Iván M. Domènech

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Investigadores de la Universidad de Washington descubren un nuevo código genético

<b>Investigadores de la Universidad de Washington descubren un nuevo código genético, superpuesto, al código hasta ahora conocido. Ahora, existe un</b> …

Genetics Startup Wants To Prolong Life, 'Make 100 Years Old The Next 60'

Brought to you by entrepreneur J. Craig Venter<p>J. Craig Venter, the scientist and entrepreneur involved in the first sequencing of the human genome and the first synthetic cell, today announced a typically ambitious project: tack another few decades onto everyone's lives through the largest human …

Scientists discover DNA body clock

A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same rate as the body as a whole, some of them age much faster or slower. The age of diseased organs varied hugely, …

Genetically modified monkeys created with cut-and-paste DNA

Researchers have created genetically modified monkeys with a revolutionary new procedure that enables scientists to cut and paste DNA in living organisms.<p>The macaques are the first primates to have their genetic makeup altered with the powerful technology which many scientists believe will lead to …

Uzbekistan Will Test Kids' Genes To Find Future Olympians

The (controversial) plan will go live in early 2015.<p>To spot future olympians, it's common practice to wait to see if youngsters are actually good at any given activity. But the central Asian country of Uzbekistan will begin testing the genes of kids as young as 10 to try and find future champion …

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A Line Of Jewelry Inspired By Illicit Drugs

We are craving Designer Drugs: a new line of jewelry from Aroha Silhouettes, designed after the hybrid molecular structures of illicit substances.<p>These wearable vices were inspired by a “fantasy laboratory” where dangerous drugs are turned into glitzy bling. Hailing from New Zealand, designer Tania …

Children could have DNA tested at birth

Jeremy Hunt wants Britain to become the first country in the world to routinely test children's entire DNA at birth to identify diseases<p>Every child in Britain could have their DNA decoded at birth by the NHS to predict their risk of disease, the Health Secretary has predicted.<p>Jeremy Hunt, the …

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18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

El mejor street-style de la semana (CLXXXIII)

Llegamos a la última semana de noviembre con unas temperaturas que por fin nos permiten estrenar los abrigos, los jerséis y los zapatos de esta …

Un megaestudio genético duplica el número de dianas para atacar el alzhéimer

Hoy se publican once nuevas regiones genómicas relacionadas con el alzhéimer, fruto de un trabajo internacional en el que participan diez centros …

El Reino Unido quiere liderar la salud genómica

Mediante la secuenciación de los genomas de 100.000 pacientes y la integración de los datos resultantes en la atención médica, el Reino Unido podría …

Identificadas 20 causas genéticas de los cánceres más comunes

Un equipo internacional descubre que algunas ‘firmas’ son compartidas por muchos tipos de tumor y allana el camino para prevenirlos y tratarlos<p>Todos …

El mapa de los humanos que no pueden beber leche

Como puedes comprobar en este mapa publicado por Nature, solo el 35% de la humanidad puede beber leche sin tener un buen dolor de estómago después de …