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2012-02-10 10:14:58

New research suggests that unrelated individuals may be mistakenly identified as genetic family members due to inaccurate genetic assumptions New research suggests that unrelated individuals may be mistakenly identified as genetic family members due to inaccurate genetic assumptions. This is particularly relevant when considering familial searching: a new technique which extends forensic identification to family members of individuals with profiles in offender/arrestee DNA databases. In a...

2012-01-25 04:11:18

The time for commercial development of gene therapy has come. Patients with diseases treatable and curable with gene therapy deserve access to the technology, which has demonstrated both its effectiveness and feasibility, says James Wilson, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Human Gene Therapy in a provocative commentary and accompanying videocast. Human Gene Therapy and Human Gene Therapy (HGT) Methods are peer-reviewed journals published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.. Until recently, gene therapy...

2012-01-06 09:00:00

The Paternity Lab Center is offering a new service assisting children and families with getting death benefits using Dna Testing (PRWEB) January 06, 2012 The Paternity Lab Center is offering a new service assisting children and families with death benefits. At one time when the father of a child died without signing the birth certificate it meant that that child would not be able to claim death benefits or enjoy any other insurance benefits that the child had a legal right to. The birth...

2011-12-21 11:43:31

Diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and can reduce blood supply to the heart tissue and damage cardiac cells, resulting in heart failure. New research has investigated if nerve growth factor (NGF) gene therapy can prevent diabetic heart failure and small vascular disease in mice. The study by Professor Costanza Emanueli, British Heart Foundation Senior Research Fellow and colleagues of the Bristol Heart Institute in the Regenerative Medicine Section of the School of...


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