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genes

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Is there a gene that keeps you single?

Scientists in China say they've identified a gene that may play a role in some people being uncomfortable in relationships.

By November 21, 2014

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Affordable 'CSI': Detect Ebola, cancer genes at home

A Kickstarter campaign aims to bring the tools of DNA analysis to biohackers and researchers without access to expensive lab equipment.

By November 10, 2014

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Biologists switch on gene, extend flies' lives 30 percent

UCLA biologists may have just found a "fountain of youth" gene. In fruit flies, at least.

By September 11, 2014

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Six IQ points smarter? There might be a gene for that

A pair of scientists say the KL-VS gene seems to not only prolong life but also to boost cognitive faculties.

By May 10, 2014

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Got the 'Star Wars' collector gene? Advice on turning droids to dollars

A rare "Empire Strikes Back" action figure just sold for $11,683, but "Star Wars" collector Steve Sansweet says fans wanting to gamble on collecting might not find the gold mine they're looking for.

By February 26, 2014

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Sneaky 'nanobeacon' delivers smackdown to cancer cells' defenses

By silencing a mechanism that allows cancer cells to reject anti-cancer drugs, a new breakthrough out of MIT and Harvard could dramatically increase the efficacy of treatment.

By March 3, 2015

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Human DNA gives mice bigger brains

Injecting mouse embryos with a human DNA sequence leads to a marked increase in brain size -- and may provide insights into Alzheimer's.

By February 22, 2015

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Self-heal like Wolverine? Gene discovery might hold clues

In a discovery by a Harvard researcher, a reactivated gene found in embryos helps mice regrow clipped parts of their ears and toes. Could the "fountain of youth" gene hold promise for humans too?

By November 11, 2013

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The inspiring stories of women who helped shape science and tech

A dedicated site hosts women connected to the White House telling their favourite stories of trailblazing women in science and technology.

By January 11, 2015

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Many types of cancers are merely bad luck, study shows

Rather than being caused by lifestyle choices, many cancers are merely the result of freak mutations, says a new US study.

By January 3, 2015