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Gene responsible for the onset of aging

Gene responsible for the onset of aging

A Center for Human Genetics/Genomics has been established at the University of California

A Center for Human Genetics/Genomics has been established at the University of California

Zebrafish research may help determine what causes certain birth defects

Zebrafish research may help determine what causes certain birth defects

Xenobiotic gets patent approval for toxin detection

Xenobiotic gets patent approval for toxin detection

Researchers have recreated the ability of mammalian cells to self-organize

Researchers have recreated the ability of mammalian cells to self-organize

Virginia Health urges women of childbearing age to take folic acid

Virginia Health urges women of childbearing age to take folic acid

Cellular garbage plays a key role in the process of cytokinesis, or cell division

Cellular garbage plays a key role in the process of cytokinesis, or cell division

Multivitamins with 0.4 - 0.8 mg of folic acid are best in birth defect prevention

Multivitamins with 0.4 - 0.8 mg of folic acid are best in birth defect prevention

International plan to rid the world of dirty dozen most toxic chemicals known to humankind

International plan to rid the world of dirty dozen most toxic chemicals known to humankind

CDC announces new goals and organizational structure

CDC announces new goals and organizational structure

Two serious birth defects in the U. S. are on the decline

Two serious birth defects in the U. S. are on the decline

Warning to parents-to-be that non-medical ultrasounds are unapproved, inappropriate, and possibly even risky

Warning to parents-to-be that non-medical ultrasounds are unapproved, inappropriate, and possibly even risky

Scientists have discovered a genetic cause of cleft lip and palate in mice

Scientists have discovered a genetic cause of cleft lip and palate in mice

Polio victory remembered on 50th anniversary of Salk Vaccine field trials

Polio victory remembered on 50th anniversary of Salk Vaccine field trials

Common anemia drug may protect hearts of infants undergoing surgical repair of congenital defects

Common anemia drug may protect hearts of infants undergoing surgical repair of congenital defects

Black women with high blood pressure during pregnancy have higher homocysteine levels

Black women with high blood pressure during pregnancy have higher homocysteine levels

Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the eighth most common in women

Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the eighth most common in women

New information on genetic shuffling before egg or sperm formation rewrites genetic theory

New information on genetic shuffling before egg or sperm formation rewrites genetic theory

Alcohol screening can spot addiction

Alcohol screening can spot addiction

Research suggests protein released from lungs could initiate labour

Research suggests protein released from lungs could initiate labour