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  • The human cost of our flawed experiment with gene patents

    Nina, a resident of East Baltimore, celebrated her 41st birthday last Sunday. Surrounded by family and friends, she struggled for breath to extinguish the candles on her cake. Two years ago Nina was diagnosed with breast cancer. Genetic testing and...
  • LAPD: Serial rapist strikes 35 times; 'We need to find this man'

    LAPD: Serial rapist strikes 35 times; 'We need to find this man'
    For 17 years, a man once dubbed the "Teardrop Rapist" has quietly struck again and again, sexually assaulting 35 women along a corridor that runs through the heart of the city from Hollywood to South L.A. The suspect -- who his victims believe had a...
  • Want a sculpture? A new jaw? Pizza? Just print it

    Want a sculpture? A new jaw? Pizza? Just print it
    Thanks to 3D printing, American society may be about to boldly go where no one has gone before. A Johns Hopkins scientist is seeking to adapt the technology to grow human jaw bones — potentially revolutionizing implant procedures. A Halethorpe...
  • Roots Market highlights non-genetically engineered products in October

    Roots Market highlights non-genetically engineered products in October
    Roots Market, an organic grocer in Clarksville and Olney, plans to highlight non- genetically modified ingredients this month. "Genetically modified organisms" or GMOs, are plants or animals created through gene splicing techniques of biotechnology,...
  • 23andMe's designer baby patent is 'a serious mistake,' critics charge

    23andMe's designer baby patent is 'a serious mistake,' critics charge
    What’s even more repulsive than the idea of using DNA tests to help people create a designer babies? Getting a patent for the idea. 23andMe, the pioneering direct-to-consumer genetic testing company, was awarded such a patent in September. U.S....
  • Body found likely missing Lake Villa man, DNA tests being done

    Body found likely missing Lake Villa man, DNA tests being done
    The body found Thursday night near the car of a Lake Villa man who disappeared last month on his drive home from work is likely the missing man, and DNA test results should be available Monday to prove it, authorities said today. Nicholas Steward, 33,...
  • Professors at Berkeley and Stanford share Nobel Prize for medicine

    Professors at Berkeley and Stanford share Nobel Prize for medicine
    Professors of molecular and cellular biology at UC Berkeley and Stanford University are sharing the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work in unraveling the mystery of a key cellular process. Randy W. Schekman of Berkeley and Thomas...
  • Osiris strikes deal to sell marquee stem-cell drug for $100M

    Osiris strikes deal to sell marquee stem-cell drug for $100M
    Columbia biotechnology company Osiris Therapeutics has reached a deal to sell its marquee stem-cell drug, the first to win government approval, for up to $100 million. A subsidiary of Australian company Mesoblast Ltd. has agreed to pay $50 million for...
  • Man held on $350K in sexual abuse of girlfriend's relative

    Man held on $350K in sexual abuse of girlfriend's relative
    A man was ordered held on $350,000 bail Sunday and accused of sexually abusing his girlfriend's young relative after DNA evidence left on the child's clothes linked him to the crime. Rodney Jackson, 29, whose birthday is this week, was charged with...
  • Harnessing our yen for sex, drugs and food to deliver medicine

    Harnessing our yen for sex, drugs and food to deliver medicine
    You might think from reading the medical news these days that our voracious appetite for food, drugs and sex is a bad thing. That neglects clear evidence that the powerful and reliable impulse to do things that make us feel good has been essential to...
  • Last blood meal found in belly of 46-million-year-old mosquito fossil

    Last blood meal found in belly of 46-million-year-old mosquito fossil
    Scientists have discovered the last blood meal of a 46 million-year-old female mosquito, and isolated a little fragment of the protein in it, too. The findings, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show...