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Science not yet ready for CRISPR gene-edited babies, US-UK commission concludes

Marilynn Marchione | 
[T]he science [behind gene edited babies] isn't advanced enough to ensure safety, says an international panel of experts who also ...
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Should we be treating Alzheimer’s by targeting the gut before brain symptoms even appear?

[M]isfolded protein build-up in the gut could contribute to the development of Alzheimer's-like symptoms in mice. This could suggest a ...
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Itchy skin? Eczema likely has a genetic component

The itchy, red and cracked skin typical of atopic dermatitis, otherwise known as eczema, is an inflammatory condition which affects up to ...
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Why is type 2 diabetes difficult to diagnose in African Americans?

One of the tests used to diagnose type 2 diabetes and monitor blood sugar control is influenced by 60 genetic ...
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Severe congenital heart disease linked to genetic mutations

The first known identification of two genes responsible for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a severe congenital heart defect, has ...
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Black men at greater risk for prostate cancer, may require earlier, more frequent screening

A new study indicates that higher prostate cancer death rates among black men in the US may be due to ...
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Kawasaki disease: Rare children’s heart condition linked to interplay of fungi and gene mutations

Kawasaki disease (KD) is the mostly common acquired heart disease in children. Untreated, roughly one-quarter of children with KD develop...balloon-like ...
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Breast cancer linked to genetic ‘hotspots’ formerly thought to be harmless

Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered 'hotspots' of mutations in breast cancer genomes, where mutations thought to ...

Many patients diagnosed with a genetic disease may actually have two

Jeannette Jimenez | 
Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, Baylor Genetics, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Texas Children's ...
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Aging: Have scientists identified an RNA ‘smoking gun’?

Aging is a key risk factor for a variety of devastating, chronic diseases, yet the biological factors that influence when ...
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Burn victims may recover quicker with stem cell skin grafts

Allison Mills | 
Full thickness skin grafts are the golden standard for treating burn wounds. But most skin grafts for severe burns require ...

Looking back on ten years of induced pluripotent stem cell research

Wallace Ravven | 
Research and emerging treatments with stem cells today can be traced to a startling discovery 10 years ago when Shinya ...

Our cells use genes from mother’s and father’s DNA differently

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research have characterized how and to what degree our cells utilize ...

Genetics of immune system cancer patients may predict prognosis results

To better understand the immune system's role in the fight against cancer,...researchers have searched thousands of tumors for genetic signatures ...
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Two genes linked to enhanced breast cancer survival identified

Testing for the activity of two genes could pick out women who are at increased risk of dying from their ...

Can genetics determine your perfect diet?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. [N]ew findings in mice...show ...

Is colon cancer a product of western diet, modern life? Hungarian mummy may have answers

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The modern plagues of ...

Possible genetic mechanism for aging identified

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

Blind rats’ vision restored by genetic modification, humans next?

Sally Stewart | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A new technique that ...
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