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4,000 US babies are born with mitochondrial diseases. That could be fixed by a new form of gene editing

Emily Mullin | 
With the first experiments to use CRISPR in people underway, the gene-editing technique is showing promising signs in a few ...
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Human organ factories? Defense Department seeds Segway inventor Dean Kamen’s ambitious project, but success seems years away

Liz Brody | 
[N]one of [Dean Kamen’s] many inventions — including the Segway — has an impact that comes close to what could ...
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After CRISPR human embryo experiment goes awry, some call for gene editing restrictions

Emily Mullin | 
Biologist Kathy Niakan and her team at the Francis Crick Institute wanted to better understand the role of a particular ...
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Gene editing cures hereditary deafness in mice. Are humans next?

Emily Mullin | 
Two to three out of every 1,000 children born in the United States have a diminished level of hearing or ...
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Gene therapy could restore color vision for people who see the world in shades of gray

Emily Mullin | 
In a small trial in Germany, an experimental gene therapy improved the vision of nine people with total color blindness, ...
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Could CRISPR turn nutritious but unpopular vegetables into flavorful snacks?

Emily Mullin | 
You probably know that kale is packed with antioxidants and other nutrients and that you should be eating more of ...
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A CRISPR fix for diabetes? Success using stem cells in mice offers promise for humans

Emily Mullin | 
[Researchers] recently used the gene-editing technology CRISPR to correct stem cells from diabetic patients and turn them into fully functioning ...
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Can CRISPR gene editing give us an allergy-free cat?

Emily Mullin | 
If you’re among the 10% of people who are allergic to cats, you can blame a protein found in cat ...
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Seeking mainstream acceptance for psychedelic drugs: Will entrepreneurs ruin it for everyone else?

Tessa Love | 
After spending decades as highly illegal and restricted substances, psilocybin (magic mushrooms), LSD, MDMA, DMT, and other psychedelic drugs are ...
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Our wastewater could provide ‘early warning’ system for coronavirus outbreaks

Troy Farah | 
We won’t have to shelter from the new coronavirus forever. ... But several predictors of Covid-19 outbreaks suggest the virus ...
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Whole genome sequencing could be the next big thing for consumers

Emily Mullin | 
Genome sequencing was once impossibly expensive. The Human Genome Project, an international effort to decode the human genome that launched ...
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Finding where ‘consciousness resides in the human brain’ could help us awaken comatose patients

Emily Mullin | 
Some people may gradually come out of a coma or wake up after a few weeks.... To help these people, ...
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‘Politics and war’: Why life on other planets would look a lot like our own

Steve LeVine | 
If other beings do populate the universe, what are they doing out there? Are the possible inhabitants of Teegarden b, ...
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Lack of minority donors in bone marrow registries ‘one part of a larger, systemic, problem’

Sarah Emerson | 
People of two or more races are uniquely disadvantaged when it comes to bone marrow matching. Blood diseases such as ...
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Collecting DNA samples from migrant detainees opens door to enhanced government surveillance

Emily Mullin | 
[T]he United States government will begin collecting DNA samples from thousands of people detained by immigration officials, including minors, and ...
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Finding a new home: Humanity’s survival could depend on a 1,000-year space journey to Proxima b

Corin Faife | 
Located in the triple-star Alpha Centauri solar system, Proxima b has a mass 1.3 times that of Earth and a ...
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$1 million for anti-aging gene therapy? ‘Dubious’ treatment raises ethical concerns

Emily Mullin | 
Would you pay $1 million and fly to South America for a chance to live longer? Libella Gene Therapeutics, a ...
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Dark side of brain upgrades: They could give corrupt leaders ‘the ultimate way to ensure good citizenship’

Evan Selinger, Susan Schneider | 
It’s 2045. You stroll into the Center for Mind Design. There you can purchase a brain chip to augment your ...
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It’s been a year since the CRISPR baby controversy. Why are we still without global gene-editing rules?

Emily Mullin | 
Around this time last November, Chinese scientist He Jiankui stunned the world when he revealed the birth of the first ...