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Chinese oncologists research cancer genes

One hundred and fifty-two oncologists from across China formed a working group on Friday to identify genetic faults that can increase the risk of cancer.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/18 7:58:50

Principles of human gene editing released

The principles of human gene editing were put forward for the first time by the Human Gene Editing Research Committee in its report, "Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics, and Governance," which was released on Feb. 15.
Source: People.cn | 2017/2/17 11:05:23

"Superspreaders" identified as driving cause of 2014 Ebola epidemic

A new study has shown that in the catastrophic 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic in West Africa, about three percent of the people infected were responsible for infecting 61 percent of all cases.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 10:08:32

Chinese scientist participates in human gene editing committee

A Chinese scientist has participated in making recommendations for human gene editing that cover basic laboratory research, and somatic and germline (heritable) genome editing, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/17 7:56:15

Australian researchers identify genetic mutation responsible for rare pancreatic cancer

Australian researchers have discovered that genetic changes usually linked to breast, ovarian and colon cancer can also cause a rare type of pancreatic cancer.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/16 9:57:33

Research shows link to brain disease and heading the ball in professional football

Scientists in Britain warned Wednesday that professional footballers repeatedly heading the ball may suffer long-term brain damage.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/16 8:36:44

Scientists in Uganda develop technique to boost mango production during off-season

Scientists in Uganda have developed a technique of increasing mango production during off-season in a bid to increase household incomes.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/14 8:34:38

Aust'n researchers prevent progression of diabetic kidney disease for first time

An Australian pharmaceutical company has successfully prevented the progression of Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD) for the first time.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/10 10:37:24

Sexual orientation plays no part in mental health risk: Aust'n study

Homosexual and bisexual people are no more likely to be at risk of poor mental health compared to their straight counterparts, the results of an Australian study have shown.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/10 10:37:05

Research underway to replace crude oil with vegetable oil in candle making

Researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands are working on a vegetable-based alternative for paraffin wax, the main raw material for candles made from crude oil, the university announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/9 8:15:34