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NEW YORK (AP) — A huge international effort involving more than 100 institutions and genetic tests on 200,000 people has uncovered dozens of signposts in DNA that can help reveal further a person's risk for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer,...
WSBT-TVHow much you weigh could put you at major risk of developing cancer. In fact, doctors treat 100,000 cases every year, and those are only cancers linked to obesity. Body weight can determine who gets cancer, how you treat it and how likely you are to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — They live on your skin, up your nose, in your gut — enough bacteria, fungi and other microbes that collected together could weigh, amazingly, a few pounds. Now scientists have mapped just which critters normally live in or...
To University of Notre Dame geneticist Harvey A. Bender, science was more than a technical discipline — it was an adventure story. That's what his daughter, Dr. Leslie Bender, of Baltimore, recalls about her dad, who died Saturday at the age of 78....
It’s been more than 15 years, but I can still see our beautiful yellow English Labrador retriever Jake running through the field behind our hospital, on a mission he knew all too well. Our daughter barely able to walk, had put Jake in a “...
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CHICAGO (AP) — Was your kid born to be an elite athlete? Marketers of genetic tests claim the answer is in mail-order kits costing less than $200. Some customers say the test results help them steer their children to appropriate sports. But...
From the Chicago TribuneAmerica has always been a creative place, partly because the authors of the Constitution wanted it to be. Among the powers they granted Congress was the right "to promote the progress of science and useful arts by securing for limited times to authors and...
It's Father's Day weekend (I usually write my column on Sunday afternoon) and I recall that I took the time to list the attributes of a good mama cow recently on Mother's Day. Unfortunately, there isn't much to thank the bull for after the moment of...
Thursday's Supreme Court decision on Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics Inc. was much anticipated by geneticists and clinicians. At stake were property rights for two human genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. Both are important because mutations...
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled that human genes are a product of nature and cannot be patented and held for profit, a decision that medical experts said will lead to more genetic testing for cancers and other diseases and to lower costs for...
Angelina Jolie's breast cancer gene. John Moore's cell line. The brain tissue of deceased children from a Chicago suburb. These disparate body parts have been the subject of legal conflicts about the body as property. As a lawyer, I've spent the last 25...
BROOKINGS - David Wright is the new Plant Science Department Head at South Dakota State University, pending approval of the Board of Regents. "David Wright brings with him extensive industry experience as well as a renewed commitment to relevance and...
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