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San Diego Company Inks Deal With Cosmetics Giant To 3D-Print Human Skin

May 6
By David Wagner
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L'Oreal has inked a bio-printing deal with San Diego-based Organovo in hopes of developing better ways to test beauty products.

Top Memory Athletes Go Head-To-Head In San Diego

May 1
By David Wagner
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A local drug discovery company is hosting a memory competition this weekend, in part to further research on individuals with superior recall skills.

California's Brain Initiative Announces First Wave Of Funding

April 29
By David Wagner
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Designed to complement the Obama administration's federal neuroscience initiative, Cal-BRAIN announced its first wave of funding this week.

Rady Children's Hospital Begins Search For Birth Defect Genes

April 27
By David Wagner
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The goal is to pinpoint the genes or environmental factors driving problems like cleft palate and certain heart defects.

San Diego Researchers Caught Up In Ethical Debate About Altering Human DNA

April 27
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A DNA modification technique that helps mothers avoid passing serious medical conditions on to their children is raising ethical and safety questions.

A Shrinking Salton Sea Raises Health Concerns

April 27
By David Wagner
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Agencies and residents are turning their attention to air quality as shoreline dries up along California's largest inland body of water.

Salk Scientists Propose New Mitochondrial Disease Fix

April 23
By David Wagner
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San Diego researchers have discovered a way to cut bad mitochondrial DNA out of mouse embryos. But they say ethical debate is needed before ever trying the technique in humans.

Scripps Research Institute Receives $3.8M To Fund Addiction Study

April 21
By City News Service
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The $3.8 million will fund a five-year study of brain mechanisms that suppress relapses of cocaine and alcohol addiction.

Scientists Find Microbial Riches In Isolated South American Village

April 17
By David Wagner
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Members of an isolated Amazonian tribe carry the most diverse collection of bacteria ever seen in humans, according to a new study.

Genetic Chain Reaction Sets Off Scientific Debate

April 17
By David Wagner
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UC San Diego researchers have discovered a powerful new way to spread modified genes. Some experts say it could combat deadly diseases; others say their experiment was unsafe.