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For the first time, scientists have created human embryos that are genetic copies of living people and used them to make stem cells — a feat that paves the way for treating a range of diseases with personalized body tissues but also ignites fears of...
In the play "Tribes," a young deaf man with a boisterous, hearing family learns something from a new girlfriend that his parents and siblings never bothered to teach him: how to sign. He had always been expected to keep up with them by reading lips....
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Genes make us who we are — in sickness and in health. We get our genetic makeup from our parents, of course, but in the future, we might be getting genes from our doctors too. Imagine your doctor promising to cure your cancer or heart disease by...
Dr. David L. Rimoin, a medical geneticist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center who pioneered studies of dwarfism and other skeletal abnormalities, died Sunday at the Los Angeles hospital. He was 75 and had been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer days...
Dr. Lester Breslow, the UCLA researcher who became known as "Mr. Public Health" because of his research emphasizing the beneficial effects of avoiding certain behaviors, such as smoking, overeating and failing to exercise regularly, has died. He was 97....
L.A. NOWThe high school seniors thought meeting President Obama was the coolest part of their trip to Washington. That was until a handful of them walked away with tens of thousands of dollars in prize money at Tuesday evening’s Intel Science......
Autism is an environmental disorder — at least in some cases. Just as lead paint chips can cause learning disabilities and radon in the basement can cause lung cancer, certain chemicals and other outside influences seem to help set autism in motion....
All The RageMembers-only shopping destination Rue La La has teamed up with celebrity moms Courtney Cox and Nicole Kidman to curate online boutique. All proceeds go to charity....
Lakers BlogAfter living her life with a rare genetic condition, Ashlyn Horry, the daughter of former Lakers forward Robert Horry, died Tuesday at age 17. Ashlyn was born on April 2, 1994 with severe respiratory issues and eventually was diagnosed with the 1p36...
Lakers Blog--The Times' Bill Plaschke proposes the Lakers trade Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom for Dwight Howard and J.J. Redick. --The Times' Broderick Turner talks to former Laker Robert Horry about the passing of his 17-year-old daughter, Ashlyn, who spent her...
Lakers BlogNote: We will have a live chat at 12:30 p.m. on Monday so bring your questions then! -- The Times' Mark Heisler reports that Lakers Coach Mike Brown has met with Kobe Bryant twice, once at Bryant's Newport Beach residence and at the Lakers' practice...
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