Archive for the ‘Genes’ Category

Gene therapy transforms eyesight of 12 born with rare defect

In Genes, Genetic, Health on November 4, 2009 at 12:46 am

Pennsylvania researchers using gene therapy have made significant improvements in vision in 12 patients with a rare inherited visual defect, a finding that suggests it may be possible to produce similar improvements in a much larger number of patients with retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration.

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Carbon Nanotubes Are Super Fertilizer

In Genes, nano, Nanoscale on November 4, 2009 at 12:07 am

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Scientists in Germany Draft Neanderthal Genome

In Genes, Genetic on February 13, 2009 at 10:29 pm

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New Method Enabling Routine Targeted Gene Modification Developed

In Genes, Genetic on July 26, 2008 at 6:46 pm

ScienceDaily (July 26, 2008) — A multi-institutional team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has developed a powerful new tool for genomic research and medicine — a robust method for generating synthetic enzymes that can target particular DNA sequences for inactivation or repair.

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Scientists Identify Genes for brain development

In Ableism, Enhancement, Genes, Genetic, Governance, Health, Law, Medicine, Neuro on July 7, 2008 at 2:12 pm

see here the academic paper

and here a write up on it

interestingly the write up title is

Scientists Identify Genes that Could Turn Ordinary People into Supergeniuses (or Mindless Drones)