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Can humans become radiation-resistant in future?

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 19:20

Just a handful of genetic mutations give E coli the capacity to withstand doses of radiation that would otherwise doom the microbe, scientists have discovered.

Two new genes linked to bipolar disorder discovered

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 14:05

Scientists have discovered two new genes and have also confirmed three additional suspect genes that are connected to bipolar disorder.

How scientists are rewriting the code of life

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 13:32

Scientists have stumbled upon a novel and path-breaking way to edit our DNAs which may lead to future therapies.

UK seeks public input on making 3-parent embryos

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 09:27

Britain is inviting the public to weigh in on draft rules allowing scientists to create embryos using DNA from three people a man and two women to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases.

Caffeine-gold combo may help in fight against cancer

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 15:46

A new study has shown that combining a caffeine-based compound with a small amount of gold could someday be used as a tool in the fight against cancer.

US panel debates three-parent embryos

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 09:52

A US advisory board has debated a controversial new technique that would use DNA from three people to produce embryos free of a particular type of hereditary disease.

11 new genes behind high BP identified

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 12:19

Researchers have discovered 11 new DNA sequence variants in genes that are capable of influencing high blood pressure and heart disease.

Genetics linked to violent media consumption in children

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:31

A new study has found that a specific variation of the serotonin-transporter gene was linked to children who engaged in increased viewing of violent TV and playing of violent video games.

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