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Stories with subject: Genetics
  • Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis promising for some patients 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:55 pm

    LONDON - Doctors who gave children with cystic fibrosis a replacement copy of a defective gene say it appeared to slow the expected decline of some patients' lungs, but called the results "modest" and say there must be major improvements before offering the treatment more widely.

  • Survey: US political and generation gaps on science issues 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 11:06 am

    WASHINGTON - Age divides Americans on science issues just as much as political ideology, a new analysis of recent polling shows.

  • Federal judge rules Maui County ban on GMO crops invalid 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 9:25 pm

    HONOLULU - A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid.

  • Scientists look into why most Alzheimer's patients are women 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 3:33 am

    WASHINGTON - Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men.

  • New questions about why more women than men have Alzheimer's story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 8:28 am

    WASHINGTON - Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men.

  • Grocers: Vermont GMO law could lead to fines of $10M a day 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 1:21 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont's first-in-the-nation law requiring the labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms could cost the nation's grocers up to $10 million a day in fines, according to a letter from an industry organization that is suing the block the law.

  • Maui GMO case judge focuses on county authority to regulate 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 8:46 pm

    HONOLULU - A federal judge said Monday that the key question before her in lawsuits related to a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically modified crops is whether federal and state law trump county law.

  • Vermont educators get grant for biomedical research 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 5:08 pm

    BURLINGTON, Vermont - A network of Vermont scientists led by the University of Vermont is getting a federal grant of $17.8 million to continue biomedical research projects while also training the next generation of researchers, officials said Friday.