Stories tagged: Biochemistry
TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 7:49 A.M.
Fast-growing fish may never wind up on your plate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Salmon that’s been genetically modified to grow twice as fast as normal could soon show up on your dinner plate. That is, if the company that makes …
FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 1:57 P.M.
Court to decide if human genes can be patented
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether companies can patent human genes, a decision that could reshape medical research in the United States and the …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012, 12:06 P.M.
Oregon scientists make embryos with 2 women, 1 man
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists in Oregon have created embryos with genes from one man and two women, using a provocative technique that could someday be used to prevent babies …
SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012, 3:39 P.M.
Voice software helps study of rare Yosemite owls
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — In the bird world, they make endangered condors seem almost commonplace. The unique Great Gray Owls of Yosemite, left to evolve after glacial ice …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 12:15 P.M.
2 US scientists win Nobel chemistry prize
NEW YORK (AP) — Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for studies of how the cells in our bodies pick up signals as diverse as hormones, smells, …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 2012, 1:43 P.M.
Two-day test can spot gene diseases in newborns
WASHINGTON (AP) — Too often, newborns die of genetic diseases before doctors even know what’s to blame. Now scientists have found a way to decode those babies’ DNA in just …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 11:29 A.M.
New DNA encyclopedia shows complex inner workings
NEW YORK (AP) — A colossal international effort has yielded the first comprehensive look at how our DNA works, an encyclopedia of information that will rewrite the textbooks and offer …