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Genes ‘jump’ from one cell to another in patterned ways

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. While jumping genes may ...
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Years of stem cell research finally bearing medical applications

Angela Zimmermann | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Clinical stem cell applications ...
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Scientists discover potential solution to antibiotic resistant bacteria

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Scientists at Harvard say ...

Fathers’ lifestyle, age affect children’s epigenome

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Autism, bipolar disorder share similar genetic risk factors

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Disruptions in adolescent brain development may signal risk for autism, schizophrenia

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Skin cells reprogrammed into heart and brain cells

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Mass genome sequencing likely best shot for cancer ‘magic bullet’

Patricia Dimond | 
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To fight cancer, researchers propose amping up body’s immune system

Ian Clift | 
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Newly discovered from ‘cellular trash pile’ stem cell plays vital role in fetal development

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African sleeping sickness may be treated with epigenetic modification

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Parasitic infections are particularly ...

Heart disease, neurodevelopmental problems linked to similar genes

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Prenatal smoking exposure effects stick around in genes

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People should shun universal dietary advice for personalized regimens

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. This Thanksgiving, before you ...

Non-invasive genetic screening safer alternative for prenatal tests

Douglas S. Rabin | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Peering into the human ...

Genetic tests makes prenatal health screenings safer, more reliable

Jeffrey S. Buguliskis | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. As one of the ...

Tumors defy Darwinian selection, new research shows

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  New answers may have ...

What challenges does biosimilars manufacturing face?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  With the first U.S ...

Artificial blood vessels may help overcome challenges in organ transplantation

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Using sugar, silicone, and ...

New discovery challenges long-held model of DNA replication

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Newly-discovered gene controls stem cell production

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23andMe works with FDA, bets on science

Patricia Fitzpatrick Dimond | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Last week, privately held ...

Next-generation genome sequencing pushes clinical research

Ian Clift | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  When people talk about ...

Gene causes nearsightedness in bookworm kids

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Scientists at Columbia University ...

Electrical ‘switch’ in cells may keep cancer cells under control

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Artificial blood vessels synthesized to resist clotting

Researchers from ITMO University in Russia say they have developed artificial blood vessels that reportedly are not susceptible to blood ...

Mitochondrial dysfunction may play role in heart failure

While all cells in the body rely on metabolic pathways that take place within the mitochondria, the cells of some ...

CRISPR modifies human T cell genome, offering future AIDS therapy

Investigators from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have developed a new strategy to precisely modify human T cells using CRISPR/Cas9—implications ...