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The ability to switch out one gene for another in a line of living stem cells has only crossed from science fiction to reality within this decade.
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4 hrs ago | Mental Help Net
A genetic mutation that increases the risk for a certain form of autism and causes specific physical traits and symptoms has been identified by researchers.
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Disease control has made incredible strides in the last century, as interventions like vaccines and antibiotics have averted untold suffering.
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Adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases, according to results of an analysis of data pooled from 20 large studies of people from three countries.
The world's largest chicken breeder has discovered that a key breed of rooster has a genetic issue that is reducing its fertility, adding to problems constraining U.S. poultry production and raising prices at a time when beef and pork prices are already at record highs.
New research rules out a leading theory on why older women are at greater risk for having a miscarriage or a child with birth defects.
Julie Anne Smith will take over as president and CEO of Raptor Pharmaceutical as the Novato company expands manufacturing of its lone approved drug, Procysbi, expand commercial operations in Europe and advance its R&D programs.
Around half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in their mathematics ability, according to scientists from UCL, the University of Oxford and King's College London who led a study into the genetic basis of cognitive traits.
Genetic engineering is such a polarizing topic that it is hard to have an even-handed debate of the issue.
The DNA in our cells' mitochondria carry mutations that have long been linked to age-related diseases.
Mr. Green Genes, the first glow-in-the-dark cat was implanted with a fluorescence as part of medical research in New Orleans The transgenic mouse was the first animal to be granted a patent by the US Patent Office.
Front centre, Kate Foxton with Alice and William, Konnie Newmark with Jai, Amanda Tucker with Liam with youngsters and band members who are raising money for the FoxG1 Foundation A garden party held to help the mother of a young boy with a rare genetic disorder set up a charity has raised more than A 1,000.
The secret as to why some medications work better than others may be buried in your genes.
The four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health is part of a five-university collaboration to identify rare genetic variants that may either protect against, or contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk.
Surgical biopsy is safe for certain late-stage lung cancer patients and could improve their chances of getting treated with newer types of drugs that target cancer-related genetic mutations, a new small study reveals.
Chopin, Vivaldi and Bach may have had natural musical talent, and then some. A new study suggests accomplished musicians are genetically programmed to commit to the long hours of practice needed to become skilled musicians.
In a letter to Gov. John Kitzhaber, the Oregon Department of Agriculture said state law allows it to create "control areas" for genetically engineered crops to deal with pests and disease.
Updated: Wed Jul 09, 2014 08:08 pm
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