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Size and stickiness predict stem cell future

The size and consistency of fat-derived stem cells can predict what type of cell they will become—findings that could lead ...

Study finds voter genetics may predict election outcomes

New studies led by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows specific genetic traits may predispose people to ...

Stem cells to optimize match between patient and medication

One of the biggest barriers to the development of new medical therapies is the cost of taking a new drug ...

Could stem cells cure MS?

Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) have become a popular potential therapy for numerous autoimmune and neurological disorders. But while these ...

Stem cells to optimize match between patient and medication

One of the biggest barriers to the development of new medical therapies is the cost of taking a new drug ...
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Radical life extension is already here, but we’re doing it wrong

Over the past twenty years, biologists have begun to set their sights on the aging process itself, in part by ...

Rapid DNA sequencing may soon be routine part of each patient’s medical record

Rapid DNA sequencing may soon become a routine part of each individual's medical record, providing enormous information previously sequestered in ...
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Mechanical properties of stem cells can foretell what they will become

To become better healers, tissue engineering need a timely and reliable way to obtain enough raw materials: cells that either ...
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Scientists deploy genetics in search for bigfoot

Scientists are turning to genetic testing to see if they can prove the existence of the elusive hairy humanoid known ...

Personalized genetic testing not ready says medical group

Getting personalized genetic tests that can pinpoint your risk of developing a number of diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's or ...

Central nervous system stem cells shed light on mechanism that controls cell division

Animals consist of many distinct cell types, all of which originate during development from a single cell: the fertilized egg ...

Delivery system for gene therapy may help treat Arthritis

A DNA-covered submicroscopic bead used to deliver genes or drugs directly into cells to treat disease appears to have therapeutic ...

Does Transhumanism create new social relations?

After a near decade of following the spread of Transhumanism, I finally began a PhD project to find out some ...
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What rights should you have to your own DNA?

Things you own: Your clothes. Your car. Your body parts. Your DNA? A new bill under consideration by the the ...

Placental stem cells with key therapeutic properties can be harvested

Scientists at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) led by Vladimir Serikov, MD, PhD, and Frans Kuypers, PhD, report in ...

Scientists discover marker to identify, attack breast cancer stem cells

Breast cancer stem cells wear a cell surface protein that is part nametag and part bull's eye, identifying them as ...

New technique reveals unseen information in DNA code

Two modifications of cytosine, one of the four bases that make up DNA, look almost the same but mean different ...

New fetal DNA test detects Down syndrome

A simple blood test done on maternal serum early in the first trimester of pregnancy to determine if a baby ...
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California considers DNA privacy law

California lawmakers are weighing a bill aimed at protecting their state's citizens from surreptitious genetic testing but scientists are voicing ...

Seeing color traced back to genetic mutations

Why do we see the colors we do? Some of it goes back to the types of color-absorbing pigments that ...

New drug shows we must overcome taboos about stem-cell research

I'll be the first to admit that stem-cell research, as we typically view it, troubles me in many ways. The ...

New approach to ‘spell checking’ gene sequences

A PhD student from CSIRO and the University of Queensland has found a better way to 'spell check' gene sequences ...
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Decoding synthetic biology

Biology Professor Vincent Martin describes synthetic biology as applying principles of engineering to biology — understanding how different pieces work ...

Do genes really augur your future?

For some people, genes are key to predicting our future health. For others, genes as crystal balls are overhyped. Let's ...

Slew of rare DNA changes following population explosion may hold clues to common diseases

"This is a dramatic example of how recent human history has profoundly shaped patterns of genetic variation," said Joshua Akey, ...

Researchers untangle complex genetic processes underlying breast cancer

Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have begun to unravel the complex processes that cause breast cancer, identifying a ...

Rare DNA mutations raise questions about theories of disease

Rare DNA mutations are so plentiful in the human genome that they make it difficult to precisely identify the genetic ...

The influence of genes on psychological well-being

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