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$100m bid to detect cancer via blood test

Gene sequencing company Illumina Inc is going after the next big advance in cancer detection, working to develop a universal blood test to identify early-stage cancers in people with no symptoms of the disease. On Sunday,

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DNA scientists win Nobel for chemistry

Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, the US-based Paul Modrich and Turkish-born Aziz Sancar won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for work on mapping how cells repair damaged DNA, the award-giving body said on Wednesday. "Their work

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Kuwait urged to amend mandatory DNA test law

A new Kuwaiti law imposing mandatory DNA tests on citizens and foreigners violates the right to personal privacy and should be amended, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said yesterday. Parliament endorsed the law in early July, less than

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UAE showcases DNA work progress to Interpol

UAE’s Ministry of Interior recently showcased its experience in the field of DNA and in the stages of its development during a seminar held along the sidelines of the 29th meeting for a group of Interpol experts in DNA test monitoring.

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Kuwait makes DNA tests mandatory after IS bombing

Kuwait's parliament, reacting to a suicide bombing last week that killed 26 people, has adopted a law requiring mandatory DNA testing on all the country's citizens and foreign residents. The legislation, requested by the g

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Amazon, Google race to get your DNA into the cloud

Amazon.com is in a race against Google Inc to store data on human DNA, seeking both bragging rights in helping scientists make new medical discoveries and market share in a business that may be worth $1 billion a year by 2018. Aca

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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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