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3 hrs ago | InformationWeek

Genomics Startup Learns From 23andme's Troubles

BaseHealth's Genophen service wants to reach consumers with strategies for "modifiable risks" -- a more FDA-friendly approach.


Related Topix: Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Genetics, Biology, Science, Marketing

7 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Genetics risk, prenatal smoking may predict behavioral problems

Researchers have found evidence of an interaction between prenatal smoking and genetic risk factors that increase aggressive behavior in children, especially in girls.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Sam Houston State University

9 hrs ago | Business Wire

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The survey found that 91 percent of Americans know that their genetic information has important utility in managing their health.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Startups, 23andMe, Biology, Science

13 hrs ago | Biopharm

Virus-Fighting Genes Linked to Cancer

Researchers have published findings of genetic evidence that confirms the role of the APOBEC family of genes in cancer development.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Health, Breast Cancer

Tue Apr 22, 2014


Study Confirms Sexual Assaults Caused By Darkness And Trees

In the wake of reports of sexual assaults near the path from Boyd Wilson Field to The Terrace in Wellington, researchers at Victoria University of Wellington have released a study which found that sexual violence in public places is primarily caused by a lack of street lighting.


Related Topix: Biology, Science


Towards a molecular systems model of coronary artery disease.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Bioscience Technology

Lab Turns Skin Cells into Human Airway Tissue

By coaxing stem cells derived from a patient's own skin cells to develop into airway tissue, scientists can study the molecular basis of asthma, emphysema and other lung diseases.


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

Science Daily

Applying math to biology: Software identifies disease-causing mutations in undiagnosed illnesses

A computational tool has successfully identified diseases with unknown gene mutations in three separate cases.


Related Topix: University of Utah, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

National Geographic

Neanderthals Lived in Small, Isolated Populations, Gene Analysis Shows

Modern humanity's ancient cousins, the Neanderthals , lived in small groups that were isolated from one another, suggests an investigation into their DNA.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology

Medical News Today

Entire genome of deadly human pathogen Cryptococcus sequenced

For your information: MNT accounts were not affected by the recent Heartbleed bug, as we were not running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Health

The New Zealand Herald

Do your genes make you procrastinate?

General busyness, fear of failure, and simple laziness are just a handful of excuses and theories often tossed around.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Genetics, Medicine

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Independent

Revealed: Scientists 'edit' DNA to correct adult genes and cure diseases

Steve Connor is the Science Editor of The Independent. He has won many awards for his journalism, including five-times winner of the prestigious British science writers' award; the David Perlman Award of the American Geophysical Union; twice commended as specialist journalist of the year in the UK Press Awards; UK health journalist of the year and ... (more)


Related Topix: Journalism, Oncology, Medicine, Genetics, Biology, Science

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Geneticist works with the building blocks of life

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.


Related Topix: Milwaukee County, WI, Medical College of Wisconsin, Biology, Science, Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Business Journal

Google's life-extending initiative Calico brings on UCSF biophysics scientist

No details have emerged on how Calico plans to extend human life, but the company is pulling together an impressive roster.


Related Topix: IGN Entertainment, San Francisco, CA, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Ag Professional

Gene removal could have implications beyond plant science

For thousands of years humans have been tinkering with plant genetics, even when they didn't realize that is what they were doing, in an effort to make stronger, healthier crops that endured climates better, and produced more.


Related Topix: Plant Biology, Biology, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Agriculture, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Scientific American

Virtual Doctor Visits Gaining Steam in "Geneticist Deserts"

In Alaska patients are more likely to find an astronaut than a geneticist. William Oefelein, who piloted the space shuttle Discovery, retired there, but the state of more than 700,000 people does not have a single medical geneticist to call its own.


Related Topix: Medicine, Medical Genetics, Genetics, Biology, Science

Sun Apr 20, 2014

South China Morning Post

Lab report: MRI scan proves adults have calorie-burning brown fat cells

Eating processed meats, such as ham and salami, is known to increase the risk of colorectal cancer, but for one-third of the population who carry a specific gene variant, the risk appears to increase significantly, according to a study in PLOS Genetics .


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, University of Southern California


Genes May Help Determine Your Pain Threshold

It's been a mystery why some people can withstand pain better than others. Now a new study suggests that genetics may play a role in whether your pain tolerance is low or high.


Related Topix: Biology, Science


Dana-Farber researchers uncover link between Down syndrome and leukemia

Although doctors have long known that people with Down syndrome have a heightened risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia during childhood, they haven't been able to explain why.


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

The Horse

Researchers Digging Deeper into African Horse Sickness

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Entomology, Science, Vaccinations, Health, Biology, Influenza