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AP Science WriterNEW YORK (AP) — To millions of people, the Christmas tree is a cheerful sight. To scientists who decipher the DNA codes of plants and animals, it's a monster. We're talking about the conifer, the umbrella term for cone-bearing trees like the...
firstname.lastname@example.orgFor the Jennings family, the unknown is a real part of their lives. Vanessa, 11, and Jacob, 7, were diagnosed with a rare disease in 2008. At the time, Vanessa was 7 and Jacob just 2. Doctors had been testing Vanessa since she was about 2 years old in...
Of The Morning CallHarvey M. Robinson, 19, was convicted last night of three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two Allentown women and a teen-age girl. A Lehigh County jury will have to decide whether to sentence Robinson to death or life imprisonment for...
Recent news of a “shotgun sequence” of the wheat genome inspired excitement about the possibilities for breakthrough science based on increased understanding of the crop's complex genetic make-up. Sequencing the wheat genome has been a long-term goal of...
Valencia, Spain – Detailing the ancestry of sweet orange has been a long-sought prize for citrus scientists. On Friday, the leader of a group that has been analyzing the genetic makeup of citrus said in a scientific talk that the ponkan -- a large,...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New, non-invasive tests for chromosomal disorders should be reserved for pregnant women with a higher-than-average risk of having a baby with Down syndrome, doctors said this week. The screening tests, which find small amounts...
Reuters(Reuters) - A new supercomputer-based network will allow doctors to use genomic sequencing to speed cancer treatment and could increase survival chances for patients, its creator, billionaire healthcare businessman Dr. Patrick Soon Shiong, said on...
How many children have you had, and did you wait until after 30 to have the first one? Do you have more than one drink a day? Did you get your period before you were 12? Do you exercise? Have a low-fat, high-fiber diet? Did you breast-feed? Do you work...
Every time a woman is tested for gene mutations linked to significantly higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer, her blood is sent to a lab in Utah. That's because Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Inc. owns the patents to the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2...
Genes make us who we are — in sickness and in health. We get our genetic makeup from our parents, of course, but in the future, we might be getting genes from our doctors too. Imagine your doctor promising to cure your cancer or heart disease by...
A good crossbreeding program takes some background in genetics, a big enough herd and land base, good bull suppliers and time to figure all that out. Producers looking for a simpler route to heterosis often opt to use a composite bull. “In order for a...
KTLA NewsNORTH HILLS, Calif. (KTLA) -- A suspected copper wire thief was captured after detectives linked him to DNA left at the scene, officials said Wednesday. In January, a homeowner refurbishing an uninhabited home in the 9500 block of Langdon Avenue found...
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