Tag Archives: Genetics

autism

Autism Rate Rises To 1 In 50 Children – Cause Still A Mystery

In 2002 the Center for Disease Control estimated that autism affected about 1 in 150 children. By 2012 the CDC estimate had increased to 1 in 88. Now, according to the... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/8/13

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Scientists Create 581 Clones From Same Mouse

Scientists in Japan have taken cloning to a whole new level. They haven’t cloned a new species or even come up with a new technique. They have, however, managed to push... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/24/13

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Scientists Cure Diabetes With Gene Therapy In Dogs – Will It Work On Humans?

Scientists have now cured diabetes – at least in a group of dogs – and they used a gene therapy to do it. Amazingly, only a single therapy session was needed to return... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/6/13

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Scientists Create Mice That Can’t Feel Cold

Hate the cold? Always feel like the room's chilly while others inexplicably seem nice and comfortably cozy warm? Here's one extreme solution to take the chill off.... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/25/13

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Study Suggests Folic Acid During Pregnancy Decreases Child’s Chances Of Being Autistic

A woman’s diet during pregnancy could determine whether or not her child will have autism, a new study suggests. Women who took supplements of folic acid, a vitamin B... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/15/13

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New Gene Therapy Extends Lives Of Children With Rare Brain Disorder

Chalk up another victory for gene therapy. A recent clinical trial has shown that gene therapy can be used to extend the lives of children with a rare brain disorder that... more

Written By: | Posted: 01/23/13

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Scientists Work To Unravel Mystery Behind Woman Who Doesn’t Grow

Twenty year old Brooke Greenberg hasn’t grown since age five. For the last 15 years mystified doctors have been unable to explain the cause for Brooke’s disorder that... more

Written By: | Posted: 01/16/13

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Mice Genetically Engineered To Detect Explosives 500 Times Better Than Normal Mice

Scientists have genetically modified mice in hopes of increasing their ability to smell TNT with 500 times the sensitivity of normal mice. If successful, the mice could... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/26/12

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