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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 ...

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 ...
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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 ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

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

Victor Tangermann | 
Myth 1: Organic Food Is Safer Because It Doesn’t Touch Pesticides “The levels we are exposed to are far, far ...

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 ...
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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 ...

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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

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 ...
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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?

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?

Christianna Reedy, Neil Bhavsar | 
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

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

G Luhman, Karla Lant, Lou Mackay | 
The first genetically engineered apple, Arctic Apple, a modified variety of Golden Delicious, hit stores in test markets in the ...
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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 ...
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For precision medicine to work, physicians must incorporate holistic health factors, like belief

Sharon Bergquist | 
[Editor's note: Dr. Sharon Bergquist is a clinician in the division of general medicine and geriatrics at Emory University. She also ...

Human rights and CRIPSR: Will gene editing be monopolized by the rich?

June Javelosa | 
We are all subject to the genetic lottery. That’s how it’s always been, and for a while, we thought that was ...
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Video: Mail-order CRISPR? Company aims to put gene-editing tool in more hands

Despite its controversy, CRISPR gene editing has taken the world by storm, revolutionizing the fields of medicine, bioengineering, and beyond ...
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20 percent of cancer patients resistant to chemotherapy — tweaking gene expression could help

June Javelosa | 
Approximately 20 percent of all cancers have a mutation that makes them incredibly resistant to chemotherapy – a gene called KRAS. KRAS-mutant ...
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Curiosity about ideas, experiences may be related to higher cognitive ability

Dom Galeon | 
[An international team of 60 researchers], led by Todd Lencz from the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, studied the genes ...
'Brain on a chip': In vitro model finds regional links to specific diseases, treatments

‘Brain on a chip’: In vitro model finds regional links to specific diseases, treatments

Dom Galeon | 
We have come a long way in our understanding of how the brain works, but the more we know about ...
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