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Avera pioneers genetic testing for pain meds

December 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

Avera Medical Group is pioneering a genetics-based approach to offer more personalized treatment for patients recovering from surgery.

Avera officials announced Wednesday that patients treated by orthopedic surgeons at two Avera facilities — Ort…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Avera pioneers genetic testing for pain meds

December 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

Avera Medical Group is pioneering a genetics-based approach to offer more personalized treatment for patients recovering from surgery.

Avera officials announced Wednesday that patients treated by orthopedic surgeons at two Avera facilities — Ort…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Senate seeks to reverse law on engineered crops

September 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Mary Clare Jalonick

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is seeking to reverse a controversial law that allows farmers to harvest genetically modified crops even when the crops are caught up in legal battles.

The law, passed as part of a spending …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Court: Isolated human genes cannot be patented

June 14, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Judgment reverses 30 years of patent awards.
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Genetics expert to talk nutrition at SDSU

March 13, 2013 in The Daily Republic

BROOKINGS (AP) The president of the American Society of Human Genetics will be at South Dakota State University next week to talk about the role nutrition plays in genetics.
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GUEBERT: Seed patents before US Supreme Court

February 21, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The stakes for farmers and Monsanto are enormous: Bowman seeks to overturn lower and appellate court judgments against him for violating plant patents held by Monsanto when he bought, and later planted and harvested, Roundup Ready (RR) soybeans from a local elevator.
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10 Questions to ask your family about health history

November 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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Breeding for the future: Farmers seek hardier cattle for drought, climate change

August 8, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Cattle are being bred with genes from their African cousins who are accustomed to hot weather. New corn varieties are emerging with larger roots for gathering water in a drought. Someday, the plants may even be able to “resurrect” themselves after a long dry spell, recovering quickly when rain returns. Continue Reading

Seeking hardier breeds for drought, climate change

August 8, 2012 in The Daily Republic

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Cattle are being bred with genes from their African cousins who are accustomed to hot weather. New corn varieties are emerging with larger roots for gathering water in a drought. Someday, the plants may even be able to “resurrect” themselves after a long dry spell, recovering quickly when rain returns. Continue Reading

Could gene tests tell if you kid will be a sports star?

March 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Was your kid born to be an elite athlete? Marketers of genetic tests claim the answer is in mail-order kits costing less than $200. Some say the test results help them steer their children to appropriate sports. Others say the tests are putting profit before science and have a much greater price tag. Continue Reading