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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 ...

Three-parent babies are the ethical choice

Arthur Caplan | 
The FDA is considering approving an experiment to repair a genetic disease in humans by creating embryos with DNA from ...

Family thwarts genetic disease by narrowing the bloodline

Tony Dokoupil | 
Days before she ended her pregnancy, Joselin Linder was thrilled to imagine herself as a parent. Linder is not a ...
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Genes show dogs are descendants of now-extinct wolf breed

Alan Boyle | 
The latest genetic study to trace the origins of dogs confirms the view that they were domesticated by hunter-gatherers at ...

Rare mutation may explain Tourette syndrome

Linda Carroll | 
A rare genetic mutation that disrupts the production of histamine may help researchers unravel the mystery that surrounds Tourette syndrome ...

Amanda Knox trial: No DNA on knife to match to victim

Claudio Lavanga | 
New forensic analysis of the knife allegedly used to kill Meredith Kercher found no DNA match to the victim, the ...

Genomics pioneer Craig Venter warns about careless biohackers

Alan Boyle | 
In his latest book, genetic guru J. Craig Venter envisions a brave new world where DNA can be teleported between ...

Slave descendant’s genetic quest leads to African apology

Alan Boyle | 
African-American businessman William Holland's ancestors were subjected to slavery in Virginia — but they were handed over into slavery by ...

Biological clocks in our cells may make some more prone to cancer

Maggie Fox | 
Every cell in your body has a little clock ticking away in it, researchers report. And while most of you ...
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Scientist find living genetic relatives of ancient iceman

Alan Boyle | 
No next-of-kin was around to claim the frozen 5,300-year-old body of Ötzi the Iceman when it was found in the ...
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James Watson’s genetic prescription: Have kids early

Alan Boyle | 
In his latest, potentially controversial, statement, James Watson urges parents to have kids early and chastises older parents ...

Gene for age-related memory loss

Maggie Fox | 
The forgetfulness that comes with age may be reversible, researchers reported on Wednesday. They found the brain cells involved in ...

Should you get sequenced? Not all bad genes predict disease

Stacey Nagglar | 
For NBC News chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman, having a “boring genome,” is a good problem to have. Snyderman ...

DTC genetic test results reveal the surprisng truth about a 1964 kidnapping case

Tracy Connor | 
As the FBI dusts off its files on a 1964 kidnapping and reunion mixup, the man at the center of ...

Banking stem cells

Dan Mangan | 
Forget about cash—start banking your body. Using a technology that echoes science fiction movies, a French company is offering people ...

NBC Latino looks at the GE food debate

Kristian Puga | 
In the past two months alone, there have been international marches against Monsanto, which produces genetically modified seeds, in more ...
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Hacking biotechnology: Do-it-yourself wonders and worries

Alan Boyle | 
What happens when you mix the do-it-yourself ethos of hacker culture with the ethically and emotionally fraught landscape of biotechnology? ...

Supreme Court gene patent decision could affect every patient

Brian Alexander | 
The following is an excerpt. The legal question at the heart of the US Supreme Court’s debate over the patenting ...

Fainting runs in families, new study says

Meghan Holohan | 
The following is an excerpt. As a neurologist, Dr. Sam Berkovic sees many patients who frequently faint. These people say ...

Disease-fighters disrupt mosquito’s genes with molecular scissors

Alan Boyle | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Scientists at Virginia Tech have disrupted the genes that control eye color in mosquitoes, ...

African-American’s Y chromosome sparks shift in evolutionary timetable

Alan Boyle | 
The following is an excerpt. Scientists say an African-American male's odd genetic signature suggests that the human Y chromosome's lineage goes back ...

Five most common mental illnesses may share genetic root

Maggie Fox | 
The following is an excerpt. The biggest study yet into genetics and mental health has come up with a stunning ...
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Why aren’t we arguing over stem cells anymore?

Charlie Sykes | 
I'm sure if I did a deep enough Google search, I'd  find some reference to stem cells coming up during the recent ...

Book: How synthetic biology will reinvent nature and ourselves

Alan Boyle | 
In the future, genetically modified organisms could be making our medicines, our fuel, our housewares, our houses — and they ...
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