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Google Spinoff Seeks To Extend Human Lifespan
2013-09-19 08:21:31

[ Watch the Video: Google Has Its Sights Set On Your Lifespan ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google has launched an independent healthcare company to develop new technologies that fight age-related illnesses and extend the human lifespan. The new venture, dubbed Calico, will be run by former Genentech chief executive Arthur Levinson, who will also be an investor. “Illness and aging affect all our families... from the decreased mobility and mental...

Genetic Associations Found In Pollen, Dust And Cat Allergies
2013-07-03 07:31:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sixteen new genetic associations, including pollen, dust-mite and cat allergies, have been identified by the largest genome-wide association study ever conducted on common allergies. 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, and the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) collaborated on the study, which examined data for more than 53,000 individuals. The study, published in Nature Genetics, also identified...

2013-03-14 17:45:11

Research suggests that complex interactions underlie the development of myopia in humans In the largest ever genome-wide association study on myopia, 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, identified 20 new genetic associations for myopia, or nearsightedness. The company also replicated two known associations in the study, which was specific to individuals of European ancestry. The study included an analysis of genetic data and survey responses from more than 50,000 23andMe...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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