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Biological passports? How anti-doping organizations catch cheating athletes

As athletes experiment with drugs that can help give them an edge over their competition, they tweak their strategies to ...
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Transplant shortage? Don’t generate human organs in animals, use stem cell technology to develop organoids

Xenotransplantation experiments, generating human organs in animals for transplantation, are being conducted in sheep, pigs, and, recently, in nonhuman primates ...
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Pregnant women, teenagers warned to stay away from marijuana by surgeon general

The federal government on [August 29] issued an advisory warning against marijuana use in teenagers and pregnant women, cautioning that ...
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‘All of Us’: NIH precision medicine study will share genetic data with participants, offer counseling

The nearly 200,000 Americans who have trusted federal scientists with their DNA, their medical records, and detailed behavioral surveys will ...
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Researchers may get better access to marijuana if DEA follows through on latest pledge

[August 26], the Drug Enforcement Administration announced plans to create new regulations to expand scientific and medical research on marijuana ...
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We can identify ‘bad’ genes. Why can’t we use CRISPR gene editing to get rid of them?

Gene therapy 2.0 using CRISPR to knock out harmful genes sounds is a great idea--if and when it works. But ...
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Patient death prompts new rules for fecal transplants: ‘Why weren’t these guidelines already in place?’

In June [2019], after a patient died and another was sickened from a fecal transplant that contained drug-resistant bacteria, the ...
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Viewpoint: Our efforts to learn more about cannabis benefits, risks are hampered by federal research barriers

As cannabis researchers, we work in a field whose unknowns could positively or negatively affect the health of millions of ...
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Viewpoint: FDA should expand drug safety test program to include new technologies, including ‘organs on a chip’

Every March, thousands of toxicologists from around the world gather for the Society of Toxicology’s annual meeting. Animal-based approaches once ...
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Viewpoint: Plants could give us new treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases if we had better ‘pharming’ regulations

Study suggests that proteins could be obtained from genetically engineered tobacco plants at 1/1,000th the cost of current methods ...
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‘We simply don’t yet know enough’: International commission urges caution with human germline editing

Using CRISPR in a heritable way raises the stakes exponentially ...
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Are you ‘icked out’ by human-monkey chimeras? Here’s why scientists have taken this controversial step

[July 31], news broke that a prominent stem cell researcher is making human-monkey chimeras in a secretive lab in China ...
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Rushing to revamp international gene-editing rules before ‘crazy people’ start opening embryo-editing clinics

The second-most shocking thing He Jiankui told the international genome editing summit in Hong Kong last November — right after ...
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Podcast: Francis Galton: Brilliant scientist—and eugenics pioneer. How do we address his racist legacy?

Geneticist Dr Kat Arney explores how Francis Galton's eugenic ideas led directly to some of the 20th century's worst atrocities ...
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‘Don’t try this at home’: New California law targets biohacking, do-it-yourself CRISPR

California wants to make it clear that tinkering with your own genes is a “don’t try this at home” sort ...
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FDA mulling whether patients should have to pay to join clinical trials

Some [clinical trials] plan to ask participants to pay $7,000 or so to enroll. Another wanted to ask for upward ...
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Why we may never know the fate—good or bad—of China’s controversial CRISPR babies

Since the gene-edited babies known as Lulu and Nana became international news in November 2018, scientific debate and media speculation ...
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Why China’s willingness to push ethical boundaries with CRISPR research ‘could end up benefiting us all’

Today, [China] serves as the global center for CRISPR animal experiments, with its scientists being the first to use the ...
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Unproven stem cell treatments gain popularity boost from Max Scherzer, Tiger Woods, other pro athletes

Stem cells and related therapies, such as platelet injections, have been used for the past decade by top athletes: golfer ...
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Why are autistic people 50% more likely to die during a hospital stay?

Adults with autism are nearly 50 percent more likely to die in the hospital than their neurotypical peers, according to ...
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Price of progress: Debating the ethics of charging families to participate in stem cell trials for autism

During four visits to Panama over nine months, Aaron [a 9-year-old boy with autism] received infusions of stem cells harvested ...
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Application for pricey gene therapy Zolgensma contained manipulated data, but drug will remain on market, FDA says

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday [August 7]  that Novartis submitted manipulated data as part of its application for ...
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Why efforts to contain Ebola through experimental vaccines could change Uganda’s opposition to GMO crops

Uganda appears to be in a stalemate over genetically-engineered crops. Could Ebola change that? ...
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Human-monkey chimeras created in China in quest to grow transplantable human organs

An international team of researchers has created embryos containing both human and monkey cells, the Spanish newspaper El País reported July ...
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Calling for a halt to gene-edited babies, World Health Organization stops short of ‘all-out moratorium’

The world’s largest public health authority has weighed in with the most authoritative statement yet on the use of Crispr ...
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Deep dive into US stem cell clinics gives reason to worry about ‘unsafe or useless treatments’

Medical clinics that provide largely unregulated stem cell treatments are popping up all over the U.S. But a new study ...
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Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s obsession with scientists: ‘He collects beautiful minds’

As the New York Times reported [July 31], [Jeffrey] Epstein’s “passion for cutting-edge science” at times verged into eugenics. Multiple ...
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Alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein had a dream: He wanted to ‘seed the human race with his DNA’

Jeffrey E. Epstein, the wealthy financier who is accused of sex trafficking, had an unusual dream: He hoped to seed ...