News tagged with gene test

Controlling genes with your thoughts

Researchers led by ETH Zurich professor Martin Fussenegger have constructed the first gene network that can be controlled by our thoughts. The inspiration for this development was a game that picks up brainwaves ...

dateNov 11, 2014 in Engineering
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High court ruling on gene patents lifts Myriad

Shares of diagnostic test maker Myriad Genetics Inc. are jumping Thursday after the Supreme Court issued a mixed ruling in a case involving the company's patents on genes at the center of its tests for increased risk of bre ...

dateJun 13, 2013 in Business
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New DNA test on roo poo identifies species

(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide researchers have developed a simple and cost-effective DNA test to identify kangaroo species from their droppings which will boost the ability to manage and conserve kangaroo populations.

dateJun 06, 2013 in Ecology
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Jockeying for genetic advantage

When you buy a racehorse, you pays your money and you takes your chances. Top yearlings at Keeneland's 2011 Thoroughbred auction, for instance, averaged nearly $350,000 and hadn't yet raced a step. Odds are that some of them ...

dateMay 03, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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A step toward a saliva test for cancer

A new saliva test can measure the amount of potential carcinogens stuck to a person's DNA -- interfering with the action of genes involved in health and disease -- and could lead to a commercial test to help determine risks ...

dateAug 31, 2011 in Analytical Chemistry
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Predicting IVF success with genetic testing

A researcher at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has helped to develop the first genetic blood test for predicting the chances that in vitro fertilization (IVF) will lead to a successful pregnancy. ...

dateJan 12, 2011 in Medical research
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Risk gene for severe heart disease discovered

Research led by Klaus Stark and Christian Hengstenberg of the University of Regensburg identified a common variant of the cardiovascular heat shock protein gene, HSPB7, which was found to increase risk for dilated cardiomyopathy ...

dateOct 21, 2010 in Genetics
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