Genetic Sequencing Takes a Huge Leap Forward

The 1000 Genomes Project is a massive international undertaking that aims to sequence the bulk of genomes from thousands of people. The team has already sequenced those of 800 people, but aims to reach 2,500 by the end of 2012. The project will cost $120 million.

The vast majority of the human genome is identical in all human beings. In fact, all of the variability among humans resides in 1% of the genome. Within this small part, researchers have identified 95% of the places where such variability is stored.

Magpas and EAAA Part Ways

Magpas, a medical team that provides lifesaving assistance within communities in the east of England, recently split from East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA).

The two had previously worked together, with Magpas providing EAAA with volunteer workers. These trained medical professionals ensured that the east was covered for emergencies; EAAA provided the helicopter with which they accessed emergency locations.

Death Rate Slows as Haiti Prepares to Vote Next Month

Wednesday saw Haiti’s cholera epidemic death toll reach 300. To add to this, the quickly approaching elections are sparking violence and raising concerns over fair voting. Many see the elections as the key to stability in the country.

Despite over 4,700 people sick with cholera, officials have reported that the elections will push through. Presidential and legislative polls will be taking place on November 28, beginning at 6:00am.

Breast Cancer Screening in Cumbria to be Resumed

After more than two months of cessation, breast cancer screening in Cumbria will resume again.

In order to appraise the breast cancer screening, it was suspended in July by North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust. The result of the appraisal included that nine women, who were diagnosed healthy were having breast cancer.

From Monday onwards, the screening for women, who have already undergone screening, detected with cancer and have received their treatment, will get started. It has been expected that by the end of 2010, full screening will also be performed.

Reproductive Surgeon Suggests Women in their 20s to Freeze Ovaries to Delay Pregnancy

A leading fertility expert recommends women in their 20s to freeze part of their ovaries, in order to delay their pregnancies.

The procedure for freezing of ovaries has been put forwarded by Dr. Sherman Silber, a renowned reproductive surgeon. He is of the view that though the procedure is contentious, it is so successful in giving birth to babies that even NHS should employ it.

The surgeon placed the procedure above IVF, which could help many a women delay producing babies at a later stage in their life after they have maintained their career and feel ready to have a family.

Stress – A Major Problem at Workplace

According to a recent survey, stress is becoming a major health and safety concern at the workplace.

The survey was conducted by the Trades Union Congress involving 2,000 union safety representatives. Stress at the workplace has been contributed majorly by recession. People have developed job insecurity, which has led to increased stress levels at work.



Pragmatic Play’s new video slot Emerald King comes loaded with multiple unique features & attractive symbols

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ASA criticizes Foxy Games for displaying ‘socially irresponsible’ advert; Betfair gets clean chit

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SKS365 signs content deal with WMG to further expand reach in Italy’s fast-growing online casino segment

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Missing Icelandic gambler may have been murdered for losing another man’s cash in Dublin: Informant

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African betting industry is going through evolution right now: Sidick Bakayoko

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Betfred founder Fred Done reportedly considering competing bid for William Hill

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Cambodian National Assembly overwhelmingly approves casino legislation

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