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Europe gives green light to first gene therapy for children

LONDON (Reuters) - The world's first life-saving gene therapy for children, developed by Italian scientists and GlaxoSmithKline, has been recommended for approval in Europe, boosting the pioneering technology to fix faulty genes.<p>The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Friday it had endorsed the …

This Discovery Takes Us A Step Closer To Curing Genetic Diseases

A few months ago, I had a chance to take part in TEDMED as a TEDMED Scholar. The TEDMED event, focuses entirely on the world of health and medicine. …

Beneficial mutations: real or imaginary?-part 1

As a result of studies of the human genome, mutations are being classified into just two categories-'deleterious' and 'functional'.

An ancient virus has been found in human DNA — and it may still be active

This ancient retrovirus is a kind of living fossil, and the discovery of an intact copy of it within the human genome poses questions as to how it has survived, and suggests others from the distant evolutionary past may lie dormant in the DNA of many species.<p>A retrovirus replicates by inserting its …

Biology

IDH mutations in cancer and progress toward development of targeted therapeutics | Annals of Oncology | Oxford Academic

An integrated genomic analysis of human glioblastoma multiforme<p>IDH1 and IDH2 mutations in gliomas<p>Recurring mutations found by sequencing an acute …

How genes determine what you can eat | health and fitness

You are what you eat in far more ways than you realise. This week, US researchers announced the discovery of ‘vegetarian gene’ in populations that …

Nutrition

Anti-GMO-Labeling Wall Crumbles as Major Food Companies Agree to Label

Corn is one of the most genetically modified crops in the U.S., and Kellogg has agreed to make it known which of its cereals contain GMOs.<p>The wall of opposition to labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms is crumbling. After <b>Campbell Soup</b> created the first crack in January by …

Donald Trump’s 4-Hour Sleep Habit Could Explain His Personality

Carriers of the ‘efficient sleeper’ mutation are an enigma, puzzling scientists with their ability to maintain health and energy on very few hours of …

What’s the Point of Streamlining Nature?

When the theoretical physicist Richard Feynman died, in early 1988, he left behind a maxim scrawled on the blackboard of his office at Caltech: “What I cannot create, I do not understand.” The words have been repeated often by scientists in many fields, but never so indelibly as when researchers at …

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Trends

Mom's smoking can alter fetus' DNA

Moms-to-be have yet another reason to snub out their cigarettes: A new study links smoking while pregnant to changes in the fetus's DNA.<p>These changes may partly explain the link between smoking during pregnancy and health complications in children born to smokers, the study said. These …

How genetic testing can be used against you – and how Bill S-201 could change that

When Brittnee Sheridan turned 18, she was legally allowed to undergo genetic testing for BRCA1, a gene that increases risk of breast and ovarian cancers. She did, immediately – even though her grandmother was against it. "We got into an argument because she didn't want me to get a test," says …

What Causes Autism? What We Know, Don’t Know, And Suspect

We're finally getting closer to understanding.<p><i>This article was originally written by Andrew Whitehouse from the University of Western Australia, and</i> …

Genetic causes for high cholesterol are rare

Genetic mutations that can be blamed for unusually high cholesterol are far rarer than previously thought, existing in only about two percent of the …

Special Delivery: Metallic nanorods shuttle genes

Delivery of health-promoting genes into cells of the body holds enormous promise for preventing and treating diseases. However, the vehicles for …

The 1 Thing More Important than IQ and EQ

Your intellectual and emotional potential are the result of your DNA. What's important is what you do with whatever you've got.<p>I recently posted an infographic that provided a view of "personality traits" versus "intelligence levels" as indicators of success. I decided to let it stand on its own …

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Move over mammoth: New effort will focus on cloning cave lions - ExtremeTech

By on March 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>During the last ice age, the Earth …

Researchers uncover history of ancient retroviruses

BOSTON, March 8 (UPI) -- A new study, published in the journal eLife, offers insight into the origins of a group of ancient retroviruses.<p>DNA analysis …

DNA work saves fish from extinction

Flinders University scientists have created a model for conservation programs after helping to bring local populations of native pygmy perch back …

Short men and heavier women earn less, can blame DNA

<b>(CNN) —</b> Men who have more genetic variants that would make them short, and women who have more genetic variants that would lead them to have a higher body mass index, tend to earn less money, according to a study published in BMJ.<p>This phenomenon has been documented in the past, but earlier studies …

You Can Now Sequence Your Entire Genome For Under $1,000

The future just got affordable.<p>It wasn't all that long ago that the first human genome was sequenced – a massive, globally orchestrated scientific …

Can IBM's Watson Beat Cancer at Its Own Game?

Teaching computers to play games has taught us a lot about AI, but the next challenge is working on real-world problems.<p>Late tonight, Google's AI program AlphaGo will take on Lee Se-Dol, the second-ranked Go player in the world, in a five-day, live-streamed match that will test the limits of …

Jobs for humans in the robot era: Big data deep divers, time hackers, and more

It’s a job that wasn’t possible before the era of big data, and would be impossible to do without robotics. It’s likely to be in high demand in the …

Watch: Meet Nadine, The 'Emotionally Intelligent' Companion Robot

She's here to look after you.<p>What will robots look like in the future? Will they retain obvious signs of their artificial nature, or will they …

Farmers may have been accidentally making GMOs for millennia

We have been accidentally genetically engineering plants – and eating GMOs – for millennia.<p>That is the implication of a series of studies showing the …