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1. Genetic experts predict end of surgery
2. Adults could grow replacement teeth
3. List of toxic species grows
4. Progressive genetics
5. The case for genetic privacy

Genetic experts predict end of surgery
Advances in molecular biology could spell the end of surgery as a treatment for breast cancer, genetic experts said today.Thanks to new technology, molecular pathologists have been able to identif...

Adults could grow replacement teeth
Scientists in Britain say new stem cell technology could soon enable adults to grow replacement teeth. It is still early days for the project but the scientists behind it are hopeful they will be ...

List of toxic species grows
Toxic algae involved in a bloom that killed thousands of fish along Auckland's east coast has been found to be new to science, and capable of causing cell-death in marine organisms. Its formal des...

Progressive genetics
Genetic engineering not significantly more dangerous than conventional breeding, Professor Thomas R. DeGregori writes. Transgenic (aka genetically modified) foodstuffs have become the latest vill...

The case for genetic privacy
There is consistent and overwhelming public support for limiting access to an individual's genetic information, Curtis E. Harris writes in a letter to the editor of when su...

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