabetes

University of British Columbia scientists, in collaboration with an industry partner, have successfully reversed diabetes in mice using stem cells, ...

Targeted gene therapy enhances treatment for Pompe disease

Gene therapy to replace the protein missing in Pompe disease can be effective if the patient's immune system does not ...

FDA critical of stem-cell firm

The Sugar Land company involved in Gov. Rick Perry's unlicensed adult stem-cell procedure is rife with basic manufacturing problems, according ...
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Researcher hunts for sickle cell anemia cure with gene targeting, stem cells

Halfway around the world in India, Sivaprakash Ramalingam had heard of Johns Hopkins researchers using a promising new technique for ...
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Genetic breakthrough could spell end to supermarket tomatoes that taste like mush

A new discovery from partners at UC Davis and Cornell University reveals that the same genes that account for the ...
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Can GMOs save us from climate change?

Malnutrition and starvation are problems that occur all over the world, primarily in developing countries. In coming years, as climate ...
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First farmers: 7,000 year old caveman bones found

Spanish researchers have discovered the complete mitochondrial DNA of an individual that lived 7000 years ago. This discovery is the ...

New cancer stem cell mechanism identified

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have uncovered a link between two genes which shows how stem cells could ...

Fetal tests spur legal battle

Genetic tests that analyze fetal DNA from a pregnant woman's blood are arriving in a rush, but the commercialization of ...

Genetic discovery could make more tomatoes taste like heirlooms

Genetic modification of food has happened for thousands of year. Tomatoes would still be the size of your thumb without ...