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  1. Gene research centre develops new Down's testRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | Bicester Advertiser

    A NEW test for Down's syndrome could spare mothers-to-be the stress of amniocentesis and other invasive procedures. Oxford Gene Technology's method checks an unborn baby's DNA simply by analysing a blood sample from its mum.


  2. Roche NimbleGen Introduces Advanced RNA-Seq Target Enrichment Tools for In-Depth Transcriptome ...Read the original story

    15 min ago | B3C

    Pleasanton, CA, USA, October 30, 2014 / B3C newswire / - Roche announced the launch of the SeqCap RNA Target Enrichment System for RNA-Seq applications. This offering includes a comprehensive lncRNA design and a full range of custom enrichment offerings.


  3. Google developing cancer, heart attack detectorRead the original story w/Photo

    42 min ago | The Daily Star

    Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible. The company is working on technology that combines disease-detecting nanoparticles, which would enter a patient's bloodstream via a swallowed pill, with a wrist-worn sensor.


  4. 6 Fitness Myths that Need to be BustedRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago |

    ... of our muscles. This means that our muscles are getting a good stretch. Issues with flexibility occur because of genetics and a whole host of lifestyle choices. Besides that, using a partial range of motion in the weight room can cause flexibility ...


  5. RetroSense Therapeutics Granted Orphan Drug Designation for Lead...Read the original story

    1 hr ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

    RetroSense Therapeutics, LLC, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Orphan Drug designation for the Company's lead product RST-001 for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa . RetroSense Therapeutics is developing RST-001 as a first-in-class gene therapy application of optogenetics designed to restore vision to those affected by RP.


  6. Photo Release -- Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Raises $3.2 Million This YearRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | GlobeNewswire

    ... Schneider, Vera Bradley Investigator. Schneider is an associate professor of medicine and of medical and molecular genetics and the Associate Director of the Institute for Personalized Medicine at the IU School of Medicine. He is also a member of ...


  7. Scientists link 60 genes to autismRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CNN

    ... 11 genes that had been confirmed with this level of certainty. Though other studies have shown the importance of genetics in the development of autism, experts say these new studies zero in on the exact nature of the genetic mutations that cause the ...


  8. Southampton scientists in Ebola breakthroughRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daily Echo

    Prof Bill Keevil, chair of environmental healthcare at the University of Southampton, said: "Based on our research on viruses of similar genetic structure, we expect copper surfaces to inactivate Ebola, and to help control the spread of this virus if employed for publicly-used touch surfaces." The research stemmed from previous studies where copper was found to contain the spread of the winter vomiting bug norovirus.


  9. a Brits genetically 'programmed' to be grumpy - reportRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Russia Taday

    ... lowest percentage of people with the short version of the serotonin gene," he told the Times. However, Oswald said genetics was not the only factor which contributed to someone's overall level of happiness, noting that other factors, including ...


  10. Donor shortage: UK opens National Sperm Bank to meet rising demand for donorsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Fort Francis Times

    Britain opened a National Sperm Bank on Thursday to help meet rising demand for donors. Officials said it is designed to help single women, men with fertility problems and same-sex couples to build families.


  11. Novel loci associated with usual sleep duration: the CHARGE Consortium Genome-Wide Association Study.Read the original story

    1 hr ago | CiteULike

    Usual sleep duration is a heritable trait correlated with psychiatric morbidity, cardiometabolic disease and mortality, although little is known about the genetic variants influencing this trait. A genome-wide association study of usual sleep duration was conducted using 18 population-based cohorts totaling 47 180 individuals of European ancestry.


  12. Genetic studies of Crohn's disease: past, present and future.Read the original story

    1 hr ago | CiteULike

    The exact aetiology of Crohn's disease is unknown, though it is clear from early epidemiological studies that a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors contributes to an individual's disease susceptibility. Here, we review the history of gene-mapping studies of Crohn's disease, from the linkage-based studies that first implicated the NOD2 locus, through to modern-day genome-wide association studies that have discovered over 140 loci associated with Crohn's disease and yielded novel insights into the biological pathways underlying pathogenesis.


  13. Joint analysis of functional genomic data and genome-wide association studies of 18 human traits.Read the original story

    1 hr ago | CiteULike

    ... number of loci with high-confidence associations by around 5%. Copyright A 2014 The American Society of Human Genetics. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


  14. Science: Nobel Prize-winning doctor backs Christie's quarantine planRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Hot Air

    ... defends the body from infection by other organisms, like Ebola. He is currently the Director of the Center for the Genetics of Host Defense at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas - the first U.S. city to treat an Ebola ...


  15. Genetic Predisposition to Increased Blood Cholesterol and...Read the original story

    1 hr ago | CiteULike

    Although altered lipid metabolism has been extensively implicated in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease through cell biological, epidemiological, and genetic studies, the molecular mechanisms linking cholesterol and AD pathology are still not well understood and contradictory results have been reported. We have used a Mendelian randomization approach to dissect the causal nature of the association between circulating lipid levels and late onset AD and test the hypothesis that genetically raised lipid levels increase the risk of LOAD.


  16. The Human Spirit: BRCA on my mindRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Jerusalem Post

    ... on families with multiple cases of breast cancer, so-called cancer-prone families. In 1994, a group at Myriad Genetics in Salt Lake City, Utah, led by geneticist Mark Skolnick, isolated and sequenced BRCA1. They were working with Mormon, not Jewish, ...


  17. Public need better information about screening, say MPsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    People are not always provided with sufficient information about the risks of screening for chronic diseases such as cancer, according to an influential group of MPs. Screening healthy people can detect disease earlier and allow for more effective treatment.


  18. Guarding your girl linked to sperm quality in humansRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    Mate guarding in humans is quite broad and can include anything from physically defending a partner to giving flowers, jewellery or an engagement ring. Credit: iStock Men who perform "mate guarding" behaviours such as staying close to their wife or girlfriend at a party are likely to have poorer-quality sperm than men who do not, research suggests.


  19. Vaccine-makers and Ebola: Giving it a shotRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Economist

    ... between companies, regulators, governments and bodies such as the WHO. Two candidates, GSK's and one from NewLink Genetics, an American firm, will be ready for testing in West Africa by the end of the year. Health-care workers will be the ...


  20. Forget the holograms, Michael Jackson cloned himself before his death....Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | Corks 96fm

    The King of Pop passed away in June 2009 from acute Propofol intoxication, but in the years leading up to his demise he paid millions of dollars to European scientists engaged in cutting edge genetic research to create replicas of himself. Yep, "replicas".