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Scientists develop a blood test which can predict whether you will die in the next 10 years

Scientists develop a blood test which can predict whether you will die in the next 10 years with more than 80% accuracy Scientists looked at more than 44,000 people ranging from 18 to 109 years old Identified 14 biomarkers linked to immunity, glucose control and inflammation Markers predicted the risk of death over up to 16 years… Read More »

Scientists can now manipulate sperm to determine the sex of cattle. Will they do it with humans?

Sperm can be segregated into male and female, scientists have shown for the first time in a breakthrough experts say could have “disruptive social consequences” if applied to humans. Japanese researchers discovered that sperm bearing the X chromosome, which generates a female when it joins with the X chromosome of an egg, carries molecules which… Read More »

Scientists identify genes tied to increased risk of ovarian cancer

Denise Heady A team of researchers from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cedars-Sinai Cancer and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has identified 34 genes that are associated with an increased risk for developing the earliest stages of ovarian cancer. The findings, published today in the journal Nature Genetics, will both help identify women who are at highest risk of developing ovarian… Read More »