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NASA studies twins to see what happens to astronaut DNA in space

Deborah Netburn | 
What happens to our DNA, RNA and proteins if we spend a long time in space? A pair of 50-year-old ...

Ben & Jerry unveils non-GMO flavors

Jenn Harris | 
Ben & Jerry's is known for its unconventional ice cream flavors, but now it's attempting to reshape the way we ...

Can a genetic model predict next year’s flu strain?

Geoffrey Mohan | 
The seasonal flu has met its enemy, and it’s calculus. A theoretical physicist and computational biologist analyzed the genetic code ...

When tinkering with our DNA, researchers should take it slow

Editorial Board | 
The manipulation of human genes could lead to profound advances in our ability to cure or prevent terrible diseases. But ...

Hoping a genome test will ID daughter’s mystery disease

Eryn Brown | 
It isn't easy being 16, social, smart — and sitting in a wheelchair. Lilly Grossman has never been completely "normal" ...

Organic labeling: Is there a place for GM foods?

Dan Glickman, Kathleen Merrigan | 
For more than a decade, organic farmers, ranchers and food processors have been subject to rigorous annual inspections to ensure ...

California’s DNA collection from arrestees law goes too far

The Supreme Court erred grievously this year when it permitted Maryland police to collect DNA samples from people who had ...

Want to live to be 500 years old? Worms show the way

Monte Morin | 
Scientists have succeeded in greatly extending the lifespan of a simple worm through "genetic trickery" and hope to begin similar ...

Rejection of shipment of American GM corn in China an ‘isolated incident’

David Pierson | 
China recently rejected a 60,000 ton shipment of genetically modified corn from the US because the particular strain was not ...

LA Times editorial: Local ban on GMOs would not be productive, useful

A local ban on genetically modified crops and seeds in the city of Los Angeles doesn't make sense, writes the LA Times editorial ...

After DNA test, white supremacist charged with terrorizing town

Matt Pierce | 
It's been a tough month for Craig Cobb. After the North Dakota white supremacist went on a TV show and ...

Dad’s cocaine use may help protect son from addiction

Melissa Healy | 
Cocaine use may not make you a better dad, but it may make your son a bit more resistant to ...

New York cops use DNA to ID mother of ‘Baby Hope’ in 22-year-old case

Michael Muskal | 
She died without a name, so small her body barely filled a picnic cooler abandoned beside a highway. Officials called ...
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New patterns recognized in genetic profiles of 12 cancers

Eryn Brown | 
Researchers are trying to catalog the DNA and molecular characteristic of thousands of tumors, to seek out similarities and one ...

Saving the orange tree with genetic engineering

Henry Miller | 
Americans might soon need to get used to apple or grape juice as their breakfast drink of choice — unless, ...

Autism is shared among siblings, study finds

Geoffrey Mohan | 
A second child is seven times more likely to be diagnosed with autism if an older sibling has the diagnosis, but environmental ...

Study probes DNA search method that led to ‘Grim Sleeper’ suspect

Eryn Brown | 
The state of California has been a leader in the use of familial DNA searches -- investigations that seek out ...

If beer or blue cheese smells good to you, thank your DNA

Brad Balukjian | 
We all smell things a little differently, and new research shows why: By examining the DNA of hundreds of individuals ...

Testing patterns of gene expression to tell virus from bacterial infections

Eryn Brown | 
If you have a little kid, you know the drill. Your child develops a nasty fever, but no one's really ...

Genetic screening: Every newborn a patient

Stefan Timmermans | 
This year marks the 50th anniversary of routine newborn screening in the United States. Since 1963, tens of millions of ...

Vast cancer genetics database could aid drug discovery

Eryn Brown | 
Researchers at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., announced that they had assembled the world's largest database of cancer-related genetic variations -- ...

Gene therapy using HIV helps children with fatal diseases, study says

Melissa Pandika | 
Italian researchers have used a defanged version of HIV to replace faulty genes — and eliminate devastating symptoms — in children suffering ...
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Ancient bones’ DNA draws a direct line to people living today

Eryn Brown | 
A study of mitochondrial DNA reveals the long history of the Native American community in northern British Columbia, Canada ...

Gene sequencing of cholera bacterium from Haiti points to U.N. source

Melissa Pandika | 
The following is an excerpt. The United Nations sent Nepalese peacekeeping troops to bring relief to Haiti after it was devastated by a ...
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Building the internet of genes

Rajaie Batniji | 
The global alliance to support secure sharing of genomic and clinical data represents potential for both tremendous good and unknown ...

Fetal programming: Mom’s weight changes baby’s genes

Melissa Healy | 
The following is an excerpt. Of the many powers mothers wield, few are more extraordinary than the power to nudge ...

On genetically engineered food, let the market decide

The following is an edited excerpt. The movement to force the labeling of genetically engineered food is gaining momentum.  Federal ...

Bill would regulate ‘biosimilar’ drugs

Marc Lifsher | 
The following is an excerpt of a longer story. SACRAMENTO — Two of the nation's largest biotech companies — Amgen Inc. of ...