Stories tagged: Biochemistry
Tue., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Wed., 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, …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …