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One Baby, Three Parents! Scientists Now Say It Looks Safe To Make Embryos From 3 Types Of DNA!

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What an AH-Mazing medical breakthrough!

Britain’s fertility regulator ruled today that the controversial techniques to create embryos from 3 different DNAs doesn’t appear to be unsafe! Do you know what this could mean for gay couples??

While further experiments are still needed, the report just released found that lab tests done on animals show that this is indeed possible!

Dr. Andy Greenfield, who chaired the expert panel behind this report explained though that we can’t celebrate this breakthrough just yet.

He said:

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Angelina Jolie's Gene Mutation And Surgery: Everything You Need To Know!

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important facts about angelina jolie gene mutation and surgeryAngelina Jolie has been the center of attention the last couple of days for raising awareness for women's health issues when she announced she was having preventative surgeries!

But some people are still a little unclear about all of the medical jargon that has come along with the news, so here are some important facts to help clear up any lingering confusion:

What is a BRCA1 gene?

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Could DNA Store The Whole World's Digital Data??

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No, DNA isn't an abbreviation for some data storage company.

We mean deoxyribonucleic acid! You know, DNA! The stuff genes are made out of.

Researchers reported yesterday that they were able to store all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets, a photo, a scientific paper and a 26-second sound clip from MLK's I Have a Dream speech.

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Geneticists Plan To Examine Adam Lanza’s DNA For ‘Abnormalities’

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No amount of genetic testing on a monster's body is going to bring back all the innocent lives lost in Newtown, but it just might help prevent others from occurring.

Whether your stance lands somewhere between a gun ban or giving guns to everyone, we think we're pretty okay with science taking a crack at it. We're just afraid that there will be a knee jerk reaction if they think they find something. Plus, what happens if they don't?

Sometimes you just can't find the reasons in the senseless, no matter how hard you look.

Here's what they might look for, according to someone involved with the plans:

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Men V. Women: Who Handles Pain Better?

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This is a very interesting and specific question — and we believe it varies by person.

But hey, that's just us. When you ask other people the question, though, who would know better than a nurse in NYC??

Check out the video (above) to see a pretty straight forward discussion on who she sees handling pain the best!

Fascinating!

In UR opinion, do men or women handle pain the best??

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Biological Binary Exists: Scientists Develop DNA Digital Storage

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And we aren't just talking one use here, we're talking REWRITABLE digital storage in our DNA!

It's true, scientists have developed a biological system that can record digital data… biological binary, in other words!

Stanford researchers figured out how to us natural enzymes to create rewritable data storage built directly into living cells' DNA. Holy shizz!

Mainly they use the enzymes to flip DNA sequences back and forth, like a light switch, which can be seen as a binary-like system. If it's one direction, it's a 0, the other, it's a 1. You get it.

This can store up to one bit of data without using ANY power! Plus we can see how many time a cell has doubled.

This could lead to us being able to turn off affected cells, like in the case of cancer. We just need to bump up the storage to a byte — and that could take at least 10 years.

Ten years to a byte is CRAZY!

Though, this is super interesting. What we're taking from it is that the cells in our body can be turned into an iPod. Right? Riiiiiight?

Ha!

But really, this is a pretty huge discovery and could mean a lot of things for the medical industry.

It just sucks that it's going to take so much time.

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Scientists Make Breast Cancer Breakthroughs!

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Scientists have mapped the complete genetic codes of 21 breast cancers and catalogued mutations that gather up in beast cancer cells.

This hopefully will lead to much earlier detection which means easier treatment.

This research is trying to find out, genetically, how cancer evolves, so hopefully it'll be easier to spot mutations that lead to the growth of breast tumors.

The research team leader said:

"These findings have implications for our understanding of how breast cancers develop over the decades before diagnosis in adults and might help to find possible targets for improved diagnosis or therapeutic intervention in the future."

Breast cancer kills over 450,000 woman each year in the world, so this a great step forward for hundreds of thousands of people.

This is such a big step because scientists are getting their first real close up look at the mechanism behind cancer.

"We've known for many years now that all cancers are due to abnormalities of DNA that occur in every single cell of the body over the course of a lifetime. But although we've known that, it's remarkable how rudimentary our knowledge is about what the processes are that cause these abnormalities, these mutations in our DNA."

Hopefully soon they'll be able to see how breast cancer develops so they can treat it more effectively.

Let's go, science!

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