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2014-11-12 08:33:09

Meeting in Baltimore, MD, December 4-7, 2014 BOSTON, Nov.

2013-08-08 13:57:33

A team from the University of Washington has unveiled a comprehensive portrait of the genome of the world’s first immortal cell line, known as HeLa.

2013-08-08 10:14:45

The National Institutes of Health today announced in Nature that it has reached an understanding with the family of the late Henrietta Lacks to allow biomedical researchers controlled access to the whole genome data of cells derived from her tumor, commonly known as HeLa cells.

2010-11-03 00:00:41

Women Journalists Explore Historical Narratives that Shape our Lives Authors to speak at Sweet Briar College Thursday, Nov. 4 and Monday, Nov. 8. Sweet Briar, VA (Vocus) November 2, 2010 Sweet Briar College will host lectures and book signings by two noted women journalists on Thursday, Nov.

2010-09-17 13:54:16

As government support for personalized medicine grows, a consumer advocate, a patient, and bioethicists explore ethical controversies.

2010-06-22 14:25:09

A lawyer and researcher at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics says a new legal and ethical framework needs to be placed around the donation and banking of human biological material, one that would more clearly define the terms of the material's use — and address donor expectations before research begins.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.