Thanksgiving Leftovers: The Turkey Genome

Rather than give you the same tomfoolery as other sites this Thanksgiving, we thought it would be worth re-posting a story we did at the start of the Turkey Genome Mapping Project. Gobble gobble.

Scientists Create Live Frankenmice From Tissue of Mice Frozen for 16 Years

Japanese scientists report today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the successful cloning of mice using genetic material from bodies frozen up to 16 years ago.

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Organ Age Reversal

For the first time, researchers have prevented the typical age-related decline in a whole organ, allowing old mice to have livers that function as if they were young.

HIV-immune Cells

Doctors are considering using a new technology to genetically modify AIDS patients’ own cells to be resistant to HIV.

Cancer Blood Tests

The holy grail of cancer detection is a simple blood test that would spot signals of cancer early enough to cure it. Now genetics researchers report a surprising discovery that could lead to such tests.

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Sweet Tooth Gene

Researchers have linked a specific gene difference to consuming more sugary foods. They even uncovered how the sweet tooth gene likely affects sugar intake.

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Schizophrenia Gene Puzzle

New research suggests that nearly every person with schizophrenia has a different genetic defect.

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Height & Long Life

As the infamous Randy Newman song goes, “Short people got no reason to live.” Well, researchers now say some short people might actually be living longer, thanks to their genes. A gene that affects people’s growth might also help control aging.

Twin DNA Differences

Geneticists are discovering that identical twins don’t have identical DNA. This surprising research could help scientists better understand genetic diseases in the rest of us.

Disarming AIDS

Scientists have discovered a weakness in the AIDS virus that could lead to a new class of treatments. The virus acts like a hijacker, turning the body’s own machinery against it. But the new research could deprive AIDS of those weapons.

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