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    Chances Are
    The New York Times , 25-Apr-2010

    ABSTRACT: Have you ever had that anxiety dream where you suddenly realize you have to take the final exam in some course you’ve never attended? For professors, it works the other way around — you dream you’re giving a lecture for a class you know nothing about.

    Genetic testing: Are you at risk of disease from your family?
    Telegraph.co.uk , 03-May-2010

    ABSTRACT: Genetic screening can cut deaths from ovarian cancer.

    Deadly breast cancer had 50 mutations, study finds
    Reuters , 15-Apr-2010

    ABSTRACT: Breast tumors that killed an American woman with so-called "triple negative" cancer had 50 separate mutations, including 20 that helped them spread, researchers reported on Wednesday.

    DNA Genotek's Sample Collection Blog
    Blog dnagenotek.com , 31-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: Saliva is one of the most accessible of our body's bio-fluids making saliva sample collection easy and non-invasive. Saliva also harbours a wide spectrum of genetic data that can be used for genetic research and clinical diagnostic applications. It might surprise you to know that much confusion surrounds the source of genomic DNA in saliva. It certainly came as a surprise to me when I met with a number of customers on a recent trip across the continent.

    Guest Post: Putting GC into DTC
    The DNA Exchange , 16-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: Jill Davies is a Genetic Counsellor and the Director of Genetics at the Medcan Clinic, Canada’s leading preventive health care clinic. She has over 10 years of experience in genetic counseling and has worked in partnership with Dr. Lea Velsher (medical geneticist) to develop a preventive genetic service at Medcan. Read her full bio here.

    Why everything you've been told about evolution is wrong
    guardian.co.uk , 19-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: What if Darwin's theory of natural selection is inaccurate? What if the way you live now affects the life expectancy of your descendants? Evolutionary thinking is having a revolution . . .

    Judge Invalidates Human Gene Patent
    The New York Times , 29-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: A federal judge on Monday struck down patents on two genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer. The decision, if upheld, could throw into doubt the patents covering thousands of human genes and reshape the law of intellectual property

    Pioneering DNA-swap to stop parents passing on serious illness to children
    News.scotsman.com , 15-Apr-2010

    ABSTRACT: DEVASTATING inherited diseases could be prevented using a groundbreaking DNA-swapping technique, research suggests.

    US seeks to make science free for all
    Nature News , 07-Apr-2010

    ABSTRACT: Moves to make research funded by the US government available to everyone could mark a turning point in a publishing revolution. Declan Butler reports.

    Scientists identify autism susceptibility genes
    DNA India , 26-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: A group of researchers has identified two genes associated with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) in a study of 661 families.

    Study links vascular disease to genetics
    UPI.com , 25-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: U.S. and Canadian scientists say they've discovered how a genetic disease known mainly for life-threatening tumors also can cause sudden death in children.

    Model of Genetic Epilepsy Shows Which Neurons are Affected
    HealthNewsDigest.com , 26-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: Scientists have created a mouse model of a genetic form of human epilepsy called GEFS+ (generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus). In humans, GEFS+ begins with febrile seizures (seizure caused by high fever) in early childhood and progresses to seizures not linked to fever later on.

    Pathway Genomics Genetic Health Report helps make more informed health and lifestyle decisions
    THE MEDICAL NEWS , 27-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: You may not suffer from any form of heart disease, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, but you could have a predisposition for these conditions based on more than just your lifestyle or diet. A family history of diabetes, gout, high blood pressure or high blood cholesterol can increase one’s risk regardless of lifestyle. Race is also a factor. African Americans, for example, have elevated risk of developing high blood pressure, which increases their chance of developing heart disease and stroke. However, neither lifestyle, family history, nor race represent a guarantee that you will or will not be afflicted.

    British boy suffers unidentified genetic disorder
    PTI News , 27-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: A case of rare genetic disorder in a six-year-old British boy has left his doctors clueless about treatment as he is the only known person to suffer from a condition that leaves him with an extra half chromosome in all of his cells.

    Doctors use genetic code to make groundbreaking diagnosis
    Journal Sentinel , 27-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: In work that advances medicine's ability to search our genes for the causes of disease, researchers from Wisconsin have sequenced a young boy's genes and pinpointed the genetic trigger of an illness that had baffled doctors.

    Genetics Offers New Hope for Regrowing Lost Limbs
    Tonic , 18-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: One of the drawbacks to being a mammal is that, unlike our friends the starfish and the salamander, among others, who possess the ability to regrow lost body parts, if we suffer the misfortune of losing a limb, it's gone. Medical researchers however are hard at work on the case, bringing us nearer to the point where we can transcend these limits in our biological inheritance.

    Breast Cancer: The Genetics Connection
    Eyewitness News , 18-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: Two experts on genetics Dr. Diane Esposito and Dr. David Hyman will offer the latest information on genetics and breast cancer, including genetic alterations in tumor cells that can guide medical treatment, changes that we see in breast cancer genomes and tumor progression, and what people need to think about when considering genetic testing. The forum, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Wednesday, May 26, at 7 pm at Adelphi University's Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City.

    Scientists find key genes which control blood-clotting
    BBC News , 18-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: Scientists in Edinburgh have identified key genes which could help shed light on the causes of deep vein thrombosis and some types of stroke.

    Genetics Add Little to Breast Cancer Risk Prediction
    MedPage Today , 18-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: The addition of genetic information only modestly improved breast cancer risk assessment in an analysis of 5,600 cases.

    Reviews Project Flaws on Gene Expression Signatures
    TopNews United States , 19-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: The U. S. National Cancer Institute's research lays an argument on gene expression-based prognostic signatures in lung cancer and suggests that the signatures are not yet ready for prime time.

    Gene therapy has success restoring vision
    Augusta Chronicle , 19-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: A long-sought holy grail of medicine, gene therapy seems to be reversing a form of childhood blindness, and other genome-based treatments might not be far behind, the director of the National Eye Institute told an Augusta conference Friday.

    Common Genetic Variants Have Little Effect on Breast Cancer Prediction
    MIT Technology Review (blog) , 19-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: The types of genetic factors identified in direct to consumer genetic tests probably won't help most women.

    New statistical method for genetic studies could cut computation time from years to hours
    Webnewswire.com , 21-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: In the ongoing quest to identify the genetic factors involved in disease, scientists have increasingly turned to genome-wide association studies, or GWAS, which enable the scanning of up to a million genetic markers in thousands of individuals.

    Fast tracking dairy genetics
    Stock and Land , 21-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: Genetic gain in Australian dairy herds is about to get a helping hand, thanks to genomics - the use of DNA data to help in the calculation of Australian Breeding Values to predict the commercial performance of animals.

    Nanotech robots deliver gene therapy through blood
    Reuters , 21-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: researchers have developed tiny nanoparticle robots that can travel through a patient's blood and into tumors where they deliver a therapy that turns off an important cancer gene.

    Gene can lead to lung cancer in non-smokers
    Telegraph.co.uk , 21-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: Scientists have identified a gene which can lead to lung cancer in people who have never smoked a cigarette.

    Genetics play role in pain tolerance
    Columbia Daily Tribune , 21-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: Ever noticed how two people can suffer from back pain, say, but one will moan and groan and take to bed while the other will get up and about and on with life? Pain specialists have often noted that conditions that seem similar on the outside can cause widely varying amounts of reported pain.

    Genetic Differences for 'Test Tube' Babies?
    WebMD Health News , 22-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: Babies born via IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies (ART) have more genetic differences than do babies conceived naturally, according to a researcher, although the majority of the ''test tube'' babies he studied are still within the normal range.

    Gene study raises health fears for IVF babies
    Financial Times(FT.com ) , 22-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: Studies show that babies conceived using assisted reproductive technologies may suffer higher rates of obesity or diabetes than others

    Genetic Factors Can Help Predict Risk for Kidney Disease
    American Technion Society , 23-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: Israeli and American researchers have identified new genetic data that could be used in the future to predict who will develop end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). ESKD requires dialysis or transplantation to sustain life, and is fatal in most regions of the world, where these treatments are not available.

    Cancer treatment aided by gene find
    Nursing in Practice , 24-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: Scientists have revealed that an error with a gene can result in some women failing to respond to breast cancer treatment.

    Can genes predict drug response?
    Biomedical Computation

    ABSTRACT: Decades of steady progress in pharmacogenetics have unearthed hundreds of associations between genes and drug response. But the field has to solve some theoretical and practical issues before it can deliver on the promise of personalized drug therapy.

    Can genes predict drug response?
    NHS , 01-Mar-2010

    ABSTRACT: Researchers have identified “a genetic signature that can determine whether breast cancer is likely to respond to a common treatment”, The Times reported. It said researchers had found that measuring the activity of six genes could forecast whether a breast tumour was sensitive to paclitaxel (Taxol), a chemotherapy drug.

    Waking the Dead: Scientists Reconstruct Nuclear Genome of Extinct Human Being
    ScienceDaily , 10-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have become the first to reconstruct the nuclear genome of an extinct human being. It is the first time an ancient genome has been reconstructed in detail.

    Small dogs originate in Middle East, says gene study
    BBC News  , 24-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: Small dogs may all originate from the Middle East, according to research from the University of California.

    Genetic screening for equine embryos takes leap forward
    DVM NEWSMAGAZINE , 24-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: The ability to choose certain genetic traits in equine embryo transfer just took a giant step forward.

    Genetic factors may help predict kidney disease risk
    One India , 24-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: Scientists in Israel and US have identified new genetic factors that they say can help predict who will develop end-stage kidney disease (ESKD).

    Gene-based therapy may help treat HIV-infected individuals
    Indian express , 26-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: Scientists have successfully removed CCR5 — a cell receptor to which HIV-1 binds for infection but which the human body does not need — from human cells.

    Gene Therapy Gives Hope in Virulent Form of Cancer
    ABC News Medical Unit , 25-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: Despite years of research, the last significant new treatment for the severe form of skin cancer came out in 1992 -- and only 5 percent to 10 percent of cancer patients get any lasting results with that treatment.

    Gene Mutation in Mice Sheds Light on Autism
    HealthDay News , 25-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: New research is providing more insight into a gene linked to autism in humans: When the gene is turned off in mice, they have trouble learning and become obsessive.

    Genetic tests may affect birth rate
    The Auburn Plainsman , 24-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: Many inherited diseases seem to becoming less prevalent as a result of genetic testing, according to research by the Associated Press.

    Exploring links between genes, violence, environment
    chicagotribune.com , 25-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: Serving nine years for fatally stabbing a man who had ridiculed his appearance, Abdelmalek Bayout was just another convict in an Italian prison until his attorney made a unique plea to have his sentence reduced. Bayout was born with genes for violence, his lawyer argued, marshaling lab reports and expert testimony. In 2009, an appeals judge in Trieste lopped a year off Bayout's sentence.

    Scientists Make Important Discovery in Gene Regulation
    ScienceDaily , 26-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: Scientists at the University of Essex have a greater understanding of how our genes are controlled following a major research project.

    Genes for baby-teeth timing found
    CBC.ca , 26-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: By analyzing the genetic code of 6,000 people in Finland and the United Kingdom, researchers found gene variants linked with the time the first tooth appears and with the number of teeth by age one.

    Breast cancer growth gene identified
    United Press International - News. , 18-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: medical researchers say they have identified the gene that enables breast cancer growth and metastasis.

    Phase II HIV Gene Therapy Trial Has Encouraging Results
    ScienceDaily , 19-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine presented the results from an ongoing Phase I/II open-label clinical trial of Lexgenleucel-T at the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in San Francisco, CA on February 18. Lexgenleucel-T is a cell and gene therapy product being investigated for the treatment of HIV infection. The current study examined the effect of Lexgenleucel-T infusions in HIV-1 infected individuals prior to being taken off their antiretroviral treatment (HAART) regimens as part of the study design's scheduled treatment interruption.

    Gene test can identify bits of cancer in blood
    Reuters , 18-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: A personalized blood test can tell whether a patient's cancer has spread or come back, offering a better way to see if treatments are working, U.S. researchers said on Thursday.

    Scientists Spot Genetic 'Fingerprints' of Individual Cancers
    HealthDay News , 18-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: Researchers have found a way to analyze the "fingerprint" of a cancer, and then use that fingerprint to track the trajectory of that particular tumor in that particular person.

    Population Genetics Approach Identifies Susceptibility Variants For Viral Infections
    red orbit , 19-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: Viruses have played a role in shaping human genetic variability, according to a study published February 19 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics. The researchers, from the Don C. Gnocchi and Eugenio Medea Scientific Institutes, the University of Milan and the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, used population genetics approaches to identify gene variants that augment susceptibility to viral infections or protect from such infections.

    Cancer's genetic fingerprints can improve treatment, researchers say
    North County Times , 19-Feb-2010

    ABSTRACT: Cancers can be genetically tested to determine how dangerous they are, whether patients have been cured, and to possibly spare some patients from unnecessary chemotherapy, according to research from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

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