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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.

New mutant gene discovery to help research

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 18:53

Chinese doctors have discovered and registered a new mutant gene for alpha-thalassemia, in a first of its kind advance worldwide that enriches the gene database to assist researchers find a cure for the genetic disease.

Gene that causes devastating mitochondrial diseases found

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 13:29

Researchers have identified a novel gene mutation that causes rare but devastating genetic diseases known as mitochondrial disorders.

Scientists create `glow-in-dark bunnies` to battle life-threatening genetic diseases

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 22:13

Researchers have created eight rabbits, which look just like any other white bunnies, but can glow in the dark, in a leap forward for developing medicine for life-threatening genetic diseases.

High concentrations of arsenic in rice spark health concerns

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 10:35

A new study has shown that high levels of arsenic in rice is linked to high genetic damage in humans.

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