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Temple team describes use of cadaver DNA to advance genetics learning in medical curriculum

News-Medical.net - ‎7 hours ago‎
Cadavers have long been one of the most important resources for anatomy teaching in medical school. Now, they are also at the forefront of cutting-edge genetics teaching, thanks to innovative thinking by professors at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine ...
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Temple professors use cadaver DNA to advance genetics literacy in medical curricula Temple University Health System

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Temple team, led by Glenn S. Gerhard, MD, Chair of the Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry, Joseph and Rebecca Goodfriend Endowed Chair in Genetics, and Professor in the ...
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Seattle Genetics revenue jumps as cancer drug Adcetris takes off

Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) (blog) - ‎16 hours ago‎
Cancer drug company Seattle Genetics (Nasdaq: SGEN) reported increased revenue for the fourth quarter and the year on the back of strong sales of its Adcetris drug.

Sophia Genetics Partners with Swift Biosciences to Offer MDx Solution

GenomeWeb - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) - Sophia Genetics launched a new genetic test this week that combines its own Data Driven Medicine analytics platform with Swift Biosciences' Accel-Amplicon panels.

Chan et al. New insights into the genetics of human height: the value of SHR

Nature.com - ‎8 minutes ago‎
In order to investigate the influence of genetics on height, Chan et al. calculated the ratio of height when sitting to height when standing (sitting height ratio—SHR) in over 3500 African Americans and 21 590 Americans with European ancestry.

AgReliant Genetics Launches Precision Agriculture Technology Platform

Hoosier Ag Today - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
AgReliant Genetics, the third largest seed corn company in North America, launched the beta version of its precision agriculture platform to the public Monday, in collaboration with Spensa Technologies, an agriculture services company based in the ...

What Scientists Mean When They Say 'Race' Is Not Genetic

Huffington Post - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
If a team of scientists in Philadelphia and New York have their way, using race to categorize groups of people in biological and genetic research will be forever discontinued. The concept of race in such research is "problematic at best and harmful at ...

Genetics Society of America awards Detlef Weigel the 2016 GSA Medal

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
BETHESDA, MD - The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Detlef Weigel (Max Plank Institute for Developmental Biology, Tuebingen) has been awarded the GSA Medal for his outstanding contributions to the field of genetics in the ...
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23andMe Blames Chipper Mornings on Genetics

WIRED - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
You don't need to read your DNA to figure out that you're a morning person. You rise before your alarm clock. You practically levitate out of bed.

The explosive science of genetics

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jan 30, 2016‎
Today, spectacular advances in molecular genetics are producing an explosion of new information about how our genome shapes us.

Earnings Reaction History: Seattle Genetics Inc., 50.0% Follow-Through Indicator, 4.5% Sensitive

Nasdaq - ‎19 hours ago‎
is due to issue its quarterly earnings report in the upcoming extended-hours session. Given its history, traders can expect light trading in the issue immediately following its quarterly earnings announcement.

Genetic discrimination law urgently needed, medical experts say

CBC.ca - ‎Jan 30, 2016‎
Bill S-201 - the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act - would prohibit the disclosure of genetic test results to employers, insurance companies and other third parties.
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Can NewLink Genetics Win the Zika Vaccine Race?

Motley Fool - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
It seems the only thing spreading as fast as the Zika virus is the desire to develop a vaccine to prevent it. Recently, NewLink Genetics (NASDAQ:NLNK) threw its hat into the ring along with GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK), Sanofi (NYSE:SNY), and Inovio ...

New research on fly mating habits offers lessons about genetics

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Did you know that male fruit flies sing to get the attention of the ladies? New research suggests that fruit flies can even adjust their singing to suit their audience.

The Role of Genetics in Depression

Everyday Health (blog) - ‎17 hours ago‎
Researchers know from twin and family studies that genetics do play a role in depression: You don't actually inherit depression, but you may inherit genes that predispose you to the condition.
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Are genetics researchers inadvertently perpetuating racial stereotypes?

Christian Science Monitor - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
“Popular misinterpretations of the use of race in genetics also continue to fuel racist beliefs,” they explain, “so much so that, in 2014, a group of leading human population geneticists publicly refuted claims about the genetic basis of social ...

Of Mice and Men: Uncovering Cardiovascular Disease Genetics

PLoS Blogs (blog) - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
As with other complex diseases, both genetic and environmental factors influence disease risk, and some families are highly predisposed to the disease.
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Atlas Genetics Garners CE Mark for Chlamydia Test, Point-of-Care MDx Platform

GenomeWeb - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) - Atlas Genetics announced today it has received CE-IVD marking for its Chlamydia trachomatis test and io ultra-rapid point-of-care platform.

GWAS identifies 24 new loci for renal function

Nature.com - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) has identified 24 novel genetic loci that are associated with renal function (based on estimated glomerular filtration rate), and has confirmed 29 previously identified loci.
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