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3 ways genetic engineering could finally eliminate malaria

3 ways genetic engineering could finally eliminate malaria

Kristen Brown | 
[D]espite modern disease management strategies...malaria still killed nearly half a million people [in 2015]. ... [However,] some scientists are experimenting with how ...
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‘Brain blobs’ genetically engineered from stem cells can track effects of Zika virus

Ryan Mandelbaum | 
[C]ombined with gene editing techniques like CRISPR, it seems like there’s almost nothing you can’t just whip up in a ...
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GMO labeling law makes ‘Biggest Science Setbacks of 2016’ list

Kristen Brown | 
Scientific progress doesn’t always move in a straight line. In fact, as we’ve seen this year, sometimes things just turn ...
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Are millennials’ attitudes on GMOs anti-science?

Kristen Brown | 
If you have noticed the selection of organic, GMO-free crackers encroaching on the shelf space of the Pop Tarts and ...
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Mice cured of hemophilia using gene therapy shows promise for human treatment

Kristen Brown | 
Hemophilia is a devastating genetic condition—without the ability to form blood clots, those who have it risk bleeding to death ...

Harvard scientists use CRISPR to store data in living bacteria cells

George Dvorsky | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Using the CRISPR gene-editing ...

If you enjoy cheese, you can thank GMOs

Levi Gadye | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. It used to be ...
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Brain’s pain processing mechanism called into question

Jennifer Ouellette | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. For many years, neuroscientists ...

Maggots genetically engineered to help wounds heal faster

Esther Inglis-Arkell | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Scientists at North Carolina ...

New primate ancestor calls ape evolution into question

George Dvorsky | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Meet Pliobates catalonia, an ...

Preventable HIV deaths lethal result of science denialism

Charlie Jane Anders | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  AIDS was a terrifying ...
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Nobel Prize for medicine tributes nature-based remedies

Diane Kelly | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  The 2015 Nobel Prize ...

Romantic relationships may have evolved due to menopause

Diane Kelly | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Menopause is one of ...
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Some antibiotic-resistant bacteria can become even more virulent

David Skurnik, Gerald Pier | 
We used to think that antibiotic resistance came at a cost for bacteria, making them weaker. It turns out that ...

What would humans do if we never had to sleep again?

Rose Eveleth | 
If there was a drug that meant you never had to sleep again, would you take it? Would those who ...

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, what does the future look like?

Rose Eveleth | 
Over the past 85 years, antibiotics have been miracle drugs. They’ve kept infections at bay and opened up a world ...

What will happen if humans are created in a laboratory?

Rose Eveleth | 
Consider a future in which human babies are created in a test tube. What happens when women no longer have ...

Brain too clever to be fooled by virtual reality

Sarah Zhang | 
The faceputer ads say virtual reality is coming and it's gonna work this time. But here's some real talk: There ...

Gut microbes may be engineered to fight vitamin deficiency

Sarah Zhang | 
It's easy to forget how horrifying the effects of a vitamin deficiency can be. Each year, up to 500,000 children ...

Has 23andMe intended to sell customers’ data all along?

Sarah Zhang | 
Today, 23andMe announced what Forbes reports is only the first of 10 deals with big biotech companies: Genentech will pay up ...

Portable DNA sequencer processes samples quickly and accurately

Robert Sorokanich | 
DNA sequencing is crucial for identifying and tracking nasty viruses like E. coli and the flu. But current tabletop-size DNA ...

Here’s your chance to own a genetically-modified glow-in-the-dark plant

Sarah Zhang | 
Perhaps you remember the wildly successful but also controversial Glowing Plant Kickstarter. Perhaps you're even patiently waiting for your glow-in-the-dark ...

Engineers have invented a programming language to build DNA

Jamie Condliffe | 
Forget Python and Java. Ruby? Get outta here. If you're gonna learn to write code, you better make it useful—so ...

Why we need to think differently about our genomes

Jamie Condliffe | 
If — like most of us — your entire understanding of DNA and genetics can be traced back to CSI reruns, you’re ...

Researchers use lasers to insert DNA into individual cells

Robert Sorokanich | 
Researchers in South Korea have devised a super-precise method for inserting DNA into cells, powered by lasers. Using a brief ...

DNA is the Linux of the natural world

Lily Newman | 
The following is an edited excerpt. We probably all vaguely assume that computers will overthrow us someday, which may be ...

The super protein that can cut DNA and revolutionize genetic engineering

Jamie Condliffe | 
The following is an edited excerpt. When scientists Phillipe Horvath and Rodolphe Barrangou set out to find a better way ...

Genetic proof for cilantro haters

Jamie Condliffe | 
Scientists have had a hunch for some time that cilantro hating might be partly inherited. But now a genetic survey ...