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Australian Clinic Uses IVF to Search out and Destroy Embryos With Cancer Gene

LifeSiteNews MELBOURNE, February 16, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The eugenic practice of genetic testing to screen out the “unfit” has moved a step forward in Australia. Nathan Charles Runciman, a child born January 20, was conceived in a lab by in … Continue reading

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Promiscuous Queen Bees Maintain Genetic Diversity

Science Daily By mating with nearly 100 males, queen bees on isolated islands avoid inbreeding and keep colonies healthy. The results, published in the current issue of PLoS ONE, focused on giant honey bee colonies on Hainan Island, off the … Continue reading

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Michio Kaku: The Biotech Revolution (BBC)

BBC/Evolution Documentaries Broadcast (2007) Genetics and biotechnology promise a future of unprecedented health and longevity: DNA screening could prevent many diseases, gene therapy could cure them and, thanks to lab-grown organs, the human body could be repaired as easily as … Continue reading

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The Genetic Social Network: Facebook has your Personal Information; Now Google wants your DNA

Daniel Taylor Old-Thinker News Facebook has amassed a gigantic database of human intelligence from its millions of users. This information has been used by police in the arrest of suspects, and is milked by marketers. What if a similar system … Continue reading

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Anti-insect wheat trials launched

David Shukman BBC News The first experiments with plants genetically modified to repel aphids are under way in the UK. Wheat has been engineered with a gene from a peppermint plant so that it emits a particular pheromone. The smell … Continue reading

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Genetics of Flu Susceptibility: Why the Flu Is Life-Threatening for Some, and Quite Mild for Others

Science Daily A genetic finding could help explain why influenza becomes a life-threating disease to some people while it has only mild effects in others. New research led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has identified for the first time … Continue reading

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Cancer epigenetics: Breakthrough in ID’ing target genes

Jade Boyd EurekAlert HOUSTON — Cancer is usually attributed to faulty genes, but growing evidence from the field of cancer epigenetics indicates a key role for the gene “silencing” proteins that stably turn genes off inside the cell nucleus. A … Continue reading

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The Genetic Ripple Effect of Hardship

Shirley S. Wang Wall Street Journal Our experiences in life don’t just affect how we learn and behave, they can also mark our genes and influence our children, a growing body of research suggests. Stressful events and drug use appear … Continue reading

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Celiac Disease: Unhealthy or Healthy Response To Wheat?

Sayer Ji GreenMedInfo Celiac disease (CD) is increasingly being recognized as a global problem, due in large part to the role that molecular science has played in revealing that the genetic locus of susceptibility for the disease on chromosome 6, … Continue reading

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Genetic Parkinson’s disease brain cells made in lab

Michelle Roberts BBC News Scientists in the US have successfully made human brain cells in the lab that are an exact replica of genetically caused Parkinson’s disease. The breakthrough means they can now see exactly how mutations in the parkin … Continue reading

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