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China attempting to develop ‘biologically enhanced super soldiers’, US spy chief claims

China attempting to develop ‘biologically enhanced super soldiers’, US spy chief claims

Ken Dilanian | 
China has conducted "human testing" on members of the People's Liberation Army in hope of developing soldiers with "biologically enhanced ...
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DNA A-to-F: Can genes predict if kids will succeed in school?

Daisy Yuhas | 
[Social scientist Ben] Domingue and his colleagues found that [a] polygenic score could help identify which groups of high schoolers ...
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Human blood suckers: How nature’s tiniest killer developed its deadly diet

Tom Metcalfe | 
Although most of the roughly 3,500 mosquito species don’t feed on human blood, the Aedes aegypti is one of the worst. Its ...
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Using DNA to crack cold cases: Should police lie to collect evidence from innocent people?

Jon Schuppe | 
On an October morning in 2018, Eleanor Holmes and her husband left home to run an errand and found two ...

3 experimental vaccines could be ‘game changer’ for HIV treatment

Tim Fitzsimons | 
The global fight against the human immunodeficiency virus is poised to make important advances thanks to three experimental HIV vaccines ...
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Fossilized ape pelvis suggests human ancestors walked upright much earlier than previously thought

Jeremy Deaton | 
Scientists have long thought that humans evolved from an ape that moved about on all fours like a chimpanzee, and ...
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‘Live life to the fullest’: Should autism research shift away from the search for a cure and focus on wellness?

Jacqueline Stenson | 
“There’s no cure for autism and anybody who tries to sell you a cure is lying,” [Lizzie] Acevedo, a single ...

Patient death prompts new rules for fecal transplants: ‘Why weren’t these guidelines already in place?’

Linda Carroll | 
In June [2019], after a patient died and another was sickened from a fecal transplant that contained drug-resistant bacteria, the ...
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HPV vaccine better than expected at shielding against cancer. Why are anti-vaxxers fighting it?

Tara Smith | 
New research shows that the HPV vaccine is exceeding expectations in protecting individuals from HPV infection and precancerous cells.  ...
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23andMe harnesses ‘massive’ genetic database for medical research

Aliza Nadi, Cynthia McFadden, Rich Schapiro | 
23andMe is well known for its DNA kits that promise to shed light on a person's ancestral history and potential ...

How human evolution—and racism—could be altered by climate change

Scott Solomon | 
Evidence suggests that a warming planet could melt away differences between human races — or population groups, as scientists more ...
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98: That’s how many humans it would take to start over on another planet

Corey Powell | 
Are we too vulnerable to asteroid strikes and other cataclysms to stick with our single planet? … Frédéric Marin is ...
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Chocolate producers look to CRISPR gene editing to help cacao trees adapt to climate change

Max Blau | 
With the help of a suite of genetic engineering tools including CRISPR — and money from Mars Inc., one of the world’s ...
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Fighting Zika with drones and genetically engineered mosquitoes

Tom Metcalfe | 
At Rutgers University ... engineers are developing “skeetercopters” that can detect and map mosquito-infested sites from the air — and douse ...
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Senator Chuck Schumer sounds alarm over personal genomics privacy

Daniella Silva | 
[W]ith the holiday season in full swing, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on [November 26] called for more scrutiny into popular ...
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Genetically modified skin grafts could monitor glucose, end needle sticks for diabetes

Daisy Yuhas | 
Painful and inconvenient, needle sticks are part of daily life for many people with diabetes. Wouldn’t it be great if ...
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Debate rages over whether your DNA can help create a personalized diet

Chiara Sottile | 
Companies now want to take the buzz over DNA testing one step further and market the tests as a way ...

Finding the right antidepressant could be easier with genetic test

Shamard Charles | 
The burgeoning field of pharmacogenomics — how genes affect a person's response to drugs — is helping more patients avoid ...

Return of the woolly mammoth and 3 other ways CRISPR could change the world

Jane Hu | 
The woolly mammoth has been extinct for more than 4000 years. Now scientists are talking about bringing it back with ...
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Pink-fleshed GMO pineapple coming to your dinner table

Maggie Fox | 
A strain of pineapple genetically engineered to be pink instead of yellow got the go-ahead from the U.S. Food and ...

Scientists successfully test three different Zika vaccines on monkeys

Linda Carroll, Samuel Sarmiento | 
The race to develop a safe and effective vaccine against the Zika virus got one step closer [on August 4], ...

Leading bioethicist says food industry should voluntarily label GMO foods

Arthur Caplan | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Should labels be required ...

White House asks scientists to hold off on editing the human genome

Maggie Fox | 
Scientists should hold off on experiments that could permanently alter people's DNA and pass the changes along to future generations, ...

Could genetically engineered cattle hold Ebola cure?

Maggie Fox | 
On a farm outside Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a herd of cloned, genetically engineered cattle are busy incubating antibodies against ...

Meet the Press Online video debate: Should GMO foods be labeled?

Colin O'Neil, Val Giddings | 
Colin O'Neil, director of government affairs for the Center for Food Safety, and Val Giddings, senior fellow at the Information ...

GE microbes address climate change, sequester carbon dioxide by making plastics

John Roach | 
What's the fix for a warming planet? Just one word: Plastics. As the world grapples with greenhouse gas emissions still ...

Artist uses van Gogh’s relative’s genetic material to create replica of famous ear

A German museum has put on display a copy of Vincent van Gogh's ear that was grown using genetic material ...

Rare genetic disorder causes severe impairment in siblings, but also conveys super immunity

Maggie Fox | 
A brother and sister with an extremely rare genetic condition have a stunning ability to fight off viruses — an ...