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Mentally handicapped children may not have inhertited handicap from parents

In children with severe intellectual disabilities genetic causes are very frequent and we have found in more than half of ...
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Association between obesity and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages

It's hardly shocking, but a National Institutes of Health funded study finds that people with a genetic proclivity for obesity ...

Genetic traces of extinct human species discovered

DNA collected from modern hunter-gatherers -- the Pygmies of Cameroon, the Sandawe and Hadza of Tanzania, and the Khoe-San of ...

Stem cells ‘boost kidney transplants’

“Stem cells beat kidney rejection,” says BBC News. The broadcaster says that an injection of stem cells given alongside a ...

Nutrient in eggs and meat may influence gene expression from infancy to adulthood

Just as women are advised to get plenty of folic acid around the time of conception and throughout early pregnancy, ...

Parrot genomics: Genome sequencing of endangered bird

The international open-access journal GigaScience(a BGI and BioMed Central journal) announces the publication of a unique study providing the genome ...
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Zombie alert? Male DNA found in women’s brains might prevent disease

Male DNA found in the brains of women appears to have come from male fetuses they carried when pregnant, and ...

Study shows stem cells may prevent and cure Alzheimer’s

In the first study of its kind, researchers at Korea's leading university and the RNL Bio Stem Cell Technology Institute ...

Researchers plan whole-genome sequencing of hantavirus in public health study

California researchers and public health officials have launched what they describe as a groundbreaking series of studies of a rare ...

Researchers find possible key to regulation of ovarian cancer stem cells

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center have discovered that the micro ribonucleic acid miR-214 plays a critical role in regulating ovarian ...
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Mayo Clinic finds way to weed out problem stem cells, making therapy safer

Mayo Clinic researchers have found a way to detect and eliminate potentially troublemaking stem cells to make stem cell therapy ...
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Reverse aging? Scientists find way to make old muscles young again with proteins and stem cells

It is a dream for everyone as they grow older to turn back the clock and live in a younger ...

Mouse pancreatic stem cells successfully differentiate into insulin producing cells

In a study to investigate how transplanted islet cells can differentiate and mature into insulin-producing pancreatic cells, a team of ...

Study shows steps to isolate stem cells from brain tumors

A new video protocol in Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) details an assay to identify brain tumor initiating stem cells ...

Lawsuit: Should state allow DNA to prove native Hawaiian ancestry

A man who says he’s at least half Native Hawaiian but doesn't have the records to prove it is suing ...
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Stem cells to shrink wrinkles?

Scientists are working on a new weapon in the war against wrinkles – injecting the patient’s own stem cells to ...

Genomic analysis of E coli shows multiple steps to evolve new trait

Several years ago researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) reported discovering a novel, evolutionary trait in a long-studied population of ...

Obesity promotes prostate cancer by altering gene regulation

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men and early treatment is usually very successful. However, like ...
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Genome project links breast and ovarian cancers

Scientists announced Sunday that they have finished mapping virtually all of the genetic mutations in breast cancer, an effort that ...

Twin study finds genetics role in personality disorders

A Norwegian study of twins expands the role of genetics in the development of a personality disorder, yet cautions that ...

Gene patent case could impact patients, research

Every time a woman is tested for gene mutations linked to significantly higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer, her ...
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Eurogenes Genetic Ancestry Project: There’s something very North Eurasian about Indo-European

Recently we learned that Europeans, especially North Europeans, are actually very North Eurasian genetically (see here). Then, last week, scientists ...

Khoe-San people represent earliest branch off human family tree

The Khoe-San people of southern Africa have been recognised as one of the earliest-formed distinct human genetic groups for several ...

Human brain atlas, revealing genetic activity in 3D, published online

The first detailed maps of genetic activity in the human brain have been published online by scientists. This freely accessible ...

Genetic mutation may have allowed early humans to migrate throughout Africa

A genetic mutation that occurred thousands of years ago might be the answer to how early humans were able to ...

Researchers engineer novel DNA barcode

Much like the checkout clerk uses a machine that scans the barcodes on packages to identify what customers bought at ...

Federal court ponders legality of police DNA collection

Federal appeals court judges aimed tough questions Wednesday at a state lawyer defending California's voter-approved requirement that police take DNA ...

How do cats earn their stripes? It’s all in the DNA

A newly-discovered animal gene may explain how the common housecat comes to have a blotchy or stripey tabby fur pattern ...