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When CRISPR gene editing falls short: ‘Base editing’ might treat disorders on the maternal line in mitochondrial DNA

Heidi Ledford | 
[A] technique — which builds on a super-precise version of gene editing called base editing — could allow researchers to ...
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GMO insect-resistant Bt prevents cancer and saves farmers up to $167 million per year, study shows

David Hennessy, Felicia Wu, Jina Yu | 
Previous field studies have reached no collective consensus on whether Bt corn, the most commonly planted transgenic crop worldwide, has ...
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Infographic: Animal origins or lab leak? Tracing coronavirus back to the source

David Cyranoski | 
Since the pandemic began, the question of where the coronavirus came from has been one of the biggest puzzles. It ...
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Infographic: 8 ways we can defeat the coronavirus

Ewen Callaway | 
More than 90 vaccines are being developed against SARS-CoV-2 by research teams in companies and universities across the world. Researchers ...
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Genetic analysis unravels East Asia’s history, highlighting migration of early farmers

Ewen Callaway | 
Ancient genomics is starting to unravel the history of East Asia. The first large-scale studies of ancient human genomes from ...
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Anti-vaccine online movement targeting undecided groups in social media, spreading disinformation about safety and coronavirus containment efforts, study warns

Philip Ball | 
As scientists work to create a vaccine against COVID-19, a small but fervent anti-vaccination movement is marshalling against it. Campaigners ...
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‘A radical idea’: Could a single factor be responsible for all mental illnesses?

Michael Marshall | 
What are the roots of mental illness? In the hope of finding an answer, scientists have piled up an enormous ...
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Why isn’t there an ‘accelerated pathway’ for approving treatments during a pandemic?

John Hodgson | 
Commercial biopharmaceutical discovery is a less than ideal vehicle for responding to an outbreak of a new viral pathogen spreading ...
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Will genetically improved crops be enough to sustainably feed a booming global population?

A growing, increasingly affluent and urban human population is driving demand for more food grown in more-sustainable ways. ... Sustainable ...
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Searching for coronavirus ‘antidote’ in the blood of former patients

Amy Maxmen | 
Hospitals in New York City are gearing up to use the blood of people who have recovered from COVID-19 as ...
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100 best-selling nutrition books give ‘puzzling’ advice, and few written by experts, study shows

Rebecca Marton | 
Nutritional decisions may be important for health, and yet identifying trustworthy sources of advice can be difficult to achieve. Many ...
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China will test African swine fever vaccine on 10,000–20,000 pigs to ensure it won’t spread virus

Smriti Mallapaty | 
Researchers in China have developed an experimental vaccine that can protect pigs for life from a lethal virus that has ...
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Viewpoint: To protect genetic privacy, it’s ‘crucial’ that we develop an international code of conduct

Fruzsina Molnár-Gábor, Mark Phillips | 
Genomics researchers worldwide are increasingly dealing with vast data sets gathered by consortia spanning many countries. Most are unclear on ...
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‘Excitement is finally catching on’: Why RNA editing may be more promising than CRISPR

Sara Reardon | 
CRISPR editing — at least as a therapeutic technique in people — has turned out to be more difficult than ...
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GMO Golden Rice meets safety standards set by Philippines, Bangladesh, and Indonesia, assessment shows

Norman Oliva | 
Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) persists as a major public health nutrition problem, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Severe ...
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We can sustainably feed 3.4 billion people. Study shows 4 eco-friendly farming practices will help produce food for 10 billion

Dieter Gerten | 
Global agriculture puts heavy pressure on planetary boundaries, posing the challenge to achieve future food security without compromising Earth system ...
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Developing a ‘kill switch’ to make CRISPR gene editing more precise—and safer

Elie Dolgin | 
[Microbiologists] stumbled onto tools now known as anti-CRISPRs. These proteins serve as the rocks to CRISPR’s molecular scissors. And soon, ...
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Quest to understand sense of touch could lead to new treatments for chronic pain

Amber Dance | 
If she wasn’t looking at her limbs, the girl didn’t seem to have any clue where they were. She lacked ...
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‘Search and destroy’: Precision stem cell treatments could be safer against blood cancers

Heidi Ledford | 
Scientists are experimenting with ways to selectively target the body’s blood-making cells for destruction. Early studies in animals and people ...
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Post-Green Revolution study: Projected crop yields unable to feed the world by 2050, we need GMOs, gene editing and other ‘genetic strategies’

Julia Bailey-Serres | 
The current trajectory for crop yields is insufficient to nourish the world’s population by 2050. Greater and more consistent crop ...
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CRISPR immunizes rice, staple crop consumed by billions, against devastating bacterial infection

Genome editing has made one of the world’s most important crops resistant to a devastating bacterial infection. ... The researchers ...
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Viewpoint: New study provides clear evidence of substantial insect biomass and biodiversity losses

William Kunin | 
There are certain times in life .... when we think that we know something but the evidence is less than ...
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‘De novo genes’: How natural selection creates new genes from nothing

Adam Levy | 
In the depths of winter, water temperatures in the ice-covered Arctic Ocean can sink below zero. That’s cold enough to ...
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Emerging field of ‘social genomics’ comes with ethical, societal risks: ‘Who’s going to benefit?’

David Adam | 
By looking at the genomes of people living in former coal-mining areas, [geneticist Abdel Abdellaoui] has found genetic signatures associated ...
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Researchers retract study questioning long-term health of China’s controversial CRISPR babies

Ewen Callaway | 
A study that raised questions over the future health of the world’s first gene-edited babies has been retracted because of ...
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Science journals should publish negative results to speed technological advances, CRISPR expert urges

Devang Mehta | 
Near the end of April, my colleagues and I published an unusual scientific paper — one reporting a failed experiment ...
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Japan’s quest to be world leader in regenerative medicine sparks surge in questionable stem cell treatments

David Cyranoski | 
In the United States, authorities have grappled with a surge of clinics selling therapies that are unsupported by evidence and, ...
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Distrust in government, biotech literacy dictate public opinion on GMO crops in China, survey shows

Yawei Zhao | 
This paper analyzes the awareness and attitudes of the Chinese public toward genetically modified (GM) foods with different types of ...
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