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CONTENTS Issue #771
We must seize the opportunity to set families free of mitochondrial disease
Game Review: Spermania - The Race for Life
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We must seize the opportunity to set families free of mitochondrial disease
15 September 2014 - by Geoff Brindle
It is every parent's nightmare to lose a son or daughter, whatever age they may be; particularly when it is to an illness or disease for which there is no treatment or cure... [Read More]
'Offer breast cancer risk gene screening to every 30-year-old woman', says scientist who discovered BRCA1
15 September 2014 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
A leading scientist involved in the identification of the BRCA1 gene mutation has recommended that genetic screening of the BRCA genes should be routinely offered to all women aged 30 years or over.... [Read More]
Activated gene extends life by a third - in fruit flies
15 September 2014 - by Ari Haque
Activating a single gene can slow the ageing process and considerably extend life, scientists have discovered... [Read More]
Prototype lung cancer breath test checks for gene mutations
15 September 2014 - by Antony Starza-Allen
Scientists have shown that minimal genetic changes can be detected in vapour containing cells engineered to replicate early stage lung cancer.... [Read More]
Human stem cells reset to 'pristine' embryonic state
15 September 2014 - by Rhys Baker
Human pluripotent stem cells have been 'reset' to resemble embryonic stem cells at the earliest developmental state yet achieved... [Read More]
Prostate cancer study picks out 23 risk genes
15 September 2014 - by Dr Anna Cauldwell
Twenty-three genetic variants associated with increased risk of prostate cancer have been identified in a new study, bringing the total number of susceptibility variants for the disease to 100... [Read More]
Game Review: Spermania - The Race for Life
15 September 2014 - by Chris Baldacci
This little app for Android has been getting a bit of hype because (a) it’s kind of about sex (snigger like a seven-year-old) (b) it was designed by PinchPoint, based in Ramallah, Palestine (do concerned Guardian-reader face)... [Read More]

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