New gene discovered that stops spread of deadly cancer:

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jul, 2014
by Alex Muller

Scientists identify gene that fights metastasis of a common lung cancer.

Modified Bacteria Enable Weight Loss In Mice

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jul, 2014
by Alex Muller

Mice given genetically-tweaked E. coli in their water gained less weight than controls when placed on a high-fat diet for 8 weeks.

DNA Studies Topple the Ladder of Complexity

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2014
by Alex Muller

Scientists saw signs of increasing complexity in evolution, but new DNA studies are ruining that idea. Amoebas have big genomes; evolution stumbles forward like a drunk.

Gene therapy 'could be used to treat blindness'

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jan, 2014
by Alex Muller

Surgeons in Oxford have used a gene therapy technique to improve the vision of six patients who would otherwise have gone blind.

Science enters $1,000 genome era

Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2014
by Alex Muller

The ability to sequence a human genome for just $1,000 has arrived, a US genetic technology company has announced.