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Genetically engineering ‘ethical’ babies is a moral obligation, says Oxford professor

Professor Julian Savulescu said that creating so-called designer babies could be considered a "moral obligation" as it makes them grow ...

Not all genes are created the same

The map to the right shows the frequencies of HGDP populations on SLC45A2, which is a locus that has been ...
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Unsung heroes behind those big genomics breakthroughs

Sometimes, when scientific research is done right, it may also be completely invisible to the public, who may never know ...

How you vote may be in your genes

Ever wonder why we vote the way we do? Is it the influence of family? Or is it because of ...

Does the State have your child’s DNA?

The Citizens' Council on Health Care released a report in 2009 that raises concerns about the extension of eugenics into ...

Scientists to hunt for lifesaving information buried in cradle-to-grave data collected by doctors and hospitals

A revolution in medical research in Britain is to give academics and the life sciences industry unparalleled access to the ...

Multiple sclerosis patients see hope in Ann romney’s fight about MS using biotech drugs

Ann Romney’s poise as she addresses the Republican National Convention gives hope to 2.5 million multiple sclerosis sufferers, while showing ...

India: Becoming a powerhouse of innovation for neglected diseases and biotech drugs

The BRIC countries -- Brazil, Russia, India, and China -- are playing an increasingly important role in innovation. Their growing ...

Secrets to oldest living family’s longevity: genetics, quality of life and diet play role in Sardinian family’s long life

Researchers searching for clues to the elixir of long-life in these lands have studied these ancient island communities for years ...

Older fathers pass on more new genetic mutations to offspring

Men who become fathers later in life pass on more brand-new genetic mutations to their offspring, a study has found ...

Certain human diseases may have evolutionary epigenetic origins

Ninety-six percent of a chimpanzee's genome is the same as a human's. It's the other 4 percent, and the vast ...

Scientists grow lung cells from patients in lab to test drugs

Researchers have produced lung cells in the lab using stem cells grown from the skin of patients with cystic fibrosis ...
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DNA sleuths cure hospital infections

In one of the nation's most sophisticated hospitals, genome sequencing helped cure a deadly infection that spread through the hospital ...

Eating disorders ‘may be genetic’

In a new study, researchers have uncovered fresh evidence of a genetic predisposition to eating disorders that is passed on ...
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U.S. Appeals Court: Government can fund stem cell research

A three-judge panel at the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia refused to order the Obama ...

Blood cells coaxed back into stem cell state

Johns Hopkins scientists have developed a reliable method to restore blood cells into a primitive stem cell state from which ...

Volumise your face using your own stem cells

In your 20s, you may be crabby about a full, fat face and how it makes you look portly in ...

A GPS in your DNA

While your DNA is unique, it also tells the tale of your family line. It carries the genetic history of ...

Synthetic future: Harvard Medical School professor leads effort to streamline biological engineering

If the field of synthetic biology lives up to its promise, says Harvard Medical School Professor Pamela Silver, cheap, fast ...

Low oxygen boosts stem cell survival in muscular dystrophy therapy

Controlling the amount of oxygen that stem cells are exposed to can significantly increase the effectiveness of a procedure meant ...

DNA deletions promote cancer, collateral damage makes it vulnerable

Genomic deletions promote cancer by carving up or eliminating tumor-suppressor genes, but now scientists report in the journal Nature that ...
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Stem cell trial for Autism launches in U.S.

Families with autistic children must navigate a condition where questions outnumber the answers, and therapies remain sparse and largely ineffective ...

What your neural stem cells aren’t telling you

In 2000, a team of neuroscientists put an unusual idea to the test. Stress and depression, they knew, made neurons ...

Stem cell therapy for Autism to be tested in first trial

Researchers are recruiting autistic children for a study that will test whether injecting stem cells banked from their umbilical cords ...

Stem cell therapy shows promise in repairing stress urinary incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can occur due to sneezing, coughing, exercising or even laughing and happens because the pelvic floor ...

Gene therapy applied to peripheral arterial disease

Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) gene therapy could be used to treat patients with severe peripheral arterial disease (PAD), suggest results ...
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Public benefits of whole genome sequencing

Rapid advances in genomic sequencing technologies are making the possibility of reliable and affordable whole genome sequencing (WGS) a reality ...

Finnish biobank project receives EU funding

The University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital have received funding for the establishment of a joint biobank from ...