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Research conducted by Academia Sinica (中研院) in which scientists established the connection between autism and defective neural development was recently published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
 
A class action over birth defects linked to the morning sickness drug thalidomide was settled in an Australian court Monday, with the British distributor agreeing to pay victims AU$89 million (US$81 million).
 
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The testes and sperm of bulls abandoned in the evacuation zone around the battered Fukushima nuclear plant were not affected by chronic exposure to radiation, a Japanese academic study has found.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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