Finding hope for children with multiple sulfatase deficiency

Finding hope for children with multiple sulfatase deficiency

Ricki Lewis | 
Willow [Olson] was born on August 21, 2013. At first she seemed fine, except for difficulty nursing. “Nothing in itself was ...
Cerebral organoids: How can we know if cells collected as ‘mini-brains’ are conscious?

Cerebral organoids: How can we know if cells collected as ‘mini-brains’ are conscious?

Mike Klymkowsky | 
[Editor's note: Mike Klymkowsky is a Professor of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder.] The ...
Gaucher, Parkinson diseases both originate from mutations on same gene

Gaucher, Parkinson diseases both originate from mutations on same gene

Ricki Lewis | 
Gaucher (pronounced “go-shay”) disease affects 1 in 450 Jewish people of Ashkenazi (eastern European) descent (1 in 10 is a ...

Three gene editing techniques available for treating sickle cell disease

Ricki Lewis | 
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a perfect candidate for gene editing...Correcting the mutation behind SCD is an obvious strategy. How ...
Public dialogue necessary to counter distrust over deploying GMO mosquitoes

Public dialogue necessary to counter distrust over deploying GMO mosquitoes

Anusha Panjwani, Anthony Wilson | 
An emerging technology that could form part of strategies for controlling insect-borne pathogens is to suppress or replace insect populations ...

How one rare disease led to painting of blue people

Ricki Lewis | 
Most stories about the blue people of Kentucky include an eerie, compelling drawing of a family, with the stark faces ...

Latest gene therapy trials herald good news as drug developments escalate

Ricki Lewis | 
It’s much too soon to tell whether the gene therapy that 12-year-old Hannah Sames had last month for GAN is having ...
Science lessons in wake of New Yorker Mukherjee epigenetics article

Science lessons in wake of New Yorker Mukherjee epigenetics article

Tabitha M. Powledge | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The pother over the ...
Gene therapy may give way to new type I diabetes treatment

Gene therapy may give way to new type I diabetes treatment

Ricki Lewis | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Despite eclectic ways of ...

Chromosomal abnormality could theoretically create new human species

Ricki Lewis | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In this age of ...

Hannah’s year: Gene transfer treatment gives hope to curing rare neurodegenerative disease

Ricki Lewis | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Eleven-year-old Hannah Sames can ...
Evolution of grandparents may explain genes that protect against dementia

Evolution of grandparents may explain genes that protect against dementia

Ricki Lewis | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. “Survival of the fittest” ...

How CRISPR works, according to its discoverers

Jennifer Doudna, Emmanuelle Charpentier | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. At the American Society ...

Gene therapy, not editing, saved baby Layla

Ricki Lewis | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  I had planned to ...

Gene therapy offers hope for spinal muscular atrophy cure

Ricki Lewis | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  I began writing about ...
Precision medicine goes far beyond genetics

Precision medicine goes far beyond genetics

Ricki Lewis | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  When President Obama uttered ...

Steven Pinker’s ‘Get out of the way’ approach ignores need for bioethics in science

Tabitha M. Powledge | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Do you suppose Steven ...
Activist groups, USRTK have right to demand transparency from biotech scientists

Activist groups, USRTK have right to demand transparency from biotech scientists

Charles Seife, Paul Thacker | 
The backlash against transparency is underway and is likely to inform how we interpret the scientific literature for years to come. In the ...
Should genetic counselors dissuade termination of pregnancies with Down syndrome risk?

Should genetic counselors dissuade termination of pregnancies with Down syndrome risk?

Ricki Lewis | 
Several people have sent me a perspective piece by bioethicist Art Caplan in PLOS Biology, “Chloe’s Law: A Powerful Legislative Movement ...

What’s the brave new world of big data genomics?

Huanming Yang | 
The Human Genome Project (HGP), the first endeavor and practice of genomics in its real sense, will further demonstrate its ...

How is genetic risk for breast cancer evaluated?

Ricki Lewis | 
A letter in the current People magazine referring to Jolie’s recent announcement of the removal of her ovaries, following a double ...

How questions of racial, sexist bigotry have come to overshadow James Watson’s career

Ricki Lewis | 
I’m thrilled that Christie’s decided to auction off James Watson’s Nobel prize on a Thursday, DNA Science posting day! I’ve got some ...

Surprises abound in our inherited ‘female’ mitochondrial DNA

James B. Stewart, Nils-Göran Larsson | 
Since the unexpected discovery that mitochondria contain their own distinct DNA molecules, studies of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) have yielded ...
Restoring eyesight, human embryonic stem cell trial marks major milestone

Restoring eyesight, human embryonic stem cell trial marks major milestone

Ricki Lewis | 
Wills Eye Institute ophthalmologist Carl Regillo delicately placed 100,000 cells beneath the retina of 52-year-old Maurie Hill’s left eye. She ...

“Bubble boy” breakthrough cure shows how some viruses can save lives

Ricki Lewis | 
Beneath all the bad news about viruses this week lies a good virus: the one that underlies gene therapy for ...
Promise of CRISPR gene editing--and the challenges

Promise of CRISPR gene editing–and the challenges

Tabitha M. Powledge | 
Two papers published in the last week were signal events for agricultural genomics. First was the draft of the huge, and ...

When GMO critics use scare tactics, ask what they’re selling

Beth Skwarecki | 
Nutrition is a wonderful playground for people who want to manipulate fear. We need food to live, yet can be ...

Mitohype: Three-parent IVF

Ricki Lewis | 
If I turned in a 20,337 word article and the editor decided to replace 37 of those words, would I ...