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Over the past few months, a number of drugs have been under investigation to treat COVID-19 without well-established safety or data to support these claims. However, some of these unproven therapies may have underlying genetic reasons for not being effective and resulting in fatal adverse effects as found with hydroxychloroquine.University of Minnesota College of …

“New Zealand dairy farmers are becoming world leaders in precision farming – they are using cost-effective, innovative solutions to get more value on-farm and ultimately do more with less.  “This was also evident in the 2018-19 Dairy Statistics with farmers achieving record milk production while cow numbers continue to decline,” said King. “This is good …

Health care has been constantly under fire in recent years due to increasing costs and politicization, much of which has eroded trust in the health care system.  The Frederick News-Post spoke with several Frederick Health employees for a health care roundtable about ongoing trends in the industry in 2020 and what Frederick Health is doing …

New research suggests that our genes may not be as big a contributor to our risk of disease as previously thought. Image: Istock.com/from2015 via AFP Relaxnews New Canadian research has found that genes may have less to do with our risk of disease than we think, and factors such as environment and lifestyle could play …

Taking advantage of powerful advances in CRISPR gene editing, scientists at the University of California San Diego have set their sights on one of society’s most formidable threats to human health. A research team led by Andrés Valderrama at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Surashree Kulkarni of the Division of Biological Sciences has …

Image copyright V. Sork Image caption The study found that many trees were already struggling to cope with today’s temperatures Tree conservation strategies based on genetic data are best suited for landscapes affected by a rapidly changing climate, a study suggests. Researchers found using genetic markers of climate resilient traits are more effective than traditional …

A new genetic test straight out of a dystopian sci-fi film aims to let hopeful parents pick smarter, taller, and healthier babies. Laurent Tellier, the founder of New Jersey startup Genomic Predictions, used the 1997 movie “Gattaca” as inspiration for a DNA screening method that scores embryos with risk estimates for diabetes, heart disease, and …

A Japanese drugmaker is suing a U.S.-based biotech company over the latter’s claims to intellectual property dating back to a now defunct partnership between the two. Tokyo-based Daiichi Sankyo said Monday that it had sued Seattle Genetics in the District Court of Delaware after it said Seattle Genetics laid claim to intellectual property rights related …

Image copyright Eviatar Nevo Image caption Scientists are excited by the presence of “beneficial mutations” in wild relatives of wheat Wild relatives of food crops, such as wheat, host an abundant array of genetic material to help the plants cope with a changing climate. In a study over 28 years showed that populations of wild …

Globally, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are a major burden on individuals and communities. To make matters worse, there are few treatments to combat these complex illnesses. Even the causes of dementia are widely debated. Sadly, clinical trials for drugs to stop or even slow its progress have come up short. Taking a …