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GLP 2017-2018 Annual Report
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GLP 2017-2018 Annual Report

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Let’s say we can force the mosquito into extinction — should we do it?

Not many people like mosquitoes. So why not eliminate them? Newer techniques like CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing may make this possible ...
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How Freddie Mercury got his voice: It wasn’t his teeth

Shortly into the film Bohemian Rhapsody, Freddie Mercury attributes his magnificent voice to four extra incisors: “extra teeth equals extra ...
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Should parents be allowed to use gene editing to determine the sexual orientation of their children?

Where do our sexual preferences come from? Most of us don’t stop to ponder, simply because there’s no need to ...
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Why marijuana might not be such a great weapon to fight opioid addiction

The opioid crisis is an ongoing national tragedy. One commonly suggested response is cannabis. But emerging state and national statistics ...
How religious beliefs shape our thinking on cloning, stem cells and gene editing

How religious beliefs shape our thinking on cloning, stem cells and gene editing

Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam react to new technologies and concepts in their own way – though there is ...
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BRCA mutations can be deadly or harmless. Now CRISPR can tell the difference

CRISPR has many emerging applications, one of which is identifying dangerous breast cancer mutations ...
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Blasting rodents with cell phone radiation increased cancer risk. Here’s why that means nothing for humans

Last week the National Toxicology Program (NTP) issued an update on the results of the largest animal experiment to assess ...
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Genetics and Type 2 diabetes: Why weight loss alone may not be enough for some people

People who develop Type 2 diabetes fall into one of two categories — those whose blood sugar can be controlled ...
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Why you need to know about RNA therapy and its potential to revolutionize disease treatment

After a decade of painstaking progress​, the underdog is on the brink of treating a broad range of diseases ...
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Quick FDA approval of GMO human insulin 36 years ago contrasts with today’s biotechnology regulatory sclerosis

This week marked the 36th anniversary of one of biotechnology’s most significant milestones—the approval by the FDA of human insulin ...
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Who benefits most from FDA’s ‘accelerated’ drug approvals? Patients or drugmakers?

Increasing reliance on this and other means of moving drugs quickly to market have many critics worried, given that drugmakers ...
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Not-so-mad scientists and why they’re making human body parts

Halloween brings a cornucopia of candy body parts, so it’s a good time to review recent advances in organoid technology ...
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How Frankenstein and 200 years of horror stories have haunted the biotechnology revolution

It was a dark and stormy night in 1818, when something sinister was loosed upon the world. Okay, so it ...
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Not so different after all: Reptile and human brains have a lot in common

Reports of human and reptile brain differences seem greatly exaggerated, according to recent neuroscience ...
Why ending muscle wasting matters for curing cancer

Why ending muscle wasting matters for curing cancer

Deterioration of muscle is the cause of death in many diseases, like cancer, but no treatments address this lethal symptom ...
'Autonomous weapons' based on artificial intelligence could change warfare—and why that's worrisome

‘Autonomous weapons’ based on artificial intelligence could change warfare—and why that’s worrisome

In a new book, an expert (and former U.S. Army Ranger) warns that the world is stumbling toward a scary ...
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Selling yourself? These companies want to pay for your genetic information

Some companies want to rent your DNA - should you let them? ...
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Why we may need a ‘Noah’s Ark’ of microbes to protect our health in the future

Preserving human microbiomes today, especially the more diverse ones from traditional peoples in developing nations, may provide treatments for diseases ...
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Failure of race-based medicine? We aren’t accounting for the unique genetics of biracial and multiracial populations

For several decades in modern medicine history, human race has been used as a constant variable to predict and/or determine ...
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Cancer and genetics: Why smoking threatens more than just your lungs

Cigarettes smoking causes lung, throat and larynx cancers–which makes sense because those tissues come directly into contact with smoke and ...
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Breaking the body’s ‘sugar code’ could refine our ability to predict, treat diseases

Key elements of arthritis, cancer, food allergies and aging are trapped within glycans, types of sugar in the human body ...
Synthetic biology mosquitoes: Pioneering solution emerges to counter fears over using genetic engineering to control Zika

Synthetic biology mosquitoes: Pioneering solution emerges to counter fears over using genetic engineering to control Zika

In fall 2015, the biotech company Oxitec planned to release genetically engineered mosquitoes throughout the Florida Keys capable of stopping their ...
Sen. Elizabeth Warren controversy follow: Almost every American has a sliver of Native American ancestry

Sen. Elizabeth Warren controversy follow: Almost every American has a sliver of Native American ancestry

The reporting on the largest genetic study of American ancestry—claims that Americans are a genetic melting pot of white, black ...
How DNA health screening of pets can lead to tragic consequences

How DNA health screening of pets can lead to tragic consequences

A lack of regulatory scrutiny has left pet owners and their companions vulnerable to misleading marketing and immature science ...
Are we ready for the artificial womb?

Are we ready for the artificial womb?

In the coming years, the obstacles to ectogenesis --development outside of a mother from fertilization to full-term infancy-- will be ...
CAR-T cell therapy and the promise of immune cells engineered to fight cancer

CAR-T cell therapy and the promise of immune cells engineered to fight cancer

The National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 1.7 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. To cope ...
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Using your body’s internal clock to offset those bad eating habits

When we eat late at night, it disrupts our circadian rhythm. Eating within an 8-12 hour time period could reset ...
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Crime, violence and DNA: The many faces of MAOA, the so-called ‘warrior gene’

A near certainty whenever monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) rears its ugly head in popular science writing is that an ugly ...