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The sight of thousands of people with previously incurable forms of blindness could be saved thanks to a pioneering new gene therapy that requires just one operation.
Beijing Genomics Institute is producing 500 cloned pigs per year
Scientists have identified DNA associated with an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, holding out hope of a new treatment or even a cure.
People with the gene variant are less able to recognise faces
Conclusion that teachers are less important than biology sparks outrage, as researchers call for national curriculum to be abandoned in favour of personalised lesson plans
The new approach, which involves blocking the release of sperm brings scientists closer to developing an effective male pill
Study shows scents associated with terror may be passed on for two male generations
Sexually frustrated fruit flies die earlier, new research suggests.
Female mice who have to compete for mates produce more desirable sons
The world’s largest cancer database, which will use computer programs similar to those that forecast the weather to process millions of experimental results in seconds, has been launched by British scientists. The technological breakthrough has the potential to revolutionise the search for cancer cures.
Human bones of at least four people have been uncovered at Cap d’Antibes
Scientists are calling for a wider public debate on a new development in genetics that could allow the simple and accurate manipulation of the human genome, as revealed yesterday by The Independent.
23andMe have denied that they ever intend to pursue the patent, which offers parents the chance to select traits desired in their babies
The online portion of the game will be available from approximately noon on October 1st
Added to results from a similar study from 2011, there are now 110 genetic variants linked to MS
Mental health campaigners aghast as minister recorded shouting at alleged child abuse survivor ‘adjust your medication’