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  1. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Mapping of genetic codes likely to lead to better varieties of wheat

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Mandy Zuo and Stephen Chen Mapping of genetic codes of the food crop by Chinese and US scientists will lead to varieties that are more resilient to disease and harsh weather Promise ... to a member of a team of Chinese and US scientists that has mapped out the genetic code of wheat. Once scientists finish precisely mapping all the wheat genomes, higher-yielding varieties ...

  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. 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 ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO says Ebola vaccines to be available next year

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:34am by AP

    ... before licensing to NewLink Genetics. Kieny said the company was expected to produce several thousand more doses in the coming months. By the start of next year, there should be about 10,000 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Gene tests 'critical' for diagnosing lung cancer

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Gene tests 'critical' for diagnosing lung cancer A genetic test is crucial in diagnosing lung cancer as an increasing number of non-smokers ... by the university's department of medicine did not get the disease from smoking but from a mutated gene. "We see more patients diagnosed with lung cancer due to genetic factors," Dr James Ho ...

  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    You are most likely to choose a mate with similar DNA, scientist say

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:20pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington People tend to choose as their mates those who have similar genetic blueprints, scientists say Maybe it's her DNA that really turns you on He leaves the toilet ... tend to choose spouses who have similar DNA, according to scientists who reported on Monday the results of a study exploring the genetic resemblance of married couples. The researchers examined ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Immunity genes could hold clues to cause of schizophrenia, study says

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by NYT

    ... in the journal Nature. Though far from producing a "smoking gun", the findings provide substantial support for a genetic root to the disorder and greatly narrow the search for genes that may cause the disease, the authors said. "The fact that we were able to detect genetic risk factors on this massive scale shows that schizophrenia can be tackled by the same approaches ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Genetic testing and IVF boost population of Israel's Samaritans

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... their ancient Israelite sect. Marriage between cousins is common in the religious community. But there was still an obstacle. Like many Samaritan couples today, the pair had to pass a premarital genetic ... and being devastated by a high rate of birth defects because of inbreeding, the community is using modern science- including genetic testing, in vitro fertilisation and abortion- to preserve ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New genetic testing clinic opens next week at Prince of Wales Hospital

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Genetic testing clinic opens next week The Chinese University's outpatient genetic clinic set up in collaboration with a US medical school will open next week to train more experts and provide a wider range of tests. The clinic at the Prince of Wales Hospital will offer consultation services and diagnosis for genetic diseases such as growth disorders ...

  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    Britain announces project to map 100,000 DNA code sequences

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 09:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Cameron says project will make Britain leader in genetic research on cancer UK to map 100,000 DNA code sequences Scientists in Britain are to map 100,000 complete DNA code sequences in a project that will make the country a world leader in genetic research on cancer and rare diseases, the prime minister said yesterday. David Cameron announced £300 ...




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