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Viewpoint: Why you shouldn’t clone your dog: Costs ‘go far beyond money’

Jacob Brogan | 
If you spend enough time reading about pet cloning, you’ll see that adjective come up over and over again: beloved ...
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Herpes is rampant but there’s no vaccine in sight. Is it next on the gene editing cure list?

Becky Little | 
The fact is, almost everyone has herpes. Just so we’re defining our terms, genital herpes refers to the incredibly common ...
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Tracing human evolution through the foods we eat

Brian Handwerk | 
You aren’t what you eat, exactly. But over many generations, what we eat does shape our evolutionary path. “Diet,” says ...
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‘Jean editing’: Genetically engineered bacteria could reduce denim’s environmental impact

Emily Matchar | 
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are trying to make the process of making blue jeans greener, by engineering ...
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Should you test your baby for genetic disease risks at birth?

Sarah Richards | 
Before Cheryl Connolly gave birth to her first child, Loudon, she ran through the checklist of all the things expecting ...
Your DNA may have been altered by childhood stress and traumas

Your DNA may have been altered by childhood stress and traumas

Lorena Lara | 
[W]e’re finding out that our DNA isn’t always set in stone. Now, a team of researchers from Northwestern University led ...
Genetically engineered coral might bring bleached coral reefs back to life

Genetically engineered coral might bring bleached coral reefs back to life

Kyle Frischkorn | 
A coral reef takes thousands of years to build, yet can vanish in an instant. The culprit is usually coral ...
'Abortion pill': How it works

‘Abortion pill’: How it works

Becky Little | 
While abortion is still legal, many states have since passed laws that restrict access to abortion to varying degrees...Now some ...
Evidence of ancient cancer case found in fossil on storage shelf in Panama City

Evidence of ancient cancer case found in fossil on storage shelf in Panama City

Jackson Landers | 
[O]ne day Nicole Smith-Guzmán, a bioarchaeologist and a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) opened the box and ...
From kale to cows: Modern supermarket full of foods genetically modified by humans

From kale to cows: Modern supermarket full of foods genetically modified by humans

David Newland | 
Here are just a few of the modern supermarket offerings that we have been genetically modifying for centuries: Cow and ...
Smartphone app diagnoses genetic diseases with a snapshot

Smartphone app diagnoses genetic diseases with a snapshot

Nathan Hurst | 
[When Omar Abdul-Rahman, a clinical geneticist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, had to provide a diagnosis for a young ...
'Living bandage' may revolutionize repair of difficult knee injuries

‘Living bandage’ may revolutionize repair of difficult knee injuries

Maya Wei-Haas | 
Anthony Hollander, the head of the Institute of Integrative Biology at the University of Liverpool...and his team have finally completed ...

How gene-swapping microbes helped humans evolve

Ed Yong | 
Bacteria have been carrying out these horizontal gene transfers, or HGT for short, for billions of years. But it wasn’t ...
What can skin color tell us about ancestry?

What can skin color tell us about ancestry?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The DNA of all ...
Lumosity app's 'brain-training' games under attack for false advertising

Lumosity app’s ‘brain-training’ games under attack for false advertising

Marissa Fessenden | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. What if a few ...

Hungry? That might be the microbes talking

Brian Handwerk | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Hear that little voice ...
MRI of mother and child captures biggest questions in neuroscience

MRI of mother and child captures biggest questions in neuroscience

Rebecca Saxe | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A mother and her ...

Ancient tooth’s DNA adds Denisovians to human family tree

Danny Lewis | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. DNA extracted from a ...
DNA replica of Van Gogh's ear now on display in New York

DNA replica of Van Gogh’s ear now on display in New York

Erin Blakemore | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Vincent van Gogh's ear is ...

Organic and conventional farmer walk into a bar…

Carrie Arnold | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. People are becoming less ...
Catch the kids: Argentinian grandmothers use DNA to track down stolen children

Catch the kids: Argentinian grandmothers use DNA to track down stolen children

Erin Blakemore | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  It’s been over 30 ...

Sex chromosomes get messy when they swap DNA

Viviane Callier | 
Variety is the spice of life—especially when it comes to genetics. Our species needs DNA to intermingle to create genetic ...

Wheat genes could help revive American chestnut

Marissa Fessenden | 
Blight has made the American chestnut, once "the dominant tree in the canopy," a rare sight in the forests of the East ...

Litterbugs, beware: DNA tests used to shame public offenders

Emily Matchar | 
Toss a soda can on the street in Hong Kong, and you could find a DNA-generated picture of your face ...

Can color-changing flowers help change minds of GMO skeptics?

Megan Gambino | 
Nikolai Braun and Keira Havens, the two entrepreneurial scientists behind the Fort Collins, Colorado-based company Revolution Bioengineering, are in pursuit of ...

Modern foods genetically modified for centuries

David Newland | 
For the health-conscious, the prevailing wisdom is that natural food is the best food. But no matter what studies of ...

Speciation may be possible without geographic division

Max Kutner | 
German researcher Christian Rabeling was digging up ant colonies on a college campus in Brazil when he found something unexpected—certain ...
Tallying the supercentenarians

Tallying the supercentenarians

Rachel Nuwer | 
The recent death of 111 year old Alexander Imich highlighted the difficulties in keeping track of the world's oldest people, ...