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Cases of COVID-19 reinfection reported. Does that shatter immunity hopes?

Hillary Leung | 
Troubling headlines have been cropping up across Asia: Some patients in China, Japan and South Korea who were diagnosed with ...
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Online DNA tests: How can we sort the rubbish from the real science?

Libby Copeland | 
The landscape of the consumer genomics market now would have been barely recognizable a decade ago. One study by scholar ...
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Zimbabwe lifts GMO corn import ban to avert famine amid worst drought in 40 years

Ray Ndlovu | 
Zimbabwe has quietly lifted a ban on imports of genetically modified corn for the first time in 12 years as ...
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Vertical farms, lab-grown meat: The sustainable future of food, or ‘wishful thinking’?

Alana Semuels | 
Farmers have grown food in roughly the same way for thousands of years .... Now, entrepreneurs say they have a ...
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People with more active brains have shorter lifespans, study suggests

Jamie Ducharme | 
There are many factors that influence how long somebody lives. Some, like their genes, are out of their control. Others, ...
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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 ...