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Revolutionizing the “Out of Africa” story

Alan Templeton | 
The following is an excerpt. The discovery of the structure of DNA and the subsequent developments in genetics and genomics have had a great impact on ...

Human gene connectome mapped

The following is an excerpt. Scientists at Rockefeller University have created a map of gene “shortcuts” to simplify the hunt for disease-causing ...

Anti-GM activism: Why the bastards never quit

Henry Miller, Robert Macgregor | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Over three trillion servings of foods with GE ingredients have been consumed, and in ...

Synthetic biology pioneers discuss next-gen gene synthesis

The following is an edited excerpt. Synthetic biology has advanced in leaps and bounds in recent years, with innovations ranging from ...
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Gene therapy’s breakout moment

James M. Wilson | 
This could be gene therapy's breakout moment: speculative venture capital investors are realizing the potential of gene therapy and are ...
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Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act under scrutiny

Alex Philippidis | 
In early February, a team of scientists demonstrated that they could use public databases to link genetic data to its ...
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Video: What we’ve learned from the Human Genome Project

Genetic Engineering NewsFeatured Video: What We've Learned from the Human Genome ProjectGenetic Engineering NewsHost Hank Green is a jack of ...

Transgenic salmon prove tough to tackle

Patricia Fitzpatrick Dimond | 
The following is an excerpt. On January 9, the Clatsop County, Oregon Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution asking ...

Epigenetics: promising field delivers

Richard Stein | 
Epigenetics: Promising Field DeliversGenetic Engineering NewsThe fascination with epigenetics stems not only from the profound impact that it has exerted ...

Glybera: The story of gene therapy

James Wilson | 
Glybera (alipogene tiparvovec) made history on November 2 when the European Union approved its marketing application, making the gene therapy the first to ...

Animal models get closer to mimicking humans: Could help with treatment of diseases

Kate Marusina | 
Animal models contribute significantly to our understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying disease pathologies. However, few models predictably translate preclinical findings ...
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Fear mongering about DNA-modified apples hurts farmers, consumers, says GM supporter

Henry Miller, Robert Wager | 
Most people are familiar with the unappetizing browning of apples shortly after they’re cut or bitten into. The good news ...

Stem cell-modifying antibodies could be used for regenerative therapies

Stem cell therapeutics firm Medistem and Superview Biotechnology signed a collaboration centered on the use of Medistem’s stem cell lines ...

NIH funds gene therapy using ultrasound

NIH awarded researchers at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) a $1.7 million grant over four years to progress development of a ...

New genetic risk factors for diabetes discovered

Two large-scale gene association projects have identified a large number of new loci that influence glycemic traits such as blood ...
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Synthetic biology expands beyond bacteria

Synthetic biology is getting a boost. So far, most researchers have designed their synthetic circuits using transcription factors found in ...
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Organ printing from stem cells

Will Wenmiao Shu | 
Tissue engineering is bringing together advances from stem cell biology, microfluidics, robotics, and 3-D cell culture to develop novel products ...

Update on gene therapy

Researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) published proof-of-principle results showing a role for telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) ...

Big promises backed by bad theory: Synthetic biology

Eric Hoffman | 
Synthetic biology is the newest purported cure-all technology for remedying our social, environmental, and public health ills. As many prominent ...
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