First epigenome in Europe completed

A study led by Manel Esteller, director of the Epigenetics and Cancer Biology Program at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute ...

Stem cell scientists take hope from first human trials but see long road ahead

Hilton has the distinction of being the first person in the UK to receive a transplant of human embryonic stem ...

Gene therapy approval?

After 20 years of high-profile failure, gene therapy is finally well on its way to clinical approval ...
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U.S. House Democrats defeat sex-selective abortion ban

The House of Representatives voted down a bill Thursday that sought to ban sex-selective abortion, 246-168, according to the Washington ...

Israel in all of US? Research find Jewish links in unusual places

This is not a story of Lost Tribes, but of lost history–the discovery of “Jewish genes” in Hispano Christian populations ...

Stem cell resting state regulation revealed

The growth or production of hematopoietic stem cells (stem cells that give rise to all blood cell types) is known ...
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Bioethics and corruption: What’s the link?

Corruption is not a chapter heading in most bioethics textbooks. But a passionate article in a recent issue of the ...

Variations of a single gene can lead to too much or too little growth, study shows

A gene previously linked to too much growth in patients has now also been linked to growth restriction. Different forms ...

Researchers solve structure of human protein critical for silencing genes

In a study published in the journal Cell on May 24, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) scientists describe the three-dimensional ...

Growth factor in stem cells may spur recovery from multiple sclerosis

A substance in human mesenchymal stem cells that promotes growth appears to spur restoration of nerves and their function in ...
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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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 ...