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Squeezing the life out of cancer – targeting cell repair could be key to new treatment

A weakness identified in cell division processes could be used to target and halt the spread of cancer in the body, scientists have suggested. Cells …

Immunotherapy

A blood test before birth could predict your medical destiny

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> It was just after midnight on an autumn evening in 1996 when Yuk Ming Dennis Lo made a discovery he knew would change modern medicine.<p>Lo had discovered a "treasure trove" of valuable DNA floating freely in the bloodstream.<p>His breakthrough would one day make it possible for …

Prenatal Development

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Genetics