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The genetic basis for a particular human syndrome that involves cleft palate, epilepsy and respiratory difficulties has been identified by researchers.
"I couldn't catch everything everyone was saying in meetings or in restaurants, and I'd have to ask family members to repeat themselves," says Reiser, 66, of El Cerrito.
These days, it's faster and cheaper than ever to decipher a person's entire DNA.
Twin astronauts are ready to shed blood for space exploration - and that could lead to insights into some of the hottest topics in biomedicine.
US stocks were set for a flat open on Tuesday after a slight decline in the prior session left the S&P 500 within striking distance of its recent record high and amid investor caution as tensions in Ukraine continued.
When President Bill Clinton announced in 2000 that Craig Venter and Dr. Francis Collins of the National Human Genome Research Institute had succeeded in mapping the human genome, he solemnly declared that the discovery would "revolutionize" the treatment of virtually all human disease.
Scientists have proposed a new technique that allows the detection of adulterated saffron spice.
Josh is joined by Stephen Jacobson and Michal Friedman to debate the motivation behind Spain's decision to open their arms to the descendants of those who once fled the country due to persecution.
Will you be alive five years from now? New research suggests it might be possible to predict if you'll die from a medical condition in the next half-decade.
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Since Matt Simmonds' death on July 6, 2011, a series of procedural changes and extra training have been implemented at Southampton General Hospital's Respiratory High Dependency Unit.
The system that allows the sharing of genetic material between bacteria -- and therefore the spread of antibiotic resistance -- has been uncovered by a team of scientists.
It's science fair season, when students of all ages assemble dioramas and construct projects to explain complex science in an understandable way.
Months after receiving a warning from FDA, 23andMe's CEO delivered a SXSW keynote on company's future and the growing trend of consumer genetics.
University of California students who drink coffee to get through the day will soon be able to study the science behind the beverage.
Mutations in a gene associated with leukemia cause a newly described condition that affects growth and intellectual development in children, new research reports.