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  1. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab Report: Is fussy eating genetic?

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Is fussy eating genetic? Are your kids picky about their food? Researchers at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill say genes play a key role in food neophobia, or the aversion to trying new foods. The study, reported in the journal Obesity looked at 66 pairs of twins aged four to seven. Genetics explained 72 per cent of the variation ...

  2. DNA: The Secret of Life

    Posted May 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... genetic fingerprinting and the nature versus nurture debate. It's part science, part history and part gossipy guide to the principal people and conflicts. The popular science shelves of bookstores are crammed with books on genetics. If you want to buy one, this is it. ...

  3. News - World - DENMARK

    Prolific Danish sperm donor passes genetic disorder to 5 children

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Copenhagen Sperm donor gives disease to 5 children A prolific Danish sperm donor has passed a potentially severe genetic disorder to at least five of his 43 ... October 1 and immediately stop using sperm from donors suspected of having passed on a genetic disorder. ...

  4. Scientists seek to unravel the mystery of IQ

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... with samples from 1,000 children of average intelligence, searching for genetic variations. The study will examine protein coding genes of the extremely smart children, many of whom are expected to enrol at Harvard, Yale or Cambridge. The results will be correlated with each youngster's school test scores, in hopes of learning how specific genetic variations affect intelligence. ...

  5. Genetic data on IQ could mislead, academics say

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... to their genetic parents than adopted parents. The IQ study by Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) on the genetic difference between prodigies and average children will enable people to understand human intelligence better, but could also be misleading. As biological professor Dennis Hedgecock from the University of Southern California cautioned: 'Investigations into genetic differences among ...

  6. New test for genetic defects non-invasive

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... University, is expected to become available to the public within five years. At present, the most common way to tell if a foetus has a genetic disorder or congenital defect is to test samples ... the entire set of foetal DNA and thus makes it possible to test for multiple diseases at the same time. Lo said while the new technology was able to detect all genetic diseases, only five to 10 ...

  7. HK scientists to map genetics of tumours

    Posted Apr 16th 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... are caused by a combination of genetics and environmental and lifestyle factors, data would also be collected on each patient's personal history, although researchers have established ethical guidelines to ensure privacy. The research is an opportunity to study the genetic roots of brain tumours, which remain largely a mystery. More importantly, studying the genetics of brain tumours may ...

  8. Experts question genetic testing

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Huang

    ... Chris Huang Everybody has a talent and the easiest way to discover it is to undergo a genetic test, according to a company in Foshan. The R&D Centre of Multiple Intelligence at the Oriental Plaza shopping centre in Foshan claims there are two main methods for genetically testing people's aptitude. One method is using a specialised laser to scan fingerprints, ...

  9. Shenzhen lab finishes first Asian genetic map

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The world's first genetic mapping of an Asian - a healthy Han Chinese man - was completed in a Shenzhen laboratory, a research team announced on Thursday. From now, ... With the genetic map, diseases such as breast cancer can be predicted with high accuracy and treated before they occur, Professor Wang said. This is the third individual genome sequence in the world, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mysteries of myopia may soon become clear

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei Wei.lo@scmp.com Huge pool of genetic data could hold answer to what causes short-sightedness and why it affects 80pc of Asians and 30pc of Westerners Mysteries of myopia may soon ... that both groups share similar myopic-related genes. And they say the data will lead towards the development of genetic tests for short-sightedness, clinically known as myopia. It is estimated ...




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