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DNA forensic analysis soon will be ‘vastly more powerful’—good for crime fighting, problematic for privacy

DNA forensic analysis soon will be ‘vastly more powerful’—good for crime fighting, problematic for privacy

Ewen Callaway | 
Genetic sleuthing techniques that led to the arrest of a suspect in the infamous Golden State Killer case this year ...
Japan poised to permit gene editing on human embryos by 2019

Japan poised to permit gene editing on human embryos by 2019

David Cyranoski | 
Japan has issued draft guidelines that allow the use of gene-editing tools in human embryos. The proposal was released by ...
Viewpoint: Costly regulations prevent consumers from enjoying benefits of biotech crops

Viewpoint: Costly regulations prevent consumers from enjoying benefits of biotech crops

[T]hree papers [recently published] from research groups around the world detail attempts to make a new type of super-tomato: one ...
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Viewpoint: New book ‘Blueprint’ revisits the dangerous theory of genetic determinism

Nathaniel Comfort | 
It’s never a good time for another bout of genetic determinism, but it’s hard to imagine a worse one than ...
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Puzzling out how the brain turns electrical pulses into ‘thoughts, actions and emotions’

Giorgia Guglielmi | 
Neuroscientists have tried for decades to observe the swift electrical signals that are a major component of the brain’s language ...
Viewpoint: When it comes to CRISPR crop regulations, Europe must trust its biotech experts

Viewpoint: When it comes to CRISPR crop regulations, Europe must trust its biotech experts

Josep M. Casacuberta, Pere Puigdomènech | 
The latest ruling by the European Court of Justice requires that crops created using gene-editing techniques such as CRISPR must ...
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In-body gene editing successful in first trial, targeting Hunter syndrome

Heidi Ledford | 
A therapy that edits genes directly in the human body might be safe, suggest early findings from the first trial ...
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Challenging our understanding of the genetics behind the evolution of human language

Matthew Warren | 
The evolution of human language was once thought to have hinged on changes to a single gene that were so ...
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Marijuana-derived epilepsy drug might pave the way for GMO cannabis research

Amy Maxmen | 
Legal hurdles to exploring marijuana’s medicinal properties might soon fall in the wake of the US Food and Drug Administration’s ...
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Fighting disease with genetically modified bacteria

Sara Reardon | 
Several companies are testing whether engineered bacteria can treat conditions that affect the brain, liver and other organs — and ...
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Viewpoint: Golden State Killer case provokes discussion about ethics and DNA

Last week’s arrest of a suspect in the Golden State Killer case in California has highlighted how DNA samples that ...
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Are these brain-protecting cells actually contributing to Alzheimer’s?

Alison Abbott | 
[Neuroscientist Michael Heneka] and his team had eliminated a key inflammation gene from a strain of mouse that usually develops ...
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Landmark cancer tumor drug Keytruda hampered by glitches

Heidi Ledford | 
A landmark cancer drug approved last year seemed to herald a long-anticipated change in the treatment of some tumours: with ...
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Tracking the role of tau protein in Alzheimer’s

Sara Reardon | 
Jhon Kennedy’s relatives understood the illness they faced. For more than three decades, researchers there have been tracking a genetic ...
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Calling for a ‘richer’ global conversation about CRISPR, gene editing

Sheila Jasanoff, Benjamin Hurlbut | 
Over the past three years, leading scientists have called for global deliberation on the possible effects of gene editing on ...
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Popular fluoroquinolones antibiotic can go haywire in rare cases, causing irreversible nerve damage

Jo Marchant | 
Miriam van Staveren went on holiday to the Canary Islands and caught an infection. Her ear and sinuses throbbed, so ...
Viewpoint: Sweeping impact of gene editing demands better way to educate the public

Viewpoint: Sweeping impact of gene editing demands better way to educate the public

Simon Burall | 
If the history of public engagement surrounding other recent scientific innovations is a guide, efforts to explain the science behind ...
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China’s 30-year agricultural miracle: How 21 million Chinese boosted yields and cut fertilizer use

David Cyranoski | 
A landmark project to make agriculture more sustainable in China has significantly cut fertilizer use while boosting crop yields on ...
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African scientist: Europe’s ‘fear-based politics’ on GMOs hurts developing world’s ability to combat hunger

Ademola Adenle | 
The need to feed growing populations in developing countries, especially countries in Africa, must be met by increasing the yields ...
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Evolution of walking: Primitive fish shows key nerves appeared 20 million years before land animals

Giorgia Guglielmi | 
The genes and nerve cells that allow people and other mammals to walk around can also be found in a ...
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Archaeologist skeptics reject evidence humans settled Americas 130,000 years ago

Ewen Callaway | 
When researchers made the astonishing suggestion last year that early humans settled the Americas 100,000 years earlier than thought, they asked doubters ...
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Glory of plants in 3D: CRISPR gene-editing, imaging technology unlock genetic secrets

Heidi Ledford | 
Advances in imaging technology — allowing researchers to peer inside plant structures in 3D — mean that biologists are seeking ...
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Earliest human relative? Mystery and controversy surround 7-million-year-old femur

Ewen Callaway | 
When anthropologists meet in France at the end of January, one of the most provocative fossils in the study of ...
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Is glyphosate unsafe? European Food Safety Authority rejects accusations of ‘undue industry influence’ in rejecting carcinogenic designation

Bernhard Url | 
Editor's note: Bernhard Url is the Executive Director of the European Food Safety Authority The job of the European Food Safety Authority ...
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Solving a riddle: ‘Dark matter’ DNA shown to influence brain development

Amy Maxmen | 
A puzzle posed by segments of 'dark matter' in genomes — long, winding strands of DNA with no obvious functions ...
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Figuring out what a memory looks like in the brain

Helen Shen | 
[Janice] Chen and her colleagues found something odd when they scanned viewers’ brains: as different people retold their own versions ...
Gene drives: Nature editorial board calls out green groups for 'unfair attempt to create damaging and polarizing spin'

Gene drives: Nature editorial board calls out green groups for ‘unfair attempt to create damaging and polarizing spin’

[A]lthough it might not always be obvious, both critics and advocates of the technique — called a gene drive — tend to agree on ...
How tracing the evolutionary family tree of all female lab mice will help improve medical research

How tracing the evolutionary family tree of all female lab mice will help improve medical research

Sara Reardon | 
Adam and Eve, a pair of black mice, lived for less than two years and never left their home at ...