News tagged with genetic links

Gene discovery leads to new OPP test

The discovery of a gene associated with a persistent viral infection that causes an incurable disease—ovine progressive pneumonia (OPP)—in sheep has led to the development of a genetic test that can be used to help reduce ...

dateJun 18, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Do palm trees hold the key to immortality?

For centuries, humans have been exploring, researching, and, in some cases, discovering how to stave off life-threatening diseases, increase life spans, and obtain immortality. Biologists, doctors, spiritual gurus, and even ...

dateDec 19, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Modeling autism in a dish

A collaborative effort between researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the University of California, San Diego, successfully used human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells derived from patients with ...

dateNov 11, 2010 in Medical research
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