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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.
2012/12/11
Around a hundred residents from Kouhu Township (口湖鄉) in Yunlin County protested in front of the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) in Taipei yesterday about a plan to install undersea cables between Yunlin and Penghu County.
2012/11/30
Researchers are reporting a key advance in using stem cells to repair hearts damaged by heart attacks. In a study, stem cells donated by strangers proved as safe and effective as patients' own cells for helping restore heart tissue.
2012/11/7
Dutch biotech company uniQure said Monday it would start selling the first human gene therapy to be approved in the West by mid-2013 and predicted an explosion of similar therapies to come.
2012/11/7
A Danish sperm donor has passed a potentially severe genetic disorder to five children after a screening test failed to catch that he had the disease, health officials said Monday.
2012/9/26
More than 1,000 women in Taiwan have their eggs frozen for future pregnancy for reasons ranging from no marriage plans in the near future to physical conditions.
2012/9/24
Researchers at Academia Sinica, Taiwan's highest research institute, said yesterday that they have found a possible cause of a progressive, fatal and incurable motor neuron disease.
2012/8/23
European and Australian scientists on Sunday said they had snared four more genes that highlight an inherited cause for common migraines.
2012/6/12
An international team of scientists said Sunday the largest brain study of its kind had found a gene linked to intelligence, a small piece in the puzzle as to why some people are smarter than others.
2012/4/17
Scientists have for the first time created blood platelet cells by reprogramming stem cells derived from adult cells, offering the potential for a renewable supply of the fragile blood component.
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