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What Iran May Be Able to Teach Us About Stem Cells

In 2002, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a religious ruling, a <i>fatwa</i><i>,</i> declaring embryonic stem cell research acceptable under …

Is Your Refrigerator Running? No, Really, You Won a Nobel Prize

Persuading laureates they’re winners can be a tough call; ‘it’s not a prank’<p>The phone rings in the middle of the night. The number is unrecognizable. The voice on the other end of the line is unfamiliar—and it comes with a Swedish accent.<p>This is how the world’s most esteemed minds learn they have …

Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded for understanding how cells repair DNA damage

DNA is the basis of life, but it is frighteningly delicate. This year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded to three scientists for uncovering how cells repair DNA damage.<p>After the structure of DNA was first described in 1953, research to understand how it affects every aspect of life exploded. …

DNA detectives win Nobel Prize for cancer cure breakthrough

British based Tomas Lindahl was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry for discovering that DNA must be able to repair itself when damaged<p>Scientists who discovered how cells repair damaged DNA, a breakthrough which could lead to a cure for cancer, have won the Nobel Prize for chemistry.<p>Sweden’s …

Freezing Ovaries Before Cancer Treatment May Preserve Fertility

Women with cancer often lose their fertility after chemotherapy and radiation. But fertility can be restored in some women by removing all or part the ovary, freezing the tissue before cancer treatment and then transplanting it back afterward.<p>Danish researchers looked at 41 women who underwent the …

A new $100 million company could transform the way we interact with our own DNA

Yet despite all that, most people don't get their own DNA sequenced — in part because it's still hard for the average person to get any practical knowledge from the information in their genomes. We still don't know how to interpret a lot of our genetic information.<p>Unless a person is curious about …