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Are we alone in the universe? ‘There is a pretty decent chance’

Dan Robitzski, Anders Sandberg | 
In the past, experts trying to make sense of the Fermi Paradox have looked to the Drake Equation to put a numeric ...
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Here’s how we can defend ourselves against bioweapons

Dan Robitzski | 
It may only be a matter of time before synthetic biology, such as weaponized pathogens, finds its way into a ...
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Does CRISPR cause unintended mutations? Not in this monkey study

Kristen Houser | 
CRISPR is still new, and no one really knows its potential side effects. Does it cause cancer? How about unintended mutations? To get ...
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Tester beware: Deleting your genetic data is ‘essentially impossible’

Kristen Houser | 
[Bloomberg journalist] Kristen V. Brown sent her spit to at least three different companies over the years. She went around ...
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Is gene therapy the answer to spinal cord injuries?

Dan Robitzski | 
Here’s the thing about the spinal cord: you’ve only got one. And right now, if you injure it, doctors can’t ...
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Viewpoint: Why turning down 23andMe’s genetic testing was right for separated immigrant families

Dan Robitzski | 
23andMe offered to genetically test undocumented migrants. Fortunately, some smart people said “no, thanks.” ... RAICES Texas, one of the ...
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Artificial intelligence that can predict the future—or at least a small piece of it

Dan Robitzki | 
There’s an artificial intelligence system that can peer into the future and anticipate what you’re about to do. … [F]ortune-telling ...
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CRISPR legal battle front: UC Berkeley wins pair of patents

Kristen Houser | 
There’s been a legal battle going on to determine which of the scientists whose research led to CRISPR’s discovery gets ...
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Major human CRISPR trial derailed by FDA—at least for now

Kristin Houser | 
You’ve heard it before: CRISPR has the potential to change our lives for the better. But first, we have to give it ...
Are you a human or a dog? Some consumer DNA tests don't seem to know the difference

Are you a human or a dog? Some consumer DNA tests don’t seem to know the difference

Claudia Geib | 
A Chicago-based NBC station sent one reporter’s DNA to a handful of home DNA tests to compare the results. And just for ...
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Gene editing and a new age of athletic cheating

Kristin Houser | 
Think cheaters never prosper? Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France seven times. Manny Ramirez won two World Series championships ...
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‘One-time CRISPR vaccination’? Researchers target disorder linked to heart disease

Abby Norman | 
Some people have a naturally occurring mutation in a gene called ANGPTL3, which plays a role in the regulation of ...
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Regulatory, ethical issues muddy the waters around advanced reproductive technologies

Claudia Geib | 
In November 2017, a baby named Emma Gibson was born in the state of Tennessee. Her birth, to a 25-year-old ...
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Esophageal cancer treated with risky modified T-cell therapy in China

Kyree Leary | 
Esophageal cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in China. Like many other types, cancer of the esophagus ...
4 common myths about the supposed advantages of organic foods over GMOs

4 common myths about the supposed advantages of organic foods over GMOs

Victor Tangermann | 
Myth 1: Organic Food Is Safer Because It Doesn’t Touch Pesticides “The levels we are exposed to are far, far ...
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5 ways CRISPR will revolutionize the future

Victor Tangermann | 
1. CRISPR Could Correct The Genetic Errors That Cause Disease. [...] In summer 2017, scientists at the Oregon Health and Science University used CRISPR ...
Food Evolution director: Organic, natural food industries use misinformation and fear to sell products

Food Evolution director: Organic, natural food industries use misinformation and fear to sell products

You’ve probably heard the same conversation, in one way or another, for years: Some say genetically modified organisms (GMO) are ...
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Treating spinal cord injuries by genetically modifying cells that help us smell

Patrick Caughill | 
Researchers from the University of Bristol have just shared the promising results of a new treatment for spinal cord injuries that could ...
Spy plants? DARPA working on genetically engineered surveillance sensors

Spy plants? DARPA working on genetically engineered surveillance sensors

Dom Galeon | 
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the think-tank that’s under the U.S. Department of Defense, recently announced that it’s ...
Fighting Zika: Gene edited, 3-eyed flightless mosquitoes

Fighting Zika: Gene edited, 3-eyed flightless mosquitoes

Dom Galeon | 
[I]n an effort to demonstrate how gene editing could be used to eradicate the mosquito species Aedes aegypti —a major carrier of ...
11 things CRISPR gene editing has helped us achieve this year

11 things CRISPR gene editing has helped us achieve this year

Brad Bergan | 
The CRISPR//Cas9 gene editing tool has quickly earned a reputation as a revolutionary technology, and its merits support the clout ...
Age-related macular degeneration may be treatable using viral injection gene therapy

Age-related macular degeneration may be treatable using viral injection gene therapy

Dom Galeon | 
[R]esearchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine were looking for ways to treat a particular type of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) known as a wet ...
Inheritance of epigenetic modifications observed through 14 generations in roundworms

Inheritance of epigenetic modifications observed through 14 generations in roundworms

Chelsea Gohd | 
To a degree, our lineage dictates how our genes are expressed, how we look, age, and live. However, a recent study ...
Can quantum mechanics explain human consciousness?

Can quantum mechanics explain human consciousness?

Karla Lant | 
Despite all the research we’ve done, we still know relatively little about how the human brain works, and we know ...
When two parents lack the DNA for a healthy baby, can a third person help?

When two parents lack the DNA for a healthy baby, can a third person help?

Neil Bhavsar, Christianna Reedy | 
The long-held belief that we get half our genes from our father and the other half from our mother may ...
On the horizon: Genes pointing to potential Parkinson's disease therapies

On the horizon: Genes pointing to potential Parkinson’s disease therapies

Benjamin Stecher | 
The ongoing revolution in genetics is playing an increasingly important role in our understanding of the [Parkinson's] disease while also revealing ...
Infographic: Explore the future of genetic engineering and food

Infographic: Explore the future of genetic engineering and food

Karla Lant, G Luhman, Lou Mackay | 
The first genetically engineered apple, Arctic Apple, a modified variety of Golden Delicious, hit stores in test markets in the ...
Body parts from fruit? Skin grafts may use apples to grow human tissue

Body parts from fruit? Skin grafts may use apples to grow human tissue

Dom Galeon | 
Biophysicist Andrew Pelling of University of Ottawa wants to [use apples to determine] the future of biomaterials and human tissue repair.... “What ...