Genetically engineered immune cells rapidly clear leukemia tumors

The following is an edited excerpt. The new therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a swift-growing cancer that tends to kill ...

GM bacteria produce valuable compounds

The following is an edited excerpt. When Michigan State University artist Adam Brown learned of a type of bacteria,Cupriavidus metallidurans, ...

Three parents? Five parents? All that really matters is healthy babies

The following is an edited excerpt. If you are the parent of a baby with an incurable mitochondrial disease, each ...
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New company will bring extinct species back from the dead

Two of biotechnology’s most prolific and far-sighted researchers say they’re teaming up to start a company that intends to rewrite ...

Chinese eugenics?

The following is an excerpt. In modern American society, few terms carry the negative and socially disreputable ring of “eugenics,” ...

Don’t fear babies made with genes from three parents

The following is an excerpt. NOBODY knows how many of them there are, but we know they exist. They are ...

Gene therapy spurs leukemia hope

The following is an excerpt. Researchers reported fresh evidence Wednesday that using gene therapy to manipulate the immune system is ...

Neanderthal genome is finished and free

The following is excerpt. Three years after an international team of experts led by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for ...

Genetics may be tied to breast cancer risk in unexpected ways

The following is an excerpt. Genetic testing may help identify women at risk for certain types of breast cancer, according ...

UK: Public OK with creating babies from 3 people

The following is an excerpt. LONDON — Britain's fertility regulator says it has found broad public support for in vitro ...

Human gene connectome mapped

The following is an excerpt. Scientists at Rockefeller University have created a map of gene “shortcuts” to simplify the hunt for disease-causing ...
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Are boys really better at math, girls better at reading?

Are the human sexes distinct in their math abilities? In their reading abilities? Sex differences in math and reading scores ...

Inherited genetic variations have mjor impact on childhood leukemia risk

The following is an edited excerpt. Humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes that carry instructions for assembling the proteins ...

Stem cell research could expand clinical use of regenerative human cells

The following is an edited excerpt. New research has uncovered a method to produce retinal cells from regenerative human stem ...

Chinese scientists may soon be able to genetically engineer smarter children

The following is an edited excerpt. A company in China is attempting to identify common alleles in the DNA of ...

Lord Robert Winston warns over child ‘eugenics’

Genetic technologies could be exploited in the future to produce more intelligent, stronger and attractive offspring, with better regulation needed ...

Replacement “bioteeth” from stem cells a step closer

The following is an edited excerpt. New research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre ...

Three-person IVF could move closer in UK

The following is an edited excerpt. The UK could move a step closer to allowing the creation of babies from ...

Researchers publish improved Neanderthal genome

The following is an edited excerpt. Researchers in Germany said Tuesday they have completed the first high-quality sequencing of a ...

Most popular human cell in science gets sequenced

The following is an excerpt. The research world’s most famous human cell has had its genome decoded, and it’s a ...

Living with a genetic time bomb

The following is an excerpt. There was no doubt in Chontell Johnson's mind. When a genetic test revealed her mother ...

Is China selectively breeding a new generation of genius babies?

The following is an excerpt. There's a provocative and somewhat disturbing article  over at Vice about China's recent foray into genetics and the country's ...

Australia: Patentability of isolated DNA

The following is an excerpt. Patents on human genes continue to cause controversy in the academic and popular press. A recent decision  in Australia (1) ...

Spanish researchers link cancer to failures in chromosome protection for the first time

The following is an excerpt. This is the first time that an essential gene for the protection of telomeres, the ...

The narcissism of de-extinction

The following is an excerpt. If people had the ability to resurrect extinct species (dubbed “de-extinction”) and reintroduce them to ...

Genomics in the clinic

The following is an excerpt. When will whole human genome sequencing hit the long-sought-after $1,000 mark? How will scientists bear ...
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Realizing the promise of newborn screening

Geneticist James P. Evans argues that it is time to start looking at genetic testing through the lens of disease ...
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