News tagged with dna

Study: Many herbal supplements aren't what the label says

Bottles of Walmart-brand echinacea, an herb said to ward off colds, were found to contain no echinacea at all. GNC-brand bottles of St. John's wort, touted as a cure for depression, held rice, garlic and a tropical houseplant, ...

Feb 03, 2015
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Britain authorises 'three-parent' babies

Britain on Tuesday became the first country in the world to allow the creation of babies with DNA from three people after MPs voted for the controversial procedure.

Feb 03, 2015
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A look at the UK's proposal to make babies from 3 people

As British lawmakers vote Tuesday on whether to legalize the creation of babies made from the DNA of three people, here are some questions and answers about the proposed techniques and the controversy surrounding them. ...

Feb 03, 2015
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Key dates in embryonic research

Britain's House of Commons votes Tuesday on allowing the use of donated DNA to create so-called "three-parent" babies to overcome mitochondrial diseases—disorders handed down along the maternal line. ...

Feb 03, 2015
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New pathway for stalling BRCA tumor growth revealed

Inhibiting the action of a particular enzyme dramatically slows the growth of tumor cells tied to BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations which, in turn, are closely tied to breast and ovarian cancers, according ...

Feb 02, 2015
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Supercomputing reveals the genetic code of cancer

Cancer researchers must use one of the world's fastest computers to detect which versions of genes are only found in cancer cells. Every form of cancer, even every tumour, has its own distinct variants.

Feb 02, 2015
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