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When it comes to fitness, grit counts more than genetics

Washington Post - ‎May 25, 2016‎
We might tell ourselves we're fitter than one person because we're more dedicated or that we're scrawnier than someone else because of genetics. But how much of one's body shape is predetermined, and how much can we control? “It's a bit of both,” says ...
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Mix and match

The Economist - ‎May 26, 2016‎
THE first human with a genome that has been permanently modified in a lab could be born by the end of this decade. However innocuous the changes made, the baby's birth will mark the first time that humanity has selectively interceded to change the ...

How Sophia Genetics hopes to blunt the impact of cancer

Alphr - ‎May 25, 2016‎
“Cancer is a living monster and constantly evolving,” says Jurgi Camblong, CEO of Sophia Genetics - a firm that hopes one day to ensure a cancer diagnosis becomes more benign than it is today.
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Myriad Genetics Embroiled in Breast-Cancer Data Fight--Again

Scientific American - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Genetic-testing firm Myriad Genetics is facing a legal challenge from people who say the company refused to give them access to their own genomic data, in violation of a US government rule on medical records.

Myriad Genetics Celebrates 25 Years of Breakthroughs

Utah Business - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Myraid Genetics boasts the largest clinical DNA sequencing laboratory in the world, with about 120,000 square feet of laboratory space in their Salt Lake City complex.
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Here's how to teach kids about genetics using Harry Potter

ScienceAlert - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Seriously, the J. K. Rowling series isn't just insanely popular with, well, everyone, it turns out it's also a fantastic talking point for some of the most complex ideas in modern genetics, according to Jon Roberts, a genetic counsellor at the Wellcome ...
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Patients challenge Myriad Genetics for access to their gene data

STAT - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Genetic testing company Myriad Genetics, the defendant in a landmark Supreme Court case over gene patents, is back in the spotlight - this time, for withholding genetic data from patients. Myriad held patents on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes until 2013, ...
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Best-friend genetics

The Economist - ‎May 19, 2016‎
DOGS have long been man's closest animal companion. The story of how they accompanied traders and settlers to every corner of the globe has now been pieced together in an unusual way by a group studying a unique genetic tag associated with a canine ...
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Google's Schmidt Sees Genetics Advances, No Alphabet Breakup

Bloomberg - ‎May 25, 2016‎
For example, Schmidt said he's looking forward to advances in genetics, thanks to technology that will improve gene sequencing, and more personalized and efficient health care as the medical world becomes increasingly digitized.

Scientists Can Now "Paint" Designs Onto Animal Fur Using Genetics

Co.Exist - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Genetic engineering can now be used to add custom graphics to an animal fur or to change the color of its coat entirely. The newly patented process could, says MIT Technology Review senior editor Antonio Regalado, be used to add barcodes to cattle or ...

Neuroscientists and genetics illuminate power of autism-linked gene - ‎8 hours ago‎
Genetics and MIT neuroscientists (MIT) have shed light on the role of the gene causes the development of autism. Neuroscientists have found that gene Shank3 mutation plays an key role in the formation and maturation of synapses - connections by which ...

Biologists studying birds' longevity, survival, genetics - ‎May 27, 2016‎
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - Overhead, high-pitched cackles echoed through the sky Wednesday as two peregrine falcons circled closely above the 12-story Sycamore Building in downtown Terre Haute.

How genetics could make medicine efficient and personalized

Medical Xpress - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Subsequent work suggests humans harbor genetic traces of a second or even third species, and despite striking findings such as these, Waterman believes we are just beginning to touch on the knowledge within our genomes.
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Trending Stock Update: Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:ATOS)

The Point Review - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Share of Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:ATOS) traded on 12.99 percent above secure line at 3:13PM EDT in order to take the company's stock at the price of $0.314.

Is it Time to Cash in Profits on Cancer Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CGIX)

Franklin Independent - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Cancer Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CGIX) stock has moved in an upward direction over the past week, yielding nice gains for investors.

High School Teachers Learning How To Add Genetics and Genomes to the Classroom

T.H.E. Journal - ‎May 25, 2016‎
A series of grants is enabling a non-profit organization focused on genetics (the study of heredity) and genomics (the study of genes) to expand coverage of those subjects in American high schools.
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Seattle Genetics Initiates Pivotal Phase 3 Trial of Vadastuximab Talirine (SGN-CD33A) for Patients with Newly ...

Business Wire (press release) - ‎May 25, 2016‎
BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seattle Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGEN) today announced initiation of a pivotal phase 3 clinical trial, called CASCADE, evaluating vadastuximab talirine (SGN-CD33A; 33A) in combination with azacitidine (Vidaza) or ...

Good Start Genetics Announces Newest Launch of Next-Generation Embryo Screening Product

Business Wire (press release) - ‎May 25, 2016‎
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Good Start Genetics, Inc., a family genetics information solutions company, announced today the availability of an even more advanced embryo screening offering, with greater affordability for patients, based on its ...

BRIEF-Atossa Genetics enters into $10 mln stock purchase agreement

Reuters - ‎May 27, 2016‎
May 27 Atossa Genetics Inc : * Has entered into a $10 million stock purchase agreement with Aspire Capital Fund, LLC. * Aspire committed to purchase up to $10 million of atossa's stock over 30 months, based on prevailing market prices Source text for ...

Genetic testing bill perpetuates myths and fears

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The Senate recently passed Bill S-201, an act to prevent and prohibit genetic discrimination. The proposed law will now make its way to the House of Commons.