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Searching for your doppelgänger: Why it’s not so unusual to find a twin

The global reach of the web has allowed people to find others who look like an identical twin, yet share ...

Rethinking confidentiality: Does a child have the right to know if a parent has the Huntington’s disease gene?

Lawyers are bringing a case against a London hospital trust that could trigger major changes to the rules governing patient ...

Genome surgeons target genetic disease at the source

[Delaney Van Riper] was born with a rare genetic disease called Charcot-Marie-Tooth, or CMT, which is slowly eroding her nerve cells’ ...

Targeting rare diseases with RNA treatments

There are approximately 7,000 known rare diseases, however, less than 6% of these have a treatment. It is estimated that between 25–35 ...

Naming genetic diseases: There’s more to it than you might think

An effort is underway to streamline the way we name genetic diseases, with an emphasis on imparting useful medical information, ...
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How will we use gene editing to treat human disease?

Technology for safe effective germline editing is not ready yet, but once it is, these are some of things we ...

Gene therapy 2.0: Will CRISPR make expensive treatment accessible to all?

Gene therapy, at a million dollars a treatment, will run up a patient's medical bill quickly. Can CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing ...
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