Biotechnology company Myriad Genetics Inc. seeking the right to patent human genes

U.S. companies are conducting genetic research will defend to the Supreme Court the right to patent and further open their commercial use of human genes. Scientists are puzzled how you can patent a part of the human body.

Over the past three years, the biotechnology company Myriad Genetics Inc. defends its right to maintain patents received by it on the genes BRCA, a mutation which often leads to the development of cancer in women and men. This discovery was made in the course of an independent investigation with the assistance of expensive equipment and highly skilled professionals.

Patents on

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Scientists have successfully raised another transgenic plant

26.03.2013

The scientists were able to create the first plant capable to store nutrients in fats, experimenting with unique genes found in the cells of green algae. American geneticists first cultivated plant with a high content of fat and other "power-hungry" connections, which makes it suitable for the production of biofuels or as sverhkaloriynogo livestock feed, according to a paper published in the journal Plant Cell.  

"If we learn how to extract the oil from the leaves, stems and seeds, the

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In the womb found a two-headed shark embryos

27.03.2013

Similar anomalies are rare because new case has received a separate scientific articles in the Journal of Fish Biology. Researchers from Michigan State University, explains that scientists are much more likely come across two-headed lizards and snakes, but it may not reflect the true picture.

"These animals, — says Michael Wagner, an assistant professor and one of the authors of the opening — often bred in captivity, so the appearance of anomalies easier to detect."

Sharks, unlike snakes and lizards, very rare breed in the eyes of man, and two-headed birds usually live very

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United States: the mystery of anthrax disclosed?

29.12.2003

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U.S. scientists have unraveled the mystery of anthrax — a mechanism that allows this microorganism to survive in almost any environment and multiply at an alarming rate.

As shown by their study, these properties anthrax linked to several hundreds of genes and their encoded proteins. High survival

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Replace the human race of telepaths and psychics?

12.01.2004

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Scientists believe that in our genes and brain lurking superpowers

The real sensation of 2000 was the announcement of the International Human Genome Consortium on "deciphering" of the human genome. After a year of "book of life", as it is called gene were modestly called a hastily written "rough draft." It turned

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Stanford dying brain changes

06.02.2004

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Researchers have lifted the veil of secrecy over the state of the human brain at the moment of dying man. The results cast doubt on the conclusions previously drawn from the autopsy and investigation of dead brain tissue.

Richard Myers of Stanford University and his colleagues found

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USA: new puzzles Sargasso Sea

09.03.2004

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The staff of the American Institute of alternative bioenergy found in the Sargasso Sea near two thousand organisms previously unknown to science.

The combination of these microbes contain at least one million two hundred thousand genes, the study of which can bring many serious discoveries.

These include

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Asked the chimpanzee genome puzzle

01.06.2004

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What is the difference between man and ape? The answer may seem more complicated than scientists believed, the results of the first accurate interpretation of the chimpanzee genome.

You know that approximately 98.5% of the base pairs constituting our DNA, such as chimpanzees. Therefore, scientists have assumed

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There were more strawberry genes than human

An international team of scientists managed to decipher the genetic code of strawberries and cocoa fruit that make chocolate. Woodland strawberry genome contains 35,000 genes, a third more than in humans. Researchers are reminded that the genome of Homo Sapience has 25,000 genes.

However, suffer from their "genetically defective" people of this does not have to: the genome of plants, usually contains more genes. In the DNA of rice, for example, includes 57 000 genes. Grätzel has a practical application. It will greatly improve the taste of strawberries and chocolate. In genetic structure akin strawberries with fruit like apples, pears,

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Govern the behavior of bees epigenetic mechanisms

The researchers saw the epigenetic switch gene activity leads to radical changes in the behavior of the organism.

The fate of the bees depend on epigenetic switches in her mind: that of becoming a nurse bee-picker or pickers — a nurse, she had to change the nature of methylation of several dozen genes. As it happens, is described in the journal Nature Neuroscience, researchers in an article from Johns Hopkins University (USA).

Bees are known, the caste system: the uterus gives birth to offspring, workers provide him food and care. Moreover, among the workers is a nurse who directly care

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