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40 min ago | Bioscience Technology

No Extra Mutations in Modified Stem Cells, Study Finds

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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Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Medicine

4 hrs ago | Mental Help Net

Researchers Say They've Found New Clues to Autism

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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Related Topix: Medicine, University of Washington

9 hrs ago | ScienceBlogs

New Inroads Against Disease and Death [Page 3.14]

Disease control has made incredible strides in the last century, as interventions like vaccines and antibiotics have averted untold suffering.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health

13 hrs ago | Science Blog

Extreme obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 14 years

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.

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Related Topix: National Cancer Institute, Charitable Organizations, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

17 hrs ago | Science Daily

Variations in key gene predict cancer patients' risk for radiation-induced toxicity

Key genetic variants may affect how cancer patients respond to radiation treatments, according to a study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science, Mount Sinai, NY, Prostate Cancer, Health, Oncology

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Reuters

Exclusive: Roosters' fertility problem hits U.S. chicken supply, lifts prices

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Sanderson Farms, Food, Agriculture, Science

HON

Study Targets Causes of Birth Defects

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.

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Related Topix: Washington State University, Medicine

Business Journal

Raptor Pharma promotes Julie Anne Smith to CEO

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.

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Related Topix: Raptor Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceuticals, Medicine

Bioscience Technology

Same Genes Drive Math, Reading Ability

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Jacksonville Daily News

Fanning the fears on genetics issues

Genetic engineering is such a polarizing topic that it is hard to have an even-handed debate of the issue.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science, University of Florida, Agriculture, Opinion

The Baltimore Sun

Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces

The DNA in our cells' mitochondria carry mutations that have long been linked to age-related diseases.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Parkinson's Disease, Health

CNN

Genetically modified mosquitoes kill disease

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.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Entomology, Science, Medicine, Cayman Islands, World News, Central America, Irvine, CA, Malaria, Health

This is Wiltshire

Market Lavington garden party raises A 1,000 to help set up charity branch

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Darien News-Review

House Calls / Dr. Michael

The secret as to why some medications work better than others may be buried in your genes.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Sunherald.com

University of Miami gets $13M to study Alzheimer's

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.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, University of Miami, Medicine

Medical News Today

High-quality gene catalog of human gut microbiome

Researchers from BGI, working within the Metagenomics of the Human Intestinal Tract project, and in collaboration with other institutions around the world , have established the highest quality integrated gene set for the human gut microbiome to date- a close-to-complete catalogue of the microbes that reside inside us and massively outnumber our ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Mental Help Net

Possible Advance for Some Late-Stage Lung Cancer Patients

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.

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Related Topix: Health, Lung Cancer, Medicine

Mental Help Net

'Practice Makes Perfect' Genes May Be Key to Great Musicians

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.

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Related Topix: Michigan State University, Medicine

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Agency's control over modified crops is limited

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.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Oregon, Oregon Government, John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Medicine, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Business Journal

UTHSC College of Medicine forms genetics department

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine says it is forming new department on the Memphis campus, the Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics .

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, St Jude Childrens Research Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, University of Memphis, Alcoholism, Health

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