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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Genetic switches likely to help fight disease

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... that it was instead packed full of genetic switches that tell each cell in your body which genes must be switched on or off to make a muscle, skin or nerve cell. The results are likely to have major ... but defective switching: a liver cell may be genetically tripped to stop absorbing blood sugar, thereby causing diabetes; a lung cell may be tripped into generating mutagens that attack its own DNA, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1032396/genetic-switches-likely-help-fight-disease
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, April 21, 2013

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... "letters" of DNA code, making it roughly the same size as a human's, they said. The genetic blueprint appears to have changed astonishingly little over the aeons, pointing to one of the most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1219320/short-science-april-21-2013
  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists rebuild genome of girl from 50,000 years ago

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Scientists reconstitute Denisovan's entire genetic make-up using finger bone with high accuracy Genome of 500-century-old girl is rebuilt Scientists have rebuilt the entire genetic make-up of a girl who lived and died in a Siberian cave more than 50,000 years ago. The young woman belonged to a long extinct group of humans called Denisovans, their existence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1027200/scientists-rebuild-genome-girl-50000-years-ago
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - BIOGENETICS

    Scientists say reviving extinct species is possible, but question its ethics

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... their paper unveiling the structure of DNA, the double-helix genetic code for life. Today, some experts believe that by harnessing this breakthrough knowledge, the first extinct species could be revived within years. They could be cloned from genetic material teased from preserved tissues, with the reprogrammed egg implanted in a cousin species. Farther down the road, other species could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1224817/scientists-say-reviving-extinct-species-possible-question-its
  5. Lifestyle - Books - undefined

    Scripture under the microscope

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Steven Shapin From Genesis to genetics, scientist Steve Jones applies modern methodology to update the holy book, writes Steven Shapin Bible thumping The Serpent's Promise: The Bible ... and the power of genetic technologies. Its deflationary tone met a genuine cultural need: "The molecular biology business promotes its wares as well as any other, and the four letters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1229209/scripture-under-microscope
  6. Comment - Blogs

    Sunday Science

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 02:11pm by Christy Choi

    ... in Sweden have found that a genetic switch made it possible for dogs to go from meat-munching wolves to man's leftover-loving best friend. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1137119/sunday-science
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, November 11, 2012

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 01:25am by AGENCIES

    ... 1,000 Genomes Project results published Scientists have published the full genetic sequences of more than 1,000 people from 14 countries, creating the most complete inventory of the millions of variations between people's DNA sequences ever assembled. The resource, built by the 1,000 Genomes Project, will shed light on the genetic roots of complex diseases and suggest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1079669/short-science-november-11-2012
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    How we live affects our descendants' genes, epigenetics shows

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Reinhard Renneberg

    ... Reinhard Renneberg Epigenetics shows what we consume can change the DNA of our children, and of theirs too. So if you smoke, they may be asthmatic We are what we eat, and so are our children Is smoking a sin? The First Commandment of the Bible states: &qu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1089976/how-we-live-affects-our-descendants-genes-epigenetics-shows
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - AGRICULTURE

    Plant scientists question Monsanto's findings about escaped wheat variety

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... response to the announcement that a genetically modified wheat not approved for use was found growing in an American farmer's field, Monsanto said that it tested 31,200 seed samples in the US states of Oregon, where the wheat was found, and Washington and found no contamination. That's not enough to convince some researchers that this genetic modification, not cleared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1256543/plant-scientists-question-monsantos-findings-about-escaped
  10. News - China - SCIENCE

    Parents of children in Hunan GM rice trial were lied to

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Parents duped into taking part in rice trial Parents of children who unwittingly took part in a controversial testing of genetically modified rice ... Hengyang, 60 grams of "golden rice" for lunch without informing them, their parents or the school that the rice was genetically modified. The authorities said that before the experiment, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1100275/parents-children-hunan-gm-rice-trial-were-lied

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