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Cancer wins by eating all the sugar

Cancers have many strategies for avoiding attacks from the immune system. And now scientists have identified a new one.<p>If tumor cells take in enough …

Cow virus more common in breast cancer patients

A new study is the first to link infection with the bovine leukemia virus and human breast cancer.<p>In the study, published in <i>PLOS ONE</i>, researchers …

Genetics

Genetic Changes and Cancer<p>Cancer is a genetic disease—that is, cancer is caused by certain changes to genes that control the way our cells function, …

Discovery of 'Foreign' DNA in Human Genome Challenges Darwin's Theory

<b>How will the scientific community deal with these new anomalies?</b><p>Scientists are now finding clues as to the beginning of the creation of Earth. …

Scientists urge caution in using new CRISPR technology to treat human genetic disease

A group of 18 scientists and ethicists today warned that a revolutionary new tool to cut and splice DNA should be used cautiously when attempting to …

DNA "Minicircles" Could Improve Cancer Detection, Study Suggests

March 19, 2015, by NCI Staff<p>Injecting tiny customized DNA “rings” into tumor-bearing mice caused the tumor cells to release a detectable biomarker …

Scientists Have Created 'DNA Scissors' That Can Alter Your Genes, but Should They Use Them?

Biotechnology that can rewrite the genome heralds "a new era of human biology" and raises ethical questions for the medical community, experts in …

Britain's House of Lords approves conception of three-person babies

Clinics in UK will be able to apply for licenses from this autumn after MPs approved new rules earlier this month<p>Britain has become the first country in the world to permit the use of “three-person IVF” to prevent incurable genetic diseases.<p>The House of Lords voted by 280 votes to 48 on Tuesday …

Lawmakers Vote to Legalize So-Called 'Three-Person Babies' in the UK | VICE News

British parliamentarians have voted in favor of legalizing a form of IVF that would create babies from the biological material of three individual people.<p>The "free vote" — allowing MPs to vote using personal conscience rather than along party lines — passed in the House of Commons Tuesday with 382 …

UK approves three-person babies

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1147000/1147943_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534230413_36298cebaf85f3daa8bda735eb4c468f<p><b>The UK has now become the first country to approve laws to allow the creation of babies from three people.</b><p>The modified version of IVF has passed its …

Regulation

MPs say yes to three-person babies

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1142000/1142822_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534230413_4becd07a57b5add073948f8c840c916f<p><b>MPs have voted in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man, in a historic move.</b><p>The UK is now set to become the first …

Genetics

New nanodevice defeats drug resistance and releases cancer drugs | Kurzweil

At left is the new nanodevice, consisting of a hydrogel embedded with gold nanoparticles coated with DNA that targets a gene called MRP-1. At right, …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Doctors Take Issue With Term ‘3-Person Baby’ — Here’s Why

The U.K.'s recent approval of the "three-person baby" IVF procedure is a progressive step for fertility. So why are so many people expressing their …

What 3-Parent Babies Mean For The Future Of Reproductive Medicine

Bespoke embryos raise ethical questions for lawmakers and bioethicists alike<p>Last week members of the British House of Commons passed a bill legalizing mitochondrial DNA transfers--a process that combines three different sets of DNA to create an embryo. That means one day, it could be possible for …

Genetics

A Pill That Mimics the Immune System

The human body doesn’t like outsiders. When a foreign pathogen or substance, say an unwanted virus, finds its way into our blood streams we produce …

Melanie’s Marvelous Measles: the detrimental power of anti-vaccination rhetoric | Pete Etchells

A children’s book claiming that measles is good for you and a measles outbreak in Disneyland both highlight the need for clear and accessible information about vaccines<p>You only need to look at the title of the book to know that something’s wrong. “Melanie’s Marvelous Measles” is an anti-vaccination …

Public Health

The surprising downsides of being drop dead gorgeous

Good looks can get you far in life, but psychologists say there are unrecognised pitfalls for the beautiful. David Robson reports.<p>Can you be too beautiful? It is hardly a problem that most of us have to contemplate – as much as we might like to dream that it were the case.<p>Yet the blessings and …