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Gene Therapy May Treat Rare Form of Blindness

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January 16, 2014
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British doctors say a small, preliminary study using gene therapy to treat a rare form of blindness is promising and could trigger similar efforts for other causes of vision loss. (Jan. 16)


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Researchers Test New Gene Therapy to Treat Blindness

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Newsy (Jan. 16, 2014) — Researchers in the U.K. have tested a new technique that could cure a rare form of blindness and possibly help treat more common forms, as well.
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Scientists: All Red Heads Related to Each Other, Carrot Top

Scientists: All Red Heads Related to Each Other, Carrot Top

Buzz60 (Apr. 23, 2013) — A company called ScotlandsDNA claims that all people with the red hair gene can be traced back to the first person with that feature, meaning all people with red hair are at least loosely related. In an attempt to lessen the stigma and bullying associated with being a copper-top, they've created a home DNA test so people can check if they carry the recessive gene. The hope is that someone who finds out they could have a red-head child would be less likely to rip on people who do have Ronald McDonald colored hair. Patrick Jones has the story.
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Gene Linked to Teen Binge Drinking

Gene Linked to Teen Binge Drinking

Newsy (Dec. 4, 2012) — A recent study links the gene RASGRF-2 to binge drinking. The gene gives off high levels of dopamine when drinking.
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Dance Therapy Could Help Treat Dizziness

Dance Therapy Could Help Treat Dizziness

Reuters (Oct. 22, 2013) — Scientists have discovered differences in the brain structure of ballet dancers that may help them avoid dizziness while performing pirouettes. The findings could lead to the development of dance therapy to treat patients with chronic dizziness, a condition experienced by one in four people during their lives. Jim Drury has more.
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