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Scientists create human stem cells through cloning

Scientists create human stem cells through cloning | Genetics | Scoop.it
The breakthrough means human embryos are no longer needed, which could reignite the field of stem-cell medicine.
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Bringing Light | Bert Klasey, Chris Baron & James Allen Smith

BRINGING LIGHT is a Finalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition, and has also been recognized as an Audience Favorite. Watch more finalists at…
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Tumor paint using scorpioan venom to see brain tumors.

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Human embryonic stem cells created from adult tissue for first time

Human embryonic stem cells created from adult tissue for first time | Genetics | Scoop.it
The cells, made with cloning technique behind Dolly the sheep, have the potential to regenerate damaged organs and tissues

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Rob Dawson's curator insight, May 16, 2013 5:54 AM

The Roslin Institute's research on Dolly the sheep mentioned

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Blueberries and strawberries could cut heart attack risk in women

Blueberries and strawberries could cut heart attack risk in women | Genetics | Scoop.it
Eating strawberries and blueberries three or more times a week may help women cut their risk of a heart attack by a third, according to new research.

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UK scientists bid to mimic plant energy creation

UK scientists bid to mimic plant energy creation | Genetics | Scoop.it
£800,000 research project will attempt to replicate photosynthesis in order to make a more efficient renewable fuel

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Scientists Discover Potential New Target In Fight Against ‘Superbug’

University of Cambridge researchers have discovered how an antibiotic-resistant superbug exploits oxygen-limited conditions in the lungs


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Rob Dawson's curator insight, January 31, 2013 6:41 AM

The research, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and published in Open Biology, shows that an infection pathway in P. aeruginosa is activated when the bug encounters low-oxygen conditions.

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Scientists decode pig genome

Scientists decode pig genome | Genetics | Scoop.it

Pigs and humans share 112 DNA mutations which in man have been linked to obesity, diabetes, dyslexia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, a team from the United States and Europe found.


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Viruses act like 'self-packing suitcases'

Viruses act like 'self-packing suitcases' | Genetics | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Leeds have identified a crucial stage in the lifecycle of simple viruses like polio and the common cold that could open a new front in the war on viral disease.
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Molecule key to cell development

Molecule key to cell development | Genetics | Scoop.it
Scientists in Dundee believe they have uncovered a key step in how cells turn into tissues and organs.

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Gene studies and gene sequencing used to unravel autism puzzle

Gene studies and gene sequencing used to unravel autism puzzle | Genetics | Scoop.it
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A sweeping study of hundreds of families with autism has found that spontaneous mutations can occur in a parent's sperm or egg cells that increase a child's risk for autism, and fathers...
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Plant's light switch could be used to control cells

Plant's light switch could be used to control cells | Genetics | Scoop.it
A scientists shines a blue light on yeast and mammalian cells in her lab and the edges of them start to glow. The effect is the result of a light-activated switch from a plant that has been inserted into the cell.
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Questions About Bird Flu Research Swirl Around Private WHO Meeting : NPR

Questions About Bird Flu Research Swirl Around Private WHO Meeting : NPR | Genetics | Scoop.it
A small group has gathered at the World Health Organization in Geneva to discuss a controversy over experiments that generated genetically altered viruses. After the meeting, which ends Friday, the WHO will announce what happened behind closed doors.
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Scientists Show That Jurassic Park-Style Dinosaur Cloning Couldn't Happen - Forbes

Scientists Show That Jurassic Park-Style Dinosaur Cloning Couldn't Happen - Forbes | Genetics | Scoop.it
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Scientists Show That Jurassic Park-Style Dinosaur Cloning Couldn't Happen
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There are quite a few things about the movie Jurassic Park that aren't very scientific.
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Down's syndrome cells 'fixed' in first step towards chromosome therapy

Down's syndrome cells 'fixed' in first step towards chromosome therapy | Genetics | Scoop.it
Researchers shut down the extra chromosome responsible for Down's syndrome, paving the way for future treatments
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'Quadruple helix' DNA in humans

'Quadruple helix' DNA in humans | Genetics | Scoop.it
Cambridge University scientists say they have seen four-stranded DNA at work in human cells for the first time and wonder if it might provide a target for the development of novel anti-cancer treatments.
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Bugs' Odd Behavior Governed By 'Supergene,' Scientists Say

Bugs' Odd Behavior Governed By 'Supergene,' Scientists Say | Genetics | Scoop.it

Whether fire ants bow to one queen or accept many rulers depends on one long strand of genes, a new study finds.


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Rob Dawson's curator insight, January 21, 2013 4:58 AM

Dr Wurm recieved BBSRC funding

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Quadruplex DNA found in human cells

Quadruplex DNA found in human cells | Genetics | Scoop.it
60 years after Watson and Crick's ground breaking paper described the double helix structure of DNA, researchers at the University of Cambridge have observed four-stranded DNA structures within human cells.

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Rob Dawson's curator insight, January 31, 2013 6:35 AM

The findings mark the culmination of a 10 year investigation, part-funded by BBSRC

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New Mutations Discovered in Melanomas

New Mutations Discovered in Melanomas | Genetics | Scoop.it
The changes are in regions that control genes, not in the genes themselves, and they are exactly the type caused by exposure to ultraviolet light.
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The telomerase connection!

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Epigenetic answers from archived Guthrie cards - Media release - BBSRC

Epigenetic answers from archived Guthrie cards - Media release - BBSRC | Genetics | Scoop.it
Over the last 50 years, the spotting of newborn’s blood onto filter paper for disease screening, called Guthrie cards, has become routine…...
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Researchers discover gene that permanently stops cancer cell proliferation

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered a mutant form of the gene, Chk1, that when expressed in cancer cells, permanently stopped their proliferation and caused cell death without the addition of any...
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Aspirin and cancer prevention: National Cancer Institute

Aspirin and cancer prevention: National Cancer Institute | Genetics | Scoop.it
NCI's biweekly online newsletter provides useful, timely information about cancer research to the cancer community.
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Cancer rates continue downward trend | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Cancer rates continue downward trend | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Genetics | Scoop.it
New cancer cases have been falling at a rate of about half a percent each year since 1999.
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