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‘Genome cloaking’ and the quest to keep DNA test results private

Stanford University researchers have developed a tool to keep individual genetic information private, reducing the risk of discrimination by employers ...
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Could a Planet of the (Talking) Apes ever really evolve?

War for the Planet of the Apes is the latest entry in the 50-year old franchise. A scientist asks: do ...
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Could gene editing have saved Charlie Gard?

The British infant died of a mitochondrial disease as news broke that US scientists had successfully edited a human embryo ...
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Bladder control: Is there a genetic treatment for urinary incontinence?

Treatment options for urinary incontinence may be revealed through a genome-wide association study searching for genes that may contribute to ...
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Have patients been forgotten in the quest to build private BRCA variant databases?

Databases on life-threatening genetic mutations -- including the BRCA variants linked to breast cancer -- are maintained by corporations for ...
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‘Rape gene’? Law and Order SVU episode muddies genetic literacy waters

A popular television show delivers a questionable message on genetic determinism and the the issue of why some men resort ...
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Diabetes: Origins and treatments undergoing revolutionary rethink?

New research suggests that type 1 diabetes might not be directly autoimmune in origin, and that tracking blood glucose might not ...
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Privacy perils: Impact of legislation that would strip genetic secrecy protections in US

Employers could force workers to divulge private genetic information under Republican-sponsored legislation making its way through Congress. It could have ...
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Casting a wider net: Expanded carrier screening recommended for cystic fibrosis, other genetic diseases

All prospective parents should have carrier screening for a range of genetic disorders, according to new recommendations by the American ...
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Quest for a cure: Gene therapy offers hope for children with rare form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

A couple strives to help their daughter, who was born with a rare form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth, a muscle-wasting disease that ...
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Weird world of DNA: What’s the best way to help patients with genetic diseases that are not inherited?

The stories of two children, Millie and Hannah, highlight ways that genetic disease can seem to veer from the predictions ...
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