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In breakthrough, geneticists find 4 distinct types of cancer leading to new treatments

Gina Kolata | 
In findings that are fundamentally reshaping the scientific understanding of breast cancer, researchers have identified four genetically distinct types of ...

Foes of modified corn find support in a disputed study that links GM corn to greater health risks

Andrew Pollack | 
Rats fed either genetically engineered corn or the herbicide Roundup had an increased risk of developing tumors, suffering organ damage ...

Personal genomics: New drugs target common cancers

Gina Kolata | 
Tens of thousands of Americans with tumors from certain types of lung cancer have mutations that might be treated by ...

GM crops choked by regulatory burder, says GM supporter

Nina Fedoroff | 
FOOD prices are at record highs and the ranks of the hungry are swelling once again. A warming climate is ...
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‘Gene switches’ in ‘junk DNA’ control human health

Gina Kolata | 
The human genome is packed with at least four million gene switches that reside in bits of DNA that once ...

As genes learn tricks, animal lifestyles evolve

Sean Carroll | 
To understand how snakes evolved their infrared detection systems, a group of scientists led by Prof. David Julius at the ...
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DNA sleuths cure hospital infections

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

Gene studies pose ethical dilemma when disease mutations are found

Gina Kolata | 
In laboratories around the world, genetic researchers using tools that are ever more sophisticated to peer into the DNA of ...
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A song tries to go beyond the ‘OMG’ reaction to GMOs

Andrew Revkin | 
David Holmes and Andrew Bean, two graduates from NYU, have created a hip hop music video called “OMG GMOs”, aimed ...
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New prenatal testing can detect more genetic problems

Andrew Pollack | 
A new method of prenatal testing that can detect more genetic problems in a fetus than ever before could be ...

Monsanto wins big award in a biotech patent case

Andrew Pollack | 
A federal jury awarded $1 billion in damages to the crop biotechnology leader Monsanto on Wednesday, saying that its arch ...

Is there a limit to gains from genetically engineered cotton?

Sophia Li | 
Since genetically modified cotton was introduced in India a decade ago, its popularity has skyrocketed. Last year more than seven ...
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Vast gene study raises hope for colon cancer drugs

Gina Kolata | 
More than 200 researchers investigating colon cancer tumors have found genetic vulnerabilities that could lead to powerful new treatments. The ...

New GM apple that won’t turn brown stirs concerns from NGOs, conventional growers

Andrew Pollack | 
A genetically engineered apple that does not turn brown when sliced or bruised is in development. But it has much ...

Genetic gamble: A new cancer treatment’s tantalizing promise brings heartbreaking ups and downs

Gina Kolata | 
Mrs. McDaniel, the 69-year-old wife of a retired corporate executive, had gambled on the ultimate in personalized medicine, an approach ...
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How do you live knowing you might have an alzheimer’s gene?

Gina Kolata | 
Though as much as 99 percent of all Alzheimer’s cases are not a result of a known genetic mutation, researchers ...
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Soviet entrepreneur holds fate of GM salmon

Andrew Pollack | 
If Americans ever eat genetically engineered fast-growing salmon, it might be because of a Soviet biologist turned oligarch turned government ...

A genetic cure for tomato rot

Kelly Slivka | 
Gardeners are all too familiar with the experience. You plant a handful of shriveled sand-colored tomato seeds, urge them out ...
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Is choosing a sperm donor a roll of the genetic dice?

Jacqueline Mroz | 
Sharine and Brian Kretchmar of Yukon, Okla., tried a number of medical treatments to conceive a second child. After a ...
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