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  • DNA patent ruling could aid women

    June 19, 2013 | 12:16 pm

    When the Supreme Court decided on June 13 that unaltered human DNA cannot be patented, it was more than a victory for cancer patients and corporate rivals in the field of genetics; it was a reason to celebrate for Dr. Wayne Grody, a professor at UCLA School of Medicine who assisted...

  • Prenatal whole genome sequencing technology raises Jewish ethical questions

    November 21, 2012 | 11:42 am

    Expectant mothers long have faced the choice of finding out the gender of their child while still in the womb.

    But what if parents could get a list of all the genes and chromosomes of their unborn children, forecasting everything from possible autism and future genetic diseases...

  • Israeli-led team of scientists discovers longevity gene

    February 23, 2012 | 11:26 am

    A team of Israeli and U.S. scientists has discovered a gene that increases longevity in mammals.

    The team, led by Dr. Haim Cohen of Bar-Ilan University’s Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, and including researchers from Hadassah Medical Center, the Hebrew University...

  • Quitter-ville

    By Julia Bendis

    March 28, 2011 | 10:13 am

    I am a big quitter, and I come from a long line of quitters.  My whole family is that way, we get excited to start something, but rarely do we actually finish or go through with it.  We always have the best excuses to quit something, not only does it make sense for us to quit...

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  • Kiss’ Gene Simmons: Boycotters are “fools”

    March 25, 2011 | 11:16 am

    Shout it out loud: Gene Simmons thinks Israel boycotters among his rocking colleagues are “fools.”

    Simmons, the Kiss co-founder known for his seemingly endless tongue, returned to Israel this week as part of his reality show, “Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels.”

    Simmons, born Chaim Witz,...

  • Can MRI save lives?

    By Adam Wills

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In 2003, Leslie Berlin was training six days a week, two hours a day as a figure skater. Two years earlier, while taking lessons with her twin sister, she fell in love with the sport. At 37, she started entering competitions at an age when most professionals hang up their skates....
  • Medicine Cabinet in the Kitchen

    By Wendy Elliman

    July 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In some families, breast and ovarian cancers take an inordinately fierce toll, striking one generation after another, menacing mothers, daughters, sisters and cousins. And for the women in these families, wondering if and when cancer might strike becomes a daily burden.

    Facing Our...

  • No News Is Bad News

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The Los Angeles Jewish community is harboring a deadly secret.

    Thousands of Jews in Southern California, among hundreds of thousands worldwide, carry the gene for a fatal disease that's as prevalent as Tay-Sachs and just as devastating, but local Jewish leaders have failed to let...

  • Parents Sue Over Canavan Test Patent

    By David Evanier

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The families of children with Canavan disease are suing the researchers who found the gene responsible for the illness, using blood and tissue from two children in Chicago and other children who died of the disease. The researchers received a patent for it in 1977. Daniel and Debbie...

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