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2009/2/9
Genetic testing on the increase in Taiwan
Genetic testing can reveal secrets -- sometimes surprising and sometimes predictable -- about a person's origins.
2009/2/9
Scientists in the United States have pointed the finger at seven genes that appear to play a role in psoriasis, a study published on Sunday says.
2009/1/26
DNA taken from the hair of two extinct Tasmanian "tigers" suggests the Australian marsupials last seen 70 years ago may have become too inbred to survive as a species, researchers reported on Monday.
2009/1/14
A gene found on the X chromosome harbours the first sex-specific genetic variant linked to a greater susceptibility to Alzheimer's, according to a new study.
2009/1/13
Tiny variations in a key gene on Chromosome 15 may help explain a common form of epilepsy, according to a paper published online on Sunday by the journal Nature Genetics.
2009/1/13
Scientists say they have pinned down a DNA mechanism that gives rise to a rare but distressing form of baldness that strikes before adulthood.
2009/1/5
U.S. scientists have created the first human model for studying a devastating nerve disease, which allows them to watch how the disease develops and could help researchers find a way to treat it.
2008/12/22
Biologists at Academia Sinica have spotted "speciation" genes in budding yeasts and have observed for the first time the mechanisms related to these genes, according to a paper published in Dec. 12 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Cell.
2008/12/18
Researchers have identified six new gene mutations linked to obesity and said on Sunday they point to ways the brain and nervous system control eating and metabolism.
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