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6 children with rare disorders helped by gene therapy

Two rare hereditary disorders, one of which kills children within the first few years of life, can be treated with gene therapy, new research from Italy suggests.<p>In children with the disorders, those who received gene therapy— in which a "faulty" gene is replaced with a healthy one — showed either …

Would you change your genes if you could?

By July, the swelter of summer was upon us. I felt locked into the crucible of Boston, so I headed West by highway. The roads were lined with …

Drs. Oz and Roizen: Do-it-yourself gene therapy

At last, we’ve got solid proof: You can renew and revitalize the DNA embedded in your cells to make improvements in your own health and live a longer …

Researchers identify way to increase gene therapy success

Scientists in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital have found a way to overcome one of the biggest obstacles to using viruses to …

Another Blind Boy Sees the Light, Thanks to Gene Therapy | DNA Science Blog

A funny thing happened on the way to this week’s blog post. I’d planned a guest post from a father who very recently observed his young son seeing …

Human Cloning Breakthrough Prompts Religious Objections

<b>By David Gibson Religion News Service</b><p>(RNS) News that scientists had for the first time recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos prompted dire warnings from religious leaders who say the research crosses a moral red line and could lead to designer babies.<p>Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley, point …

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Human cloning developments raise hopes for new treatments

Lorraine Barnes suffered a heart attack in 2005 and has lived with the consequences – extreme exhaustion and breathlessness – ever since. "I was separated from my husband and so my children, Charlotte and James, had to grow up overnight because suddenly they were caring for me," she says.<p>Charlotte …

Critics slam new cloning research

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists’ assertion that the advance in therapeutic cloning announced on Wednesday could not and would not pave the way to cloning a baby did little to assuage critics of the research.<p>Dolly the sheep - the world's first mammal cloned from an adult cell - is seen on display at …

The dawn of DNA cloning: Reflections on the 40th anniversary - Scope

As you might guess, I write a lot about science for my job. And it's always great fun to hear about all the newest findings - some of which appear to …

What Dolly Wrought: Retro Report Looks at Cloning

Science & InnovationThe Loom<p>Last month I blogged about Retro Report, a new outfit that produces deeply researched videos that bring history up to date. I found today’s report especially interesting, as it explores some of the same material I wrote about in my piece for <i>National Geographic</i> about …

Ultrarunners Have Longer Telomeres (Which is Good)

Signs of slower cellular aging in regular runners compared to sedentary people.<p>When it comes to telomeres, bigger is better. And that's good news for regular runners, according to new research out of Australia.<p>Telomeres are DNA strands at the end of chromosomes that, current thinking goes, work …

Telomeres May Hold Clues To Effects Of Aging

Scientists are reporting an advance in the science of aging — and maybe even a clue on how to reverse some of aging's effects. They have evidence that lifestyle changes already known to be good for you — healthy diet, exercise, reducing stress — may prevent the chromosomes in our cells from …

Scientists Create First Cloned Human Embryo

The process that created Dolly the sheep in 1996 has now been proven successful in humans.<p>Human cloning has arrived. For the first time, scientists have made an embryonic clone of a person, using DNA from that person's skin cells. In the future, such a clone could be a source of stem cells, for …