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Will ‘common sense” keep us from making human clones?

Prominent scientists involved in cloning say they’ve never had any intention of replicating a person — and are as wary ...
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Name recognition could be key to an early diagnosis tool for autism

Every pediatrician knows that it’s important to diagnose autism when a child is as young as possible, because when younger ...
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Undervaccinated US population adds tinder for blaze of measles outbreaks

U.S. health officials are putting all they have into extinguishing measles outbreaks, many of them raging in cities throughout the ...
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‘Gene doping’ could be the future of athletics. But is that a bad thing?

[A] technique could theoretically be used to add muscle bulk to athletes, a concept called gene doping. Doctors could, theoretically, inject cells ...
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Navigating the evolving privacy pitfalls of consumer genetic testing

While DNA testing was once only the stuff of crime investigations and television shows, it is now available to the ...
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Infographic: Global cancer death rates declining or holding steady

The overall global trends on cancer mortality ... tells a story which at first glance can seem conflicting. The total ...
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We’re on the verge of wiping out 1 million species. And that could hurt our own survival chances, UN report says

Up to 1 million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction, with alarming implications for human survival, ...
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Understanding how ketamine helps the brain deal with depression

The promise of ketamine, an anesthetic drug primarily used at sub-anesthetic doses to either manage severe pain or send recreational ...
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Pot-smoking study suggests CBD plays key role in protecting a stoned brain

Cannabidiol—the ingredient of cannabis that doesn’t make you high, commonly called CBD—might be the angel to THC’s devil, a new ...
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Can AI take everything we’ve learned about medicine and become ‘a single doctor’?

The question isn’t if AI is coming to medicine. It’s how. At its best, machine learning can tap into the collective experience of ...
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Why we shouldn’t view gene therapy as a treatment of last resort

Providers and payers must ask themselves a two-pronged question about gene therapy: Who should be treated and when? … The ...
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Viewpoint: Read the fine print to understand the weakness of consumer genetics tests

Direct-to-consumer genetic tests like Ancestry and 23andMe were mostly the result of innocent curiosity. Geneticists at the turn of the ...
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Are we about to raise the cap on human life expectancy?

Ray Kurzweil, Google’s chief futurist, says that if you can just hang on until 2029, medical advances will start to ...
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With a simple tweak, CRISPR’s genetic scissors get an accuracy boost

Without ensuring high levels of accuracy, any proposed CRISPR gene therapy becomes a genetic crapshoot. Now, a team from Duke ...
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Newly identified type of dementia could be ‘more common than Alzheimer’s’

Doctors have newly outlined a type of dementia that could be more common than Alzheimer's among the oldest adults, according ...
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Japanese researchers gain approval for ‘basic research’ on gene-edited human embryos

A government research panel specializing in life ethics approved the modification of genes from fertilized human eggs for basic research ...
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Tumor ‘black box’ could pinpoint the cause of each patient’s cancer, researchers say

The cause of cancer is written into the DNA of tumours, scientists have discovered, in a breakthrough which could finally ...
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Video: Even if you’ve never taken a DNA test ‘your genetic privacy might already be compromised’

The rise of direct-to-consumer DNA tests comes with a host of thorny problems, including how to interpret the data and major questions about genetic privacy ...
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‘Countries have been invaded for far less’: Why the genetic arms race could start a war

Imagine you are the leader of a society that has chosen to opt out of the genetic arms race by ...
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Gene mutation could explain why children with autism have trouble falling asleep

Up to 80 percent of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience sleep problems. The source of these problems has ...
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De-extinction? Why the woolly mammoth and other lost animals really are gone forever

This information undoubtedly will disappoint “Jurassic Park” fans, but it comes from an expert—Beth Shapiro, the UGA alumna and evolutionary biologist ...
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Searching for a ‘fountain of youth’ in our genes

Explorers have dreamt for centuries of a Fountain of Youth, with healing waters that rejuvenate the old and extend life ...
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Pushing for greater diversity in genetic databases by ending ‘cycle of disengagement’

For the past 30 years, human genomics has made exciting advances in reconstructing population history and identifying which genes make ...
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Can virtual reality treat depression symptoms through ‘pleasant scenarios’?

Michelle Craske is asking patients to dive into coral reefs, ride on bullet trains rushing past pine trees, and cheer ...
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Viewpoint: Caster Semenya ruling demonstrates our ‘myopic’ view of athletes and gender

In the intricate and emotional case of Caster Semenya, there is no such thing as fair. Her situation vexes traditional ...
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Could we be designing babies from a menu of genetic options in 2045?

The year is 2045. The genomes of four billion humans have been sequenced, creating a huge pool of genetic information ...
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‘Ancient lion’: Meet the largest carnivore we’ve ever discovered

Twenty-three million years ago, a giant carnivore larger than any modern-day lion or polar bear stalked sub-Saharan Africa, according to ...
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Off-target RNA mutations: Why this ‘more precise genome-editing’ technique needs improvement

Base editors designed to convert one DNA nucleotide to another may also perform large numbers of unwanted edits to RNA, ...