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As independent scientists’ do-it-yourself-COVID-vaccines proliferate, bioethicists counter with warnings

Sony Salzman | 
"It's actually simpler than most recipes in home cookbooks," said Preston Estep, chief scientist and co-founder of a DIY [COVID ...
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What can stop COVID? How do pandemics end?

Tegan Taylor | 
The promise of a vaccine for COVID-19 is inching closer to reality, with some candidate vaccines already approaching the last big hurdle ...
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Systemic racial disparity among lung cancer diagnoses has nearly vanished, study finds

Molly Stout | 
Because of deeply-rooted systemic problems, Black Americans tend to experience disproportionate rates of many common illnesses. However, a recent study ...
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Gene therapy for hemophilia delayed until 2022 after FDA rejects one-time treatment, shocking doctors and scientists

Linda Johnson, Ricki Lewis | 
U.S. regulators rejected [Biomarin’s] potentially game-changing hemophilia A gene therapy over concerns it might not really be a one-and-done lifetime ...

Coronavirus heart threat: 10-to-30 percent of those hospitalized end up with ‘molecular damage’

Jay Bhatt, Jessica Johnson | 
More than six months into the global pandemic, studies have shown that COVID-19 can not only exacerbate existing heart problems, ...

Mosquitoes engineered to resist dengue could become gene drive weapon against the deadly disease

Genelle Weule | 
Locked in a secure lab near Melbourne is the newest addition in the fight against dengue: genetically engineered mosquitoes that ...

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop: Is she trolling us while ‘laughing all the way to the bank?’

Olivia Willis | 
[Gwyneth Paltrow's] Goop first gained notoriety in 2015 when it encouraged women to "steam clean" their vaginas (you already know ...

Video: Study vindicating red meat reignites age-old debate over dietary guidelines, conflicts of interest

Erin Schumaker | 
It's not the first time researcher Bradley Johnston has had the nutrition community up in arms over his work. Johnston, ...
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Why do so many of us dream about flying, falling or being chased?

Belinda Smith | 
Most of us experience these so-called "typical dreams" during our lifetime. Around three-quarters of people dream of falling, for instance, and that ...
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Meet Francisco Mojica, the scientist who first discovered CRISPR in a Spanish salt marsh

Michael Slezak | 
Professor [Francisco] Mojica grew up near the Mediterranean port of Santa Pola in Spain, a region famous for its salt ...

Is religion incompatible with science? Three scientists say it’s possible to have both

Anna Salleh | 
Is the conflict between religion and science as deep as some think? We talk to three scientists about how they ...
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Second patient added to human gene-editing study, with no side effects so far

Marilynn Marchione | 
A second patient has been treated in a historic gene editing study in California, and no major side effects or ...
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Testing ovarian cancer patients for BRCA gene mutations to better understand risk

Sophie Scott | 
Thousands of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will be tested to see if they are hidden carriers of the gene ...
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3D printed brain-like tissue made from stem cells offers hope to address neurological disorders

Anna Salleh | 
Scientists in Australia have used a 3D printer to create nerve cells found in the brain using a special bio-ink ...
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Desaparecidos: Gene bank helps identify Argentina’s stolen and missing children

Almudena Calatrava | 
During the 1976-1983 dictatorship, Argentina's military rulers systematically stole babies born to political prisoners, most of whom were then killed ...
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Western Australian Labor party officials scrap plans to try to block GMO crops

Jacob Kagi | 
The Barnett Government changed regulations to allow the growth of GM canola in 2010, and hundreds of thousands of hectares ...
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Doctors turn to stem cell regeneration to treat heart defects in babies

Lauran Neergaard | 
The 4-month-old on the operating table has a shocking birth defect, nearly half his heart too small or even missing...In ...

Congressman for Puerto Rico urges use of GM mosquitoes to fight Zika

Gillian Mohney, Paul Blake | 
As the number of Zika cases in Puerto Rico skyrocket into the thousands, Congressman Pedro Pierluisi, the island’s sole representative, ...

Florida community split on using GM mosquitoes against Zika

Gillian Mohney, Justine Quart | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. With Zika creeping north ...
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Federal court weighs appeals of overturned GMO bans in Hawaii counties

Caleb Jones | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The fight over regulating ...

Smallpox virus found in NIH storage ressurrecting concerns over sample management

Sydney Lupkin | 
Vials of the virus that causes smallpox were found in a National Institutes of Health research building that was unequipped ...

Woman seeks to ban surrogacy

Susan Donaldson James | 
Jennifer Lahl is on a crusade to outlaw surrogacy, the process by which women lend their wombs to would-be mothers ...

Is it wrong to try to breed out breast cancer?

Breast cancer is the latest disease being bred out of families through preimplantation genetic diagnosis – an embryo screening test ...

‘Stress Gene’ ups heart attack risk

Steven Moyo | 
Duke University researchers reported finding a link between a gene mutation known to increase the body’s response to stress and ...

Five ways medicine is getting personal

Liz Neporent | 
Genomics is the study of the human genome, genetic mapping and DNA sequencing. Sounds like the stuff of science fiction, ...

Egg-freezing goes mainstream with better technology

Denise Dador | 
The debate over egg-freezing is heating up as more and more young, healthy women are looking at options that postpone ...
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Future foods: Candy grapes, hypoallergenic apples, and more!

Gillian Mohney | 
Whether it's been genetically modified, cross-pollinated or created out of some other scientific process, scientists are aiming to create food ...

Gene therapy could treat cancer

Daniel Clark | 
The following is an excerpt. A clinical trial using a patient's own immune system to produce remissions in adults with ...
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