British plans to allow scientists to use hybrid animal-human embryos for stem cell research won final approval from lawmakers Wednesday in a sweeping overhaul of sensitive science laws.
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Gene detectives on Sunday said they had netted two genetic variants that, together, boost the risk of male baldness sevenfold.
San Diego’s Scripps Translational Science Institute said on Thursday it will conduct the first study to assess whether people undergoing genetic testing ultimately change their behavior.
Scientists on Wednesday said they had cracked the genetic codes of a major malaria parasite and a monkey parasite also suspected of spreading the disease, an achievement adding to the sequencing six years ago of Plasmodium falciparum, the greatest malarial threat.
The Australian government has issued its first license allowing scientists to create cloned human embryos to try and obtain embryonic stem cells.
A virus that causes a universal childhood infection is often passed from parent to child at birth, not in the blood but in the DNA, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
Scientists say they have found an efficient way to make red blood cells from human embryonic stem cells, a possible step toward making transfusion supplies in the laboratory.
Two genes that influence the activity of nerve cells in the brain may play a key role in a person’s risk for bipolar disorder, marked by dramatic swings from depression to manic behavior, researchers said on Sunday.
Birth control pills may affect how appealing a woman finds a man’s scent — potentially steering her toward a mate who is genetically similar to her, according to British researchers.