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  • Understanding Autism: Researchers use stem cells to hunt for new treatments

    Understanding Autism: Researchers use stem cells to hunt for new treatments
    Researchers at UC San Diego are looking at autism in an entirely new way. By using stem cells to create a human cellular model of this pervasive condition, they hope to unlock its mysteries and develop new treatments.   
  • FDA wins high-profile support in consumer genetics kerfuffle

    FDA wins high-profile support in consumer genetics kerfuffle
    When the Food & Drug Administration last November ordered the Mountain View, Calif.-based firm 23andMe to stop marketing its health-related genetic test kit to consumers, the ensuing debate took on a "rage against the machine" tenor. Entrepreneurs,...

    Center for Food Safety sues USDA over genetically modified alfalfa

    Center for Food Safety sues USDA over genetically modified alfalfa
    A food safety group filed a lawsuit in hopes of forcing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to release documents in court that could explain why the federal agency approved genetically engineered alfalfa despite its misgivings about environmental safety....

    Appetite regulation might be link between genetics and environment, study says

    Appetite regulation might be link between genetics and environment, study says
    Most anyone who’s ever tried to lose weight probably has wondered about appetite, perhaps wishing it to be less voracious. Scientists are looking at appetite and feelings of fullness as they try to figure out genetic connections to weight and what...

    Preserved in plaque of ancient teeth, a fossilized microbial world

    Preserved in plaque of ancient teeth, a fossilized microbial world
    Scientists have discovered the DNA of millions of tiny organisms entombed in the ancient dental plaque of four medieval skeletons.  The findings, published in the journal Nature Genetics, have implications for research into what our ancestors ate, how...