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Scientists have unraveled how a gene long associated with obesity makes people fat by triggering increased hunger, opening up potential new ways to fight a growing global health problem.
2013/7/17
A DNA flaw may explain why people with Type-2 diabetes are more prone to blood cancers than the rest of the population, a study said Sunday.
2013/7/16
The British government said on Friday it would pursue a radical fertility technique that uses DNA from three parents to create an embryo, setting the stage for it to become the first country to offer the treatment.
2013/6/29
The discovery of the DNA double helix 60 years ago proved to be a headache for the Nobel organization as the feat became nominated for prizes in different categories at the same time, Nature reported on Wednesday.
2013/4/26
Fainting may be in our genes, which may explain why keeling over at the sight of blood tends to run in families, according to researchers in Australia.
2013/4/21
Scientists said Sunday they had found mutations in 26 genes that may cause oesophageal cancer, a breakthrough they hope will lead to new drugs for the deadly and increasingly frequent disease.
2013/3/26
Researchers in Japan have moved one step closer to clinical trials using adult stem cells in a therapy they hope will prove a cure for common sight problems, an official said Thursday.
2013/2/15
A day after an exhaustive national report on cancer found the United States is making only slow progress against the disease, one of the country's most iconic — and iconoclastic — scientists weighed in on “the war against cancer.” And he does not like what he sees.
2013/1/10
Gene detectives on Sunday said they had pinpointed how a hospital superbug arose in North America in the early 2000s and spread to Europe before becoming a source of global concern.
2012/12/11
Up to 100,000 Britons suffering from cancer and rare diseases are to have their genetic codes fully sequenced and mapped as part of government plans to build a DNA database to boost drug discovery and development.
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