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  1. News - China - SCIENCE

    Controversy erupts over genetically modified rice study

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Scientists deny involvement in using 68 primary-school pupils for American-led research of genetically modified grain strain Controversy over 'GM rice' study A controversy has erupted on the mainland over the ethics of using primary-school children in Hunan in a study of the nutritional value of a genetically modified (GM) rice strain. ...

  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    DNA database unlocks map to genetic disease

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 08:54am by Agence France-Presse in Chicago

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chicago A massive DNA database has generated a map of the genetic switches which impact everything from hair loss to cancer and opened the door to revolutionary ... genetic variants affect a person’s susceptibility to disease. It also exposed previously hidden connections between seemingly unrelated diseases such as asthma, lupus and multiple sclerosis which ...

  3. Science's Lady Gaga clone rocks HKU

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The bacterium with the foreign genome started following its new genetic instructions. Each of these steps had been done before. What was novel was that Venter's team did a cut-and-paste job, ... short of their claims. In 2007, Venter had his own DNA sequenced. It was great publicity, but it also heralded a new era of individualised medicine that caters to the genetic peculiarities ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SOCIETY

    Body upgrades nearing reality, but only for the rich, 'Sapiens' author says

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by GUARDIAN

    ... any before. The revolution Harari has in mind is borne of engineering and exploits mechanical, electronic, chemical and genetic progress. In place of treatments that correct biological ... to information. Work is ongoing into BCIs that connect many brains at once. Western history has made many researchers flinch at studies into the genetic basis of intelligence, but the Beijing Genomics ...

  6. News - World - NATURE

    Chimpanzees wired for war, 50-year study in Africa shows

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:41pm by AFP

    ... for years on the causes of "chimpanzee wars" among man's closest genetic relatives. One theory is that the apes are made more aggressive as a result of human influence: loss ... not genetically related. They sometimes snatched babies from nursing mothers to slaughter but spared the females. Most of the killings occurred in East African communities that were least affected ...

  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. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    So near, yet so feared: No spray, Jose

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:47pm by cecilie gamst berg

    ... male, or each strand an eighth of the thickness of other people's hair, if you're female. Combined with an egg-shaped head this creates a genetic disaster for me that can only ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. Geneticist a vital figure in road map for future

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or bio-terror. Scientists have previously assembled a whole genome, but the genetic sequences were much shorter than the 1.1 million base pairs of the four-letter genetic alphabet that the US team has ... mycoides genome and starts to function and reproduce like one. Undoubtedly, we are at the threshold of tinkering or even creating entire genomes, as opposed to the more traditional genetic ...




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