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CRISPR moves from the lab to human trials, targeting blindness, beta thalassemia and sickle cell anemia

Alice Park | 
It’s only been seven years since scientists first learned how to precisely and reliably splice the human genome using a ...
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Viewpoint: 54 years later, DNA testing revealed my secret biological father

Dani Shapiro | 
One evening in the winter of 2016, my husband mentioned that he was sending away for one of those commercial ...

Using DNA to reunite immigrant families shows why genetic screening ‘should be widely embraced’

Sarah Richards | 
As the U.S. government struggles to make good on its promise to reunite all 3,000 children and parents who were separated ...
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Antidepressant matchmaker? Genetic test could help identify correct drugs faster

Alice Park | 
Depression is a complicated condition, and so are the people it affects. It’s often difficult — and can take months ...

Genetics may help us choose our friends

Jamie Ducharme | 
You may have more in common with your friends than you think, according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National ...

5 things you should know before buying a consumer DNA test kit

Alice Park | 
Genetic testing kits you can do at home seem to be on many holiday wish lists this year; one even landed ...
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What causes autism? It’s mostly genetic, study says

Alice Park | 
For a condition as complex as autism, it’s almost certain that both genes and environment play an important role. But teasing apart ...

Genetic tests help in diagnosing babies with unknown ailments

Alice Park | 
Within hours of entering the world, little Sebastiana Manuel's entire body froze in a rigid spasm. Her neck twisted, her ...
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If gene editing had been approved, my brother would never have been born

Joel Reynolds | 
[Editor's note: Joel Reynolds is a postdoctoral fellow in bioethics at the Hastings Center..] For the first time in the ...

NYU ethicists: ‘Biologically’ modified mosquitoes should be deployed to fight Zika

Arthur Caplan, Kelly Folkers | 
[Arthur Caplan and Kelly Folkers are ethicists at New York University.] Zika is here to stay as a highly dangerous warm-weather pest ...
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Tea may lower blood pressure, reduce risk of heart attacks by altering gene activity

Amanda MacMillan | 
Tea has been linked to numerous health benefits, from a reduced risk of heart attacks and high blood pressure to ...
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Annoyed by loud chewing? It may be all in your brain

Kate Samuelson | 
Misophonia, a disorder which means sufferers have a hatred of sounds such as eating, chewing, loud breathing or even repeated ...
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Could CRISPR, gene editing radically affect human evolution?

Jim Kozubek | 
CRISPR-Cas9, the new gene modification tool, which has been heralded as a means for inserting ourselves into evolution, is itself ...
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Time on GMOs: Current crops not equal to task of feeding transforming world

Hope Jahren | 
It is the transformative potential of [genetic engineering and gene editing] to quickly supply the next-­generation crops required for impend­ing climate ...

Can the hallucinogenic drug LSD make you more creative?

While studies into LSD still face stigmas, in the past several years, scientists have found potential small-scale, fascinating effects on ...

Can body odor caused by genes predict compatibility in romance?

Mandy Oaklander | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Smell Dating is the ...

Healthy and elderly? Genes for cognitive function matter more than those for longevity

Alice Park | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Most studies about disease ...

Is world ready for gene editing in human embryos?

J. Craig Venter | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Discussions on human genome ...

Genes predisposing childhood cancer identified, point to future treatments

Alice Park | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. As a doctor who ...

Bacon substitute made from seaweed next superfood?

Helen Regan | 
The world's most perfect food may have just arrived. Researchers from Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center say they’ve ...

How oxytocin, the ‘breastfeeding hormone,’ makes social interactions possible

Paul J. Zak | 
Oxytocin, this molecule that’s classically associated with child birth and breastfeeding, is released in all kinds of settings in which ...

French court grants legal recognition of surrogate children born abroad

Philippe Sotto | 
France’s highest court has granted legal recognition to surrogate children, in a major turnaround that will make their daily lives ...

DNA forensics could help fight illegal elephant poaching

Justin Worland | 
Every year criminals around the world trade billions of dollars in products derived from wildlife. The elephant trade in particular ...

Some epigenetic changes in DNA are heritable, and research is beginning to explain how

Alice Park | 
In recent decades scientists have learned that DNA alone is not destiny, and they’ve been focusing on another layer of ...

Study claims organic farmers earn more than non-organic counterparts

Justin Worland | 
Growing organic food can be significantly more profitable than traditional farming, netting organic farmers 22 percent to 35 percent more than their conventional counterparts, ...

Shoppers question validity of organic labels

Katy Steinmetz | 
Organic products are all over grocery store shelves and menus, but consumers don’t have much faith in the “o” word, ...

Celiac disease linked to nerve damage, but doctors still not sure why

Mandy Oaklander | 
Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes intestinal damage when a person eats gluten, is still something of a medical mystery ...

First baby born through promising new IVF technique using stem cells

Alice Park | 
Doctors in Canada have begun a new chapter in medical history, delivering the first in a wave of babies through ...