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The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth...?
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The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth...?
23 June 2014 - by Professor Sheena Lewis
Over the past couple of weeks we've been hit with news reports about cannabis being bad for sperm (but tobacco and alcohol not having much effect) and mobile phones also being potentially damaging. Here, I want to look at the strengths, weaknesses and implications of the papers behind the headlines... [Read More]
Four gene mutations lower heart attack risk
23 June 2014 - by Dr Charlotte Warren-Gash
Four rare gene mutations may protect against heart attacks by lowering levels of a type of fat called triglycerides, according to research in the New England Journal of Medicine. [Read More]
Very small beta-thalassemia gene therapy trial gets investors' blood up
23 June 2014 - by Dr Anna Cauldwell
Two patients with the serious inherited blood disorder beta-thalassemia have been able to stop blood transfusions 12 days after receiving experimental gene therapy... [Read More]
Biotech vows to 'defend women's rights' by contesting Myriad lawsuit
23 June 2014 - by Alice Plein
Pathway Genomics, a biotech company based in San Diego, announced it will 'vigorously defend itself' against a patent infringement suit filed by Myriad Genetics and others... [Read More]
Violence at home can 'scar' children's DNA
23 June 2014 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
Family disruption such as domestic violence can shorten telomeres, the caps on the end of chromosomes, a study from Tulane University, US, has found... [Read More]
Surrogate mother who faked pregnancies is jailed
23 June 2014 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A woman has been jailed for fraud after cheating couples out of thousands of pounds by pretending to act as a surrogate mother for them... [Read More]

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