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A Swiss Scientist Thinks We're in for Trouble. He's Looking for Solutions in Your Mitochondria.

A Swiss Scientist Thinks We’re in for Trouble. He’s Looking for Solutions in Your Mitochondria.An interview with Dr. Johan Auwerx about the role of …

Watch: John Oliver tells us some things we need to know about how gene editing really works

The host of ‘Last Week Tonight’ talked about how the technology might cure several diseases.<p>The general reaction to the idea of gene editing as a …

Genetics

We've discovered a way to recover DNA from fingerprints without destroying them

Fingerprints hold a lot more information than you might realise. They don’t just provide a pattern with which to identify people. They can also …

Can the 'immortal cells' of Henrietta Lacks sue for their own rights?

A lawyer representing the eldest son and two grandsons of Henrietta Lacks, whose "immortal cells" have been the subject of a best-selling book, a TV …

Genetics

You can now take a genetic test for cilantro preference

Cilantro may be one of the most polarizing herbs. Now, there is a service offered by DNA testing company 23AndMe that will test your genetics to see …

Genetics

Hundreds of new genes may underlie intelligence—but also autism and depression

Being smart is a double-edged sword. Intelligent people appear to live longer, but many of the genes behind brilliance can also lead to autism, …

Genetics

Why do most species have so few mating types, yet some have so many? | Nature Research Ecology & Evolution Community

Our paper is published today in Nature Ecology and Evolution.<p>Early in my career I realised that it’s a great honour when the chair of a seminar on …

Biology

Investors jump on board as liquid biopsy company Angle moves closer to success

British liquid biopsy company Angle is hoping to raise £12m through a share placing as it moves closer to winning approval for the first blood test in the world that can detect live cancer cells circulating around the body.<p>The cash will ensure that Angle has the resources it needs to commercialise …

Cancer

Why did life get big?

According to new research, muticellular Ediacaran organisms emerged so that they could disperse their offspring, not compete for resources.<p>Five …

Biology

By turning down 23andMe, Immigration Activists are actually being responsible about genetic privacy

23andMe offered to genetically test undocumented migrants. Fortunately, some smart people said “no, thanks.”<p>Some quick background in case you were …

Immigration

5 biggest risks of sharing your DNA with consumer genetic-testing companies

The business of personal genetic-testing kits is booming, with consumers able to learn about their ancestry and health risks at the cost of just $99 …

Privacy

DNA Is Overrated

Genes play a refreshingly limited role in Carl Zimmer’s new book about heredity.<p>“The subject of freedom and its enemies is enormous,” Aldous Huxley …

Eating (Or rather, Fasting) Our Way to Rejuvenated Stem Cells?

Could dietary interventions like intermittent fasting improve the activity of stem cells, normally impaired with aging? New research led by Omer H. …

Major research reveals CRISPR gene-editing could increase cancer risk in cells

Two recently published studies are raising new concerns that the breakthrough CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system could potentially trigger an increased …

CRISPR-edited cells might cause cancer, finds two studies

Editing cells’ genomes with CRISPR-Cas9 might increase the risk that the altered cells, intended to treat disease, will trigger cancer, two studies …

Bacteriophages: Are they an overlooked driver of Parkinson's disease?

June 10, 2018 - Atlanta, GA - In the first study of its kind, researchers from the New York-based Human Microbiology Institute have discovered the …

Using microbes to track down criminals

Solving crimes by analyzing fingerprints or DNA is now standard practice. A new study, however, tests the feasibility of tracing a criminal using the …

China Is Genetically Engineering Monkeys With Brain Disorders

A visit to a facility in Guangdong province, where researchers are tinkering with monkey brains in order to understand the most severe forms of autism<p>Guoping Feng applied to college the first year that Chinese universities reopened after the Cultural Revolution. It was 1977, and more than a …

Genetics

Why doctors are so bad at predicting pregnancy due dates

Only 4 percent of women give birth on their due date. These researchers want to fix that.<p>A pregnant friend of mine is due to give birth on Saturday, but as she told me this week, she really has no idea if the baby will come on time, or two weeks from now.<p>Only 4 percent of women give birth on their …

Rapid genome sequencing could revolutionize health care for acutely ill babies

The story of Maverick Coltrin’s medical mystery is gripping: Last October, he was just 6 days old when he stopped eating. Then the seizures came. His tiny arms and legs would stiffen for a few seconds as many as 30 times per hour. Doctors at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego tried multiple …

Health Care

The discovery of the Indian Peacock's genome gives insight into the bird's unique ornate feathers- Technology News, Firstpost

After a two-year-long effort, a team of researchers from IISER-Bhopal has been able to sequence the genome of India's national bird, the peacock …

Genetic origins of Iceland’s first settlers revealed

"It's like having a time machine. Now it is possible to study the actual people who participated in the founding of Iceland."

Milestone immunotherapy treatment cures terminal breast cancer patient

A recently published case study from an ongoing clinical trial has revealed an experimental immunotherapy treatment has cured a breast cancer …

There’s a miraculous chance to cure cancer. But we’ll have to pay for it.

In 1971, when Richard M. Nixon declared war on cancer, “conquering this dread disease” must have seemed like an ambitious but reasonable goal. Within his lifetime, man had split the atom and walked on the moon; now it was time to turn our wealth and our growing knowledge inward, to expand our …

Cancer

How the virus behind ‘kissing disease’ may increase your risk for autoimmune diseases like lupus

When John Harley lost a friend to lupus while in medical school, he vowed to get to the bottom of the disease, a chronic autoimmune disorder that …

An Atlas of Gene Activity in Each Cell of a Whole Animal

Modern technology has enabled researchers to assess the activity of genes in individual cells. Now, using a worm called Schmidtea mediterranea, …

Advances in Cancer Research Through Organoids

Researchers have been using a new tool in biomedical research to more closely mimic human biology. Instead of animal models, scientists have found a …

The Results of the First American Gut Project Are In

In the largest citizen science experiment to date, more than 11,000 people sent poop samples to a San Diego lab.<p>Have you ever wondered what’s going on in your poop? Perhaps not. But this is precisely what we think about every day at the American Gut Project, the world’s largest microbiome citizen …

Microbiomania: what we actually know about the human microbiome

Lance Armstrong may not have tried it, but poo doping is the new item of discussion on the performance enhancement menu.<p>It turns out elite cyclists …

Brain inflammatory cascade controlled by gut-derived molecules

NEWS AND VIEWS<p>Metabolite molecules produced by the gut’s microbes activate immune cells in the brain called microglia, which signal to astrocyte …

Neuroscience