Genetics

Controversial IVF technique produces a baby girl -- and for some, that's a problem

(CNN)It was a first for the entire world: Using a controversial in vitro fertilization technique, doctors in Kiev, Ukraine, helped a previously infertile couple conceive and deliver a baby girl. Some critics say, for genetic reasons, the use of this IVF method should have been restricted to …

Mitochondrial DNA

People with more 'education genes' are becoming rarer, suggests study of 129,000 Icelanders

The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 years, and researchers are suggesting that they're now under negative selection, which could have a big impact on our species in the coming centuries.<p>A study involving more than 100,000 …

Genes

Scientists use old Nokia camera to sequence genes, analyze cancer mutations

Researchers from UCLA and Sweden used the camera from an old Nokia smartphone to create a microscope. It can image and analyze DNA sequencing …

DNA sequencing

Natural Selection Means It's Survival Of The Most Stupidest, Apparently

With more educated women having fewer children, less genetic predisposition to educational attainment is passed on to the next generation<p>Some …

Life Sciences

Lilly to Buy CoLucid for $960M to Acquire Late-Stage Migraine Drug | GEN Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - Biotech from Bench to Business | GEN

Lilly has negotiated a deal to acquire Cambridge, MA-based CoLucid Pharmaceuticals for $46.5 per share in cash, which approximates to $960 million in …

Genetic Engineering

New broad-spectrum antiviral protein can inhibit HIV, other pathogens in some primates

The new research, which was recently published in the journal <i>PLOS Pathogens</i>, found that SLFN11's antiviral potency is highest in non-human primate …

Life Sciences

First baby born using 3-parent technique to treat infertility

By<p>This is the first baby to be born using a particular “3-parent-baby” technique to treat infertility.<p>The girl was born on 5 January in a fertility …

Babies

The case for defeating death

The most outspoken opponent of death by aging in the scientific community is probably Aubrey de Grey, a British biologist with a PhD from Cambridge …

Longevity

Why Elephant DNA Could Revolutionise Cancer Treatment

Just 3 per cent of elephants succumb to the disease.<p>Scientists have known for some time that cancer is unusually rare in elephants. Just three per cent of the giant mammals succumb to the disease over their lifetime. Now we’re starting to understand why.<p>Josh Schiffman, a paediatric oncologist from …

Cancer

Do We Need an International Body to Regulate Genetic Engineering?

Imagine a scenario, perhaps a few years from now, in which Canada decides to release thousands of mosquitoes genetically modified to fight the spread …

Genetic Engineering

Turns Out There’s More Than One Way to Make a 3-Parent Baby

Remember everything you <i>thought</i> you knew about three-parent babies? Good, prepare to unlearn all of it. While the first such baby was born via …

Babies

Genetic 'signatures' may someday help us stop the most aggressive cancers in their tracks

Close<p>Tech & Science<p>Many Women With Breast Cancer Treated Needlessly<p>Many women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram are...<p>Tech & Science<p>Breath …

Cancer

DNA-testing smartphone aims to tackle drugs resistance

<b>Scientists have built a DNA-analysing smartphone attachment that is a fraction of the cost of lab-based kit.</b><p>The creators of the phone-powered pathology microscope believe it could be mass produced for less than $500 (£406) a unit.<p>They say it could help doctors treat cancer, tuberculosis and other …

Genetic Testing

Baby born using experimental three-person technique sparks warning from doctors

By David Gilbert on Jan 18, 2017<p>A couple who spent a decade trying to conceive have become the first to successfully use a “three-person IVF” method to treat infertility this month — but experts warn that the treatment is still highly experimental and there is not enough proof that it can improve …

Life Sciences

Theranos Secretly Shut Down Its Weird Blood Testing Labs

Theranos, the bizarre $9 billion startup that claimed it could detect hundreds of conditions with just one prick of blood, closed its last testing …

Genetic Testing

New technique for eavesdropping on neurons

New technique for eavesdropping on neurons<p>18 January 2017 <b>|</b> News<p>Researchers from the RadboudUMC Netherlands developed an improved technique to read …

The Brain

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Impede Dengue Transmission

Bugged by the idea of genetically modified mosquitoes?<p>You’re not alone. Even at the height of the Zika outbreak in Miami last summer, many residents …

Viruses

Scientists Find Genes Behind Crooked Legs in Shetland Ponies

Affected ponies are born with splayed, “crooked” legs, which prevent them from moving correctly.<p>Crooked legs in Shetland ponies often result from a …

Life Sciences

New Regulations Become More Lax On Human Experiments | ONE HealthCare Worldwide News

The Obama administration on Wednesday issued new rules intended to protect people who participate in scientific research, stepping back from …

Health Care

I’m a little worried about teaching genetics

I start teaching my genetics class today, and usually I plunge right in to simple Mendelian genetics to get through the easy stuff quickly. I’m …

Life Sciences

Different recombination rates keep highly selfish genes in check

The hamlet fish can be both the father and mother of its offspring – a characteristic that is helping researchers to understand why genes often …

Life Sciences

IPRA accused of leaking document in Glenn Evans case

A former investigator for the soon-to-be-abolished Independent Police Review Authority was accused Wednesday of leaking a confidential IPRA memo …

Policing

Science is at War and the Biggest Battle Yet is Getting Vicious

In December, the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board heard oral arguments in what will prove to be one of the most important patent disputes …

Research

Cell Phone Case Detects Cancer-Related DNA Mutations

The cell phone case has a built-in microscope which uses the device's camera for detecting mutations.

Cancer

AHF Funds Arabian Horse Research Projects

The Arabian Horse Foundation (AHF) has announced $9,694 in equine research funding for support of projects studying juvenile idiopathic epilepsy …

Life Sciences

'Molecular scissors' could point the way to genetic cures

CRISPR, or Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, is essentially a pair of molecule-sized programmable scissors—scissors that …

Life Sciences

New System Could Connect Cell Phones to Real Cells and Treat Disease

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>Microelectronics has …

Life Sciences

This Scientist Is Figuring Out How We'll Exercise in Space

If <i>Wall-E</i> was any indication, the combination of antigravity and a digitally-reliant lifestyle mean that unless we figure out a way to hack …

Exercise

This affordable attachment can turn your smartphone into a DNA sequencer

Smartphone-based microscope makes DNA sequencing and genetic mutation analysis accessible and affordable, even for those living remotely<p>Whilst DNA …

DNA sequencing