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In cloning first, stem cells made from adults

Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.

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US firm in OEM tie-up with Saudi Diagnostics

US-based ZyGem Corp, a developer of products for the analysis of nucleic acids, has signed an OEM (original equipment manufacture) agreement with Saudi Diagnostics Ltd (SDL) for ZyGem's DNA and RNA extraction kits. "SDL is a pioneering ins

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Scientists find genetic link to depression

Scientists say they have discovered the first solid evidence that variations in some people's genes may cause depression -- one of the world's most common and costly mental illnesses. And in a rare occurrence in genetic research, a British

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Online health services ‘need tighter rules’

Online health information and disease-risk tests can mislead, confuse and create needless anxiety, and governments should do more ensure the people who use them know what they are buying, experts said on Tuesday. A report by a British medi

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Gene studies zero in on cancer risks

Scientists have found a region of DNA that can increase or decrease the high chance of breast cancer linked to a particular gene variant -- a finding that could help doctors keep a closer eye on women most at risk The findings were publish

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Scientists identify ‘unique’ DNA

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine scanned the human genome and discovered what they believe is the reason people have such a variety of physical traits and disease risks. The team identified a near complet

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Volvo unveils new XC60 model

Volvo has unveiled the first pictures of one of this year's most exciting new car models -  the new Volvo XC60. 'It's not only the safest Volvo ever. If you ask me, it's also the most stunning. Not a bad combination, is it?' said Volv

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Scientists take first step towards synthetic life

Taking a significant step toward the creation of synthetic forms of life, researchers reported that they had manufactured the entire genome of a bacterium by stitching together its chemical components. Scientists had previously constructe

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