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Apr 10, 2018

International conference «Interventions to extend healthspan and lifespan»

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Kazan, Russia, April 23–25.


23–25 April 2018 in Kazan (Russia) will be a biogerontological conference with the following main topics:

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Apr 7, 2018

New Brain Maps With Unmatched Detail May Change Neuroscience

Posted by in categories: genetics, neuroscience

A technique based on genetic bar codes can easily map the connections of individual brain cells in unprecedented numbers. Unexpected complexity in the visual system is only the first secret it has revealed.

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Apr 7, 2018

300 Genes Found at The Root of Cancers Could Spur More Personalized Treatments

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A 10-year-long study called the PanCancer Atlas is releasing a trove of genetic data in an effort to help doctors treat a wide variety of cancers more precisely.

The history: Over the past decade, 150 researchers from the US and around the world painstakingly analyzed DNA, RNA, and proteins from tumor samples of more than 11,000 patients with 33 different types of cancer.

The findings: From that data, scientists have identified about 300 genes that drive tumor growth. They also found that just over half the tumors samples analyzed carry genetic mutations that could be targeted by therapies that are already on the market. These findings and others appear in 29 different papers today in the journal Cell.

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Apr 7, 2018

Protein Synthesis in Aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, information science, life extension

Protein synthesis is a critical part of how our cells operate and keep us alive and when it goes wrong it drives the aging process. We take a look at how it works and what happens when things break down.


Suppose that your full-time job is to proofread machine-translated texts. The translation algorithm commits mistakes at a constant rate all day long; from this point of view, the quality of the translation stays the same. However, as a poor human proofreader, your ability to focus on this task will likely decline throughout the day; therefore, the number of missed errors, and therefore the number of translations that go out with mistakes, will likely go up with time, even though the machine doesn’t make any more errors at dusk than it did at dawn.

To an extent, this is pretty much what is going on with protein synthesis in your body.

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Apr 3, 2018

Estonia To Offer Free Genetic Testing, And Other Nations May Follow

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, health

The initiative, which launched on March 20, will start by providing 100,000 of its 1.3 million residents with information on their genetic risk for certain diseases. Genetic information from the project will first be delivered to a family doctor, so that patients will receive counseling about what their results actually mean and how they can better adapt their lifestyle to avoid illness.


The nation of Estonia is establishing a program that provides both free genetic testing and health advice to all citizens based on their results.

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Apr 3, 2018

Transhumanism: advances in technology could already put evolution into hyperdrive – but should they?

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, evolution, genetics, nanotechnology, transhumanism

Advocates of transhumanism face a similar choice today. One option is to take advantage of the advances in nanotechnologies, genetic engineering and other medical sciences to enhance the biological and mental functioning of human beings (never to go back). The other is to legislate to prevent these artificial changes from becoming an entrenched part of humanity, with all the implied coercive bio-medicine that would entail for the species.


We can either take advantage of advances in technology to enhance human beings (never to go back), or we can legislate to prevent this from happening.

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Apr 2, 2018

Gene-Edited Foods Are Coming A Grocery Store Near You

Posted by in categories: food, genetics

The USDA has officially approved gene-edited foods.

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Mar 31, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — Natural Awakenings Magazine — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, bees, biological, biotech/medical, chemistry, cosmology, genetics, health, neuroscience, transhumanism

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Mar 31, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — Hispanic MPR Podcast — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, biotech/medical, disruptive technology, DNA, economics, finance, futurism, genetics, health

https://player.fm/series/hispanic-marketing-and-public-relations/hmpr-ira-pastor

Mar 30, 2018

Steve Horvath – Aging and the Epigenetic Clocks

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, life extension, robotics/AI

Today we bring you an interview with Professor Steve Horvath pioneer of the epigenetic clocks of aging.

Steve Horvath is a Professor of Human Genetics and Biostatistics at UCLA. His research sits at the intersection of biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, cancer research, genetics, epidemiology, epigenomics, machine learning, and systems biology.

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