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How DNA Sequencing Is Changing Medicine

In April 2013, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project. Led by the National Institutes of Health, the Human Genome Project (HGP) was completed 2.5 years ahead of schedule and well under budget. “For the first time, anyone could freely read the fundamental …

Kidney grown from stem cells by Australian scientists

Australian scientists grow world's first kidney from stem cells in a breakthrough that could alleviate the demand for organ transplants<p>Scientists in <b>Australia</b> have grown the world's first kidney from stem cells – a tiny organ which could eventually help to reduce the wait for transplants.<p>The …

Breast cancer: Drug 'halves' risk of tumours

<b>A "landmark study" shows a drug can more than halve the development of breast cancer in high-risk women.</b><p>A trial on 4,000 women, published in the Lancet, showed anastrozole was more effective, cheaper and had fewer side effects than current medications.<p>It stops the production of the hormone …

Diabetes Gene Common In Latinos Has Ancient Roots

When it comes to the rising prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, there are many factors to blame.<p>Diet and exercise sit somewhere at the top of the list. But the genes that some of us inherit from Mom and Dad also help determine whether we develop the disease, and how early it crops up.<p>Now an …

Waiting for The Flu’s New Year’s Evolution

Every year around this time, the age-old practice of making New Year’s Resolutions takes center stage as millions of people promise to adopt social behavior patterns that will help them live and thrive. Most of these promises follow a similar code of conduct – dieting, exercising more, being nicer …