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Luna DNA startup wants to trade company shares for your genetic and health data

San Diego startup Luna DNA hopes to create a database of donated DNA, health records and diet/exercise information for medical ...
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Treating severe autism with a controversial marijuana compound

Gary Robbins | San Diego Union-Tribune | 
UC San Diego will try to alleviate severe autism in children by giving them a non-psychoactive chemical found in marijuana, ...
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Dementia treatment shows promise in CRISPR lab tests

Bradley Fikes | San Diego Union-Tribune | 
Salk Institute scientists reported [March 15] that they’ve invented a new version of the technology that works on RNA, combining CRISPR/Cas9’s ...
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Female infertility linked to missing egg protein

Bradley Fikes | San Diego Union-Tribune | 
UC San Diego researchers say they appear to have discovered a previously unknown cause of female infertility. Their study, performed in mice, ...
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Climate change fighting plants: Genetically modified crops could trap half of human CO2 emissions in soil

Bradley Fikes | San Diego Union-Tribune | 
The Salk Institute has enlisted a new ally in the effort to address the anticipated dangers of climate change — plants. Scientists ...
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NIH website markets questionable stem cell treatments, then retreats

Potentially dangerous stem cell treatments are being marketed on a website the federal government established to help patients find experimental ...
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CRISPR-edited algae with high biofuel yield created by ExxonMobil, Craig Venter’s Synthetic Genomics

La Jolla [California’s] Synthetic Genomics and oil giant ExxonMobil say they have created an oil-rich strain of algae that represents ...
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Cancer’s weak spots identified with CRISPR, gene editing

Bradley Fikes | San Diego Union-Tribune | 
A UC San Diego-led research team has put the hot gene-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9 to a novel use, finding more than ...
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GMO fish can help feed the world sustainably

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . [E]nvironmental ...

New design allows for portable DNA sequencing biosensors for enhanced disease detection

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. An all-UC San Diego ...

California debates fate of DNA samples from felony arrests

Kristina Davis | San Diego Union-Tribune | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  The fate of as ...

Could stem cells hold the key to treating incurable mitochondrial diseases?

Mitochondrial disease therapy using stem cells appears feasible, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature. However, years of preclinical ...

Gene mutation increases link between pesticide exposure and Parkinson’s

Bradley Fikes | San Diego Union-Tribune | 
A mutation in a brain protein makes people exposed to pesticides and a herbicide more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, ...
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It may not be romantic, but genomics are part of the dating game now

Gary Robbins | San Diego Union-Tribune | 
Genetic testing is poised to play a big role reproduction planning and even romance. And that future might not be ...

Gene networks predict cancer prognosis

Bradley Fikes | San Diego Union-Tribune | 
Better cancer treatments can be found by studying the genetic networks they involve, according to a study published Sunday by UC San ...

Heart tissue regenerated with synthetic RNA

Bradley Fikes | San Diego Union-Tribune | 
Cardiac stem cells have been converted into blood vessels in the damaged hearts of mice, with a new technology developed by researchers ...
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Teaching doctors about genomics

Karen Kucher | San Diego Union-Tribune | 
A video training program currently in development may help teach doctors how to use genetic test results in everyday care ...

Gene patent ruling leaves unanswered questions

Bradley Fikes | San Diego Union-Tribune | 
A seemingly decisive Supreme Court ruling against gene patents in June left a lot of issues unsettled, and the industry ...

Researchers unravel core algae genes

The following is an excerpt. A international team of scientists led by California State University San Marcos has sequenced the ...
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