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DNA-testing dog poo: Spanish city on the scent of owners who don't pick up
Tarragona has threatened to use a DNA database of registered dogs to match droppings found on the street to dog owners Spain’s north-eastern city of Tarragona has threatened to use DNA analysis of dog droppings to track down owners who fail to clear up their pet’s mess.
Genetics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015, 9:07am
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Octopus Genome Offers Insights Into One Of Ocean's Cleverest Oddballs
Octopuses are cool. They can regrow lost arms, change the color of their skin, and are surprisingly smart. Scientists who sequenced the first octopus genome say it's nearly as big as a person's.
Genetics
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 13, 2015, 10:59am
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Hornless cattle will herald a gene-editing revolution on farms
Gene editing has created cattle that do not need painful horn removal. The same technique can spare other new breeds from suffering or culling
Genetics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 13, 2015, 10:59am
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How Did Rare White Whale Spotted Off Australia Get That Way?
A fluke of genetics can produce animals with no pigment at all—albinos—or creatures that are mostly white.
Genetics
Source: National Geographic News
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015, 9:46am
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Scientists in Iran clone endangered mouflon – born to domestic sheep
Poaching has driven the Isfahan mouflon close to extinction in Iran, where scientists are hailing the rare successful example of interspecies cloning
Genetics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 06, 2015, 7:43am
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Cancer scare halts pioneering stem-cell trial to cure blindness
The first ever trial of reprogrammed stem cells is put on hold while scientists investigate whether the procedure caused a potentially cancerous mutation
Genetics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Jul 31, 2015, 12:58pm
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'Gay genes': science is on the right track, we're born this way. Let’s deal with it.
A recent article argued that sexuality is down to choice, not genetics. But the scientific evidence says otherwise, and points to a strong biological origin
Genetics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Jul 24, 2015, 8:19am
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Mysterious link emerges between Native Americans and people half a globe away
Traces of Australo-Melanesian ancestry in some Native Americans could shed light on the peopling of the Americas
Genetics
Source: Science
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015, 1:24pm
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Scientists use 'therapeutic cloning' to fix mitochondrial genes
U.S. researchers have used a controversial cloning technique to make new, healthy, perfectly matched stem cells from the skin of patients with mitochondrial diseases in a first step toward treatment for these incurable, life-threatening conditions.
Genetics
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 16, 2015, 10:42am
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Genetic Tweaks Are Restoring Hearing In Animals, Raising Hopes For People
The latest accomplishment for gene therapy involves mice with inherited deafness. Meanwhile, the drugmaker Novartis is conducting the first trial of gene therapy for people with hearing loss.
Genetics
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 09, 2015, 9:20am
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Could these piglets become Britain's first commercially viable GM animals?
Pigs ‘edited’ with a warthog gene to resist African swine fever could help spawn GM animal farms in the UK
Genetics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015, 12:40pm
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Once And Future Nut: How Genetic Engineering May Bring Back Chestnuts
The American chestnut is poised to return — as a bionic, blight-resistant tree. Scientists hope to plant about 10,000 transgenic plantlets to pollinate trees in the "wild."
Genetics
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
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Hunt for Viking DNA among Normandy residents riles anti-racism activists
British scientists searching for evidence of Norse colonisation in the communities of the Cotentin peninsula warn of ‘sensitivities’ over the issue
Genetics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015, 8:38am
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Egg or sperm? Scientists identify a gene that makes the call
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Providing insight into the sometimes mysterious biology of reproduction, researchers in Japan have identified a gene that controls whether the reproductive precursor cells known as germ cells eventually become sperm or eggs.
Genetics
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
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More Evidence That Parents' Ages Could Influence Autism Risk
A large, international study found that kids born to older parents had higher rates of autism. Having a teen mom or parents with a large gap between their ages also increased the autism odds.
Genetics
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 11, 2015, 12:39pm
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First evidence of how parents' lives could change children's DNA
A process that wipes egg and sperm cells clean misses some genes out, explaining how your bad habits may affect the DNA of your children and grandchildren
Genetics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 04, 2015, 5:57pm
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Rebooting the Human Genome
The official map of the human genome can’t tell you everything about your genes. Does graph theory offer a better way?
Genetics
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015, 9:09am
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White House: ethics of human genome editing needs further review
The White House said on Tuesday the ethical issues associated with gene-editing on the human genome need further study by the scientific community and should not be pursued until issues are resolved.
Genetics
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:24am
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Scientists find way to create supersized fruit
Discovery of the genetic changes that yield beefsteak tomatoes presents a new route to bigger fruits
Genetics
Source: Science
Posted on: Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 8:45am
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How Do You Make An Elderly Worm Feel Young Again?
What controls aging? Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon has found a genetic mutation that can more than double the lifespan of a tiny worm, which points to how we might one day significantly extend human life.
Genetics
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:49am
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You And Yeast Have More In Common Than You Might Think
Genetically, at least, not that much has changed in the billion years since you two last shared a relative. Roughly half the 500 genes yeast need for life are interchangeable with the human versions.
Genetics
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:49am
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Hong Kong Anti-Littering Campaign Uses DNA From Trash to Shame People
Hong Kong produces more than 6.5 million tons of trash each year
Genetics
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:50am
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U.S. science leaders to tackle ethics of gene-editing technology
The leading U.S. scientific organization, responding to concerns expressed by scientists and ethicists, has launched an ambitious initiative to recommend guidelines for new genetic technology that has the potential to create "designer babies."
Genetics
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 8:20am
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Are we products of nature or nurture? Science answers age-old question
Twin studies collated over the past 50 years reveal human traits and disease are almost equally determined by genetic and environmental factors
Genetics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 8:20am
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Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases
Genes linked to inflammation are more active in winter, a study hints. That might partly explain why some diseases, including Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, are more likely to start then.
Genetics
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:03am
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How DNA sequencing is transforming the hunt for new drugs
Drug manufacturers have begun amassing enormous troves of human DNA in hopes of significantly shortening the time it takes to identify new drug candidates, a move some say is transforming the development of medicines.
Genetics
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:03am
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HIV immunity: rare gene differences offer hope for treatment
Seven years after the ‘Berlin patient’ was cured of HIV, scientists are looking to natural immunity through genetic variation to create vaccine and gene therapies
Genetics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:10am
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Personalised cancer treatment a step closer with world's first 'living biobank'
Tissue grown from biopsies shown to closely mimic patients’ tumours, allowing researchers to study specific mutations and identify most promising drugs
Genetics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, May 08, 2015, 8:29am
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DNA Testing Could Identify Litterbugs and Dog Poop Miscreants
Anonymous crimes may not be quite so anonymous anymore
Genetics
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Thursday, May 07, 2015, 9:44am
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Human gene editing has arrived – here's why it matters
It's becoming possible to edit our genes to treat and prevent conditions like HIV and sickle cell disease or, more controversially, create designer babies
Genetics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 30, 2015, 8:45am
Rating: | Views: 910 | Comments: 0
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