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[Canada] Editorial: Smoking linked to gene damage

now it appears they could be jeopardizing the health of any children they may have. Playing dice with your own life is one thing. Playing with the safety of an unborn generation is another matter entirely. ... Whether an outright ban is desirable, or ev
Victoria (BC) Times Colonist (ca)
added Apr 7, 2013 09:01

22nd Century Group Announces U.S. Patent Issues for MPO Nicotine Biosynthesis Gene

a company that has developed groundbreaking technology for tobacco harm reduction products today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (US PTO) has issued Patent No. 8410341 for the N-methylputrescine oxidase (MPO) gene technology.
added Apr 4, 2013 01:11

[Germany] Giant tobacco plants that stay young forever

researchers have located a genetic switch which can keep the plants young for years and which permits unbounded growth. In short, an ideal source of biomass.
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (de)
added Jan 3, 2013 04:40

UK biobank to shed light on smoking health mystery

* * Largest ever study on gene variants linked to lung disease * May help target treatment and fast-track drug research
added Nov 14, 2012 13:11

[UK] Smokers leave a history of their addiction in DNA

according to research presented at the NCRI Cancer Conference today. Researchers at Imperial College London and the Human Genetics Foundation (HuGeF) in Italy have identified a number of sites in the DNA of blood that have been chemically tagged as a res
Cancer Research UK (uk)
added Nov 6, 2012 07:50

[Asia, India] Dna Exclusive: Iit-Delhi students fume over 'smoking and drinking' diktat w/Photo

A decision by the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi administration to take action against students for smoking and drinking on the campus has set off angry reactions from the students, who have termed the move an act of "moral policing".
DNA India (in)
added Apr 9, 2018 02:11

Vaping may raise cancer risk: study

Vaping may raise the risk of cancer because it leads to DNA damage, even though it contains fewer carcinogens than tobacco smoke, a US study has found. The report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences did not compare the cancer-causing
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jan 31, 2018 15:13

Do children inherit drug protection from parents exposed to nicotine or drugs?

A father's nicotine use may have a significant impact on children's risk of some diseases. In a study published in the online biomedical sciences journal eLife, Oliver J. Rando, MD, PhD, and colleagues at UMass Medical School, demonstrate that mice born
added Feb 15, 2017 14:58

Men who smoke are THREE times more likely to have children with asthma

It is believed male sperm cells are damaged by nicotine, affecting a child's genes. The study of 24,000 children found boys having their first cigarette before the age of 15 put offspring at particular risk.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 3, 2016 15:41

Smokers with newly discovered genetic markers have higher lung cancer risk

University of Hawai'i Cancer Center researchers have discovered new genetic markers associated with a fast rate of nicotine metabolism, which potentially leads smokers to smoke more, thereby increasing their risk for lung cancer.
Medical Xpress (
added Aug 25, 2016 14:28
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