Genetics

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds

Jun 4, 2018

The largest breast cancer treatment study ever done finds that most women with the most common form of the disease can safely skip chemotherapy

Blacks fare surprisingly well in prostate cancer research

Jun 1, 2018

Black men with advanced prostate cancer fare surprisingly well in research that challenges current thinking about racial disparities in the disease

Studies of space, hearing and DNA attract $1 million awards

May 31, 2018

Seven scientists will share three $1 million prizes for studying the birthplace of stars, the mechanisms of hearing and a widely used tool for editing DNA

$1.5B settlement in suit over Syngenta modified corn seed

Mar 13, 2018

A $1.5 billion settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed

Settlement reached in suit over Syngenta modified corn seed

Mar 13, 2018

A Swiss agribusiness giant has agreed to a $1.5 billion settlement in a lawsuit over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed

Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

Feb 20, 2018

A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' DNA profiles

Scientists successfully clone monkeys; are humans up next?

Jan 25, 2018

The primate barrier has been broken: For the first time, scientists have successfully created monkeys by using the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep. Are humans up next?

Gene therapy for rare form of blindness wins US approval

Dec 19, 2017

U.S. health officials approve gene therapy that can restore the sight of patients with a rare form of inherited blindness

Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

Nov 29, 2017

Scientists used artificial DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria that produces novel proteins, a step toward designer drug development

Black bears back in eastern Nevada after 80-year absence

Nov 26, 2017

A new study says more than 500 black bears have returned to parts of their historic range in the Great Basin of Nevada where the species disappeared about 80 years ago

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