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‘Genome cloaking’ could protect genetic privacy in medical tests

Stanford University | 
It is now possible to scour complete human genomes for the presence of disease-associated genes without revealing any genetic information ...

Stem cells pinpoint how mutation common in East Asians increases heart disease risk

Stanford Medicine | 
More than 500 million people worldwide carry a genetic mutation that disables a common metabolic protein called ALDH2. The mutation, which predominantly ...

New technique to amplify ancient DNA for study

Stanford Medicine | 
Really old human DNA (we’re talking thousands of years) holds amazing secrets about our distant past. What did we look ...

Finding could potentially make iPS cells safer for use in humans

Phys Org | 
Induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, are a hot commodity right now in biology. The cells, which are created ...

Genetic mutations linked to ALS identified

Science Daily | 
The following is an excerpt. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified mutations in several new genes ...
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