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Should the U.S. prohibit reproductive cloning? Special

Researchers have produced stem cell lines using somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) from cells, making human reproductive cloning more technically feasible. Is this a good idea?
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 10 comments

Gene clue opens paths to treat child brain cancer

Paris - Genetic mutations found in brain tumours in children have opened up intriguing avenues to tackle this lethal form of cancer, researchers said on Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Removal of fat gene may slow down aging

A single gene appears to play a key role in coordinating the immune system and metabolism. Research suggests that deleting the gene in mice reduces body fat and extends lifespan.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Why some breast cancer treatments fail

Scientists have found why a type of breast cancer therapy that blocks estrogen synthesis to activate cancer-killing genes sometimes loses its effectiveness. This is because the cancer takes over patient's tumor and re-writes the DNA.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

The first comprehensive atlas of human gene expression

Tokyo - A large international consortium has released the first comprehensive map of gene activity across the human body. It is hoped the findings can help to combat genetic diseases.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Breast cancer gene linked to brain development

The breast cancer-associated gene BRCA1 appears to play a protective role in neural stem cells, a new mouse study has found.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New gene linked to heart attack risk

Detroit - A previously unrecognized gene variation that makes humans have healthier blood lipid levels and reduced risk of heart attacks has been found by researchers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Microbes and genes can affect cancer

Research suggests that the genes of certain bacteria, when they interact with the cells inside a person’s stomach, can influence whether the person is likely to develop cancer or not.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New clues to stopping breast cancer

A new study suggests that a protein has a significant effect on the risk that breast cancer will spread. The study also showed that lowering the protein’s level could reduce chances for the disease to extend beyond the initial tumor.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Tech company aims to find the secret of human aging

Craig Venter, the genomics pioneer is starting a new company that aims to tackle the mysteries of human aging. For the project, Venter has teamed up with stem cell pioneer Dr Robert Hariri and X Prize Foundation founder Dr Peter Diamandis.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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Genome sequence of new coronavirus published

The completed whole genome sequence from the UK case of confirmed novel coronavirus that was diagnosed in September...
Dec 5, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment


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