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Stories with subject: Genetics
  • Study: Neanderthal DNA may influence modern depression risk 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 2:14 pm

    NEW YORK - A new study says a person's risk of becoming depressed or hooked on smoking may be influenced by DNA inherited from Neanderthals.

  • Food industry looks to Congress as GMO labeling law nears story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 4:26 pm

    WASHINGTON - The food industry is pressuring Congress to act before the state of Vermont requires food labels for genetically modified ingredients.

  • Latin America scrambles to squash Zika-spreading mosquito 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 12:42 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - With no hope for a vaccine to prevent Zika in the near future, authorities are focusing on the most effective way to combat the virus: killing the mosquito that carries it.

  • Health officials want more Zika samples, data from Brazil story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-04-16 12:03 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil is not sharing enough samples and disease data to let researchers determine whether the Zika virus is, as feared, linked to the increased number of babies born with abnormally small heads in the South American country, U.N. and U.S. health officials say.

  • Britain approves controversial gene-editing experiments story has photos
    Updated: Feb-01-16 3:42 pm

    LONDON - In a landmark decision that some ethicists warned is a step down the path toward "designer babies," Britain gave scientists approval Monday to conduct gene-editing experiments on human embryos.

  • AP News Guide: Facts about gene editing as Britain OKs study 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 1:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - Britain's decision to allow researchers to edit the genes of human embryos - not to create babies but to start unraveling the earliest stages of development - is raising new questions about the ethics of this hot new technology.

  • Study hints at biology of schizophrenia, may aid treatment 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 1:06 pm

    NEW YORK - Scientists pursuing the biological roots of schizophrenia have zeroed in on a potential factor - a normal brain process that gets kicked into overdrive. The finding could someday lead to ways to treat the disease or even prevent it.

  • University of Oregon researcher's work attracts debate 
    Updated: Jan-23-16 1:16 pm

    EUGENE, Oregon - University of Oregon molecular biologist Ken Prehoda is experiencing the ups and downs of becoming a viral sensation - as in social media, not an infection.

  • Maine lawmakers to debate changing GMO label laws 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 4:37 am

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine leaders will debate the possibility of changing the state's law regarding food grown with the use of genetically modified organisms.

  • Washington University genome institute receives $60 million 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 3:34 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The McDonnell Genome Institute at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is one of four institutions to receive $60 million in federal money to study the genetic factors of several common complex diseases such as diabetes, autism and epilepsy, The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday.

  • FDA gives OK for company's genetically engineered potato story has photos
    Updated: Jan-13-16 9:59 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - A potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market, the Food and Drug Administration says.