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genetics

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Scientists create 'alien' life form with artificial genetic code

For the first time, researchers create a new organism based on E. coli that passes along artificially engineered DNA.

By May 7, 2014

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Researchers 'edit' faulty DNA to cure genetic disease in mice

A team of MIT researchers has successfully cured a rare genetic liver disease in mice by "editing" the DNA to correct the mutated gene.

By April 22, 2014

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DNA analysis uncovers genetic errors behind 12 major cancers

Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis say it may someday be possible to perform a single test to screen for a wide range of cancer types.

By October 16, 2013

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Genetic groove: Your DNA profile as a unique song

The IDNAtity app translates your genetic markers into a unique theme song.

By August 26, 2013

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Kickstarter bans genetically engineered rewards

After a project to fund a glowing plant skyrocketed to success, the crowdfunding site quietly added a new rule to its creator guidelines to ban genetically modified organisms.

By August 21, 2013

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FDA approves bionic eye for adults with rare genetic disease

The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System includes an eyeglass-mounted camera, a portable video processing unit, and an array of electrodes implanted onto the retina to allow the patient to detect light and dark.

By February 14, 2013

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Are math skills genetic?

Research from Johns Hopkins University suggests that some people are naturally good at math, whereas others may never be.

By August 14, 2011

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New lab-on-a-chip genetic analysis resembles pinball

University of British Columbia researchers invent a silicone chip they say could revolutionize genetic analysis by allowing individual cells to fall into place like balls in a pinball machine.

By July 26, 2011

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Genetically modified tobacco plants to fight HIV?

U.K. researchers announce approval to launch the first human clinical trial of a genetically modified anti-HIV microbicide called P2G12, grown in Germany.

By July 19, 2011

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Genetically engineered human kidney cell shoots laser beam

Scientists have created the first 'living laser' using a human kidney cell. No cells were harmed in the experiment.

By June 14, 2011