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Viewpoint: Gene drive technology could eliminate malaria. But we must get it right, first

Henry Greely | 
People don’t give people malaria: The 460 species of mosquitoes in the genus Anopheles do, and researchers are taking aim at them ...
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Genes or environment? Twins study offers ‘unsatisfying answer’ when it comes to disease

Carolyn Johnson | 
It’s the next chapter in the nature-nurture debate: To keep people healthy, is it better to focus on people’s Zip ...
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CRISPR crops poised to revolutionize our diets by increasing fiber, vitamins and ‘good oils’

Many of today’s most prevalent health issues .... trace back to .... the food we eat. The leading cause of death ...
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Animal gene editing could ‘transform’ our food supply, but will ‘questionable regulations’ block innovation?

Carolyn Johnson | 
As scientists in labs across the world create virus-resistant pigs, heat-tolerant cattle and fatter, more muscular lambs, a big question looms: Will regulation, safety ...
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Can gene therapy offer a cure for sickle-cell disease?

Carolyn Johnson | 
[I]n November, six months after [21-year-old Manny] Johnson became the first patient to receive an experimental therapy aimed at curing ...
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Boost for precision medicine? FDA approves drug targeting different cancers with shared mutation

Laurie McGinley | 
The Food and Drug Administration on [November 26] approved a drug for a wide range of cancers based on a ...
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Lab-grown fish? How biotechnology might save the endangered bluefin tuna

Tim Carman | 
For several years, biotech companies have been promising “clean” meat, “cell-based” meat, “cultured” meat — whatever you want to call ...
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Viewpoint: Why ancestry tests shouldn’t be ‘read as a certainty’

Debra Bruno | 
Yes, I’m the kind of person who would take a DNA test with Ancestry and then, curious about whether I’d ...
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Ancient spearheads raise new questions about North America’s first inhabitants

Sarah Kaplan | 
[A]rchaeologists have uncovered evidence of a human settlement stretching back as far as 15,500 years: hammer stones and broken knives, ...
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Calls for a halt to heart stem cell trial based on controversial research

Carolyn Johnson | 
Days after Harvard Medical School said it found extensive falsified or fabricated data from the laboratory of a prominent heart researcher, ...
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‘Hugely influential’ papers on cardiac stem cells declared ‘fraudulent’ by Harvard

Carolyn Johnson | 
An internal investigation by Harvard Medical School has determined that 31 scientific publications from the laboratory of a high-profile cardiologist ...
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Pentagon DARPA program targeting crop losses could turn insects into ‘easily weaponized’ biological army, critics claim

Joel Achenbach | 
The Pentagon is studying whether insects can be enlisted to combat crop loss during agricultural emergencies. The bugs would carry ...
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Can’t remember what happened last night? How alcohol creates blackouts

Carolyn Johnson, Joel Achenbach | 
The allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh have a common element of binge drinking, and highlight the ...
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Pioneering cancer immunotherapy researchers awarded Nobel Prize in medicine

Laurie McGinley, Lenny Bernstein | 
The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was awarded Monday [Oct. 1, 2018] to cancer researchers James P. Allison and ...
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Fighting the next pandemic with injection-free ‘vaccine patches’

Carolyn Johnson | 
When the next dead­ly pan­dem­ic flu hits, the first chal­lenge will be to de­vel­op a vac­cine. But loom­ing behind that ob­sta­cle is ...
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Human eggs from blood cells? New technique could ‘transform reproduction’

Carolyn Johnson | 
Scientists in Japan made progress recently in the quest to combat infertility, creating the precursor to a human egg cell in a ...
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1 in 10 children diagnosed with ADHD: Why so many?

Rachel Buth | 
The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyper­activity disorder (ADHD) has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the past 20 ...
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Are some people just ‘jerks’? New study identifies four major personality types

Ben Guarino | 
Personality type tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they’ll tell you the results are little better ...
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Success of alternative meat sparks regulatory battle over ‘future of American food’

Jan Dutkiewicz | 
On Aug. 28, a law went into effect in Missouri that makes it a crime to use the term “meat” to describe ...
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Why some researchers have urged caution with CRISPR gene editing

Jianhua Luo | 
Despite all the excitement surrounding CRISPR editing, researchers have urged caution about moving too fast. Two recent studies have raised ...
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Social science ‘reproducibility crisis’: Only 13 of 21 prestigious studies replicable

Joel Achenbach | 
The “reproducibility crisis” in [social] science is erupting again. A research project attempted to replicate 21 social science experiments published between 2010 and ...
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Cooperation in a time of chaos: Ancient Kenyan burial ground shows evidence of ‘social unity’

Sarah Kaplan | 
For millions of years, the Turkana Basin in northern Kenya has been a cradle of humanity. … Around 5,000 years ago, the ...
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Robot peer pressure and why we may need to fear ‘artificial stupidity’

Carolyn Johnson | 
When the robot revolution arrives, we all know the plot: Smarter machines will supersede human intelligence and outwit us, enslave ...
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‘Very reassuring’: Vaccinating pregnant women does not increase risk of autism in children

Lindsey Bever | 
New research has shown that a common childhood vaccination given to pregnant women does not put their children at any increased ...
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Tamed foxes could help unravel complex genetics behind social behavior

Carolyn Johnson | 
[D]omestication, based purely on behavioral traits, can result in other changes — like curlier tails and changes to fur color ...
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Reasons to be wary of the ‘untamed wilderness’ of dog DNA tests

Kim Kavin | 
The claims that dog DNA-testing companies make can seem all but definitive: One quick cheek swab can not only tell ...
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Fighting cancer with help from the body’s internal clock

Elie Dolgin | 
Chi Van Dang generally declines to discuss the science that made him famous. ... Instead of doing so, Dang [a ...
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Elephants rarely get cancer. Can humans borrow their genetic strategies?

David Kohn | 
Elephants have 100 times as many cells as humans. But they seldom get cancer. This is surprising, because cancer is ...