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Biogen Helps Put $42.5M Into a Father’s Duchenne Gene Therapy Quest

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a progressive muscle wasting disease that affects about 300,000 people, primarily boys, around the world. Patients …

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Stanford scientists test ultrasound & microwave ‘tricorder’ to detect tumors remotely

A team of scientists from Stanford University is testing a new “tricorder” technology able to remotely detect abnormal matter, such as buried plastic …

Human Stem Cells Used To Create Part-Human Chimera From Other Species

Scientists are debating the ethical ramifications of placing human stem cells in the embryos of other animals in order to create chimera.<p>This past …

Gene therapies offer dramatic promise but shocking costs

For most of her life, Allison Corona lived in a world dimmed by bad genetic luck. A disease called Leber’s congenital amaurosis left her legally blind at age 4. She could not navigate the short distance from her driveway to her front door after dusk.<p>Three years ago, Corona, now 23, received an …

Epigenetics: phenomenon or quackery?

Are you really what your mother ate, drank or got stressed about? The simple answer is “no”, but not in the way you think.<p>We are products of nature …

What Your Genetic Blueprint Says About You: The Rise of Epigenetics

Health care and medicine is living through a major transformation. We're entering into a new era of medicine where prevention precedes treatment. Now this idea, believe it or not, is quite new. Of course, prevention is always the ideal, but sadly the health care sector has been programmed to curing …

Epigenetic Test Can Predict Homosexuality, Controversial Study Claims

Researchers will present unpublished data at a genetics meeting on Thursday claiming that certain chemical tags on DNA can predict a man’s sexual orientation with 67% accuracy. But outside researchers question the validity of the test.<p>Researchers have developed an algorithm that they say can …

The Epigenetics of Sexuality - Wrong on So Many Levels

Another day, another truly execrable epigenetic report. Epigenetics is the study of chemical modifications to our genetic material which influence how genes are expressed. It provides the mechanistic link between our genes and our environment, and is a beautiful area of biology. It is involved in …

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Study Reports Rare Genetic Mutations Responsible for Almost Half of Autism Cases

<b>Quantitative study identifies 239 genes whose ‘vulnerability’ to devastating de novo mutation makes them priority research targets.</b><p>A team led by …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

All parts of our body age. And our brain does too. We’ve all witnessed the natural deterioration of brain functions in older relatives. …

Thanks Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: 15 Tips for a Happier, Less Stressful Life

“If we keep dividing ourselves according to race and religion, there will be no end to it [conflict],” Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said on Wednesday at the …

Scientists May Have Just Found A Solution For Deadly Superbugs

A computer program designed by two scientists could one day be a weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Using complex algorithms, biologist Miriam Barlow of the University of California, Merced and mathematician Kristina Crona of American University in Washington, D.C. were …

Bioartist Takes Beautiful Macro Photos of Crystallizing DNA

Biochemist-turned-bioartist Linden Gledhill's latest crystalized DNA prints show the beauty of the proteins that make up every living organism.<p>These stunning images aren't stained glass, photographs from the insides of kaleidoscopes, or ephemeral digital art. They're DNA, synthesized, crystallized, …

5 Secrets to Happiness

Like love, happiness is often spoken of like a physical object we must find and snatch up. Yet, also like love, happiness is something we are more …