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How a combination of rare mutations created devastating heart problems for this family

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Heritable diseases — say Huntington’s, sickle cell anemia, or cystic fibrosis — are typically thought of as the result of ...
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Making a case against ‘aggressive’ restrictions on opioid prescriptions

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[Stefan] Kertesz, a primary care physician who also specializes in addiction medicine, had not spent his career investigating long-term opioid ...
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Congress renews ban on editing human embryos, despite calls from scientists touting research benefits

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A House committee on Tuesday [June 4] restored to pending legislation a ban on altering the genomes of human embryos ...
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Can we rejuvenate brain function by disabling this protein? It worked with older mice.

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Scientists have shown that delivering blood from an old mouse into a young mouse or vice versa prompts a sort ...
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Patients react after failure of promising Alzheimer drug trial: ‘Like the rug was pulled out from under us’

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When Biogen and its partner Eisai announced that they were stopping two phase 3 trials of the Alzheimer’s treatment aducanumab because the ...
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Is it OK to take sperm from the dead?

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[A] New York judge earlier this month ordered a medical center to save the sperm of Peter Zhu, a 21-year-old cadet ...
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Shortcomings of new cystic fibrosis treatments illustrate the complexity of some genetic diseases

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Josh Hillman, a 23-year-old Harvard Law student from Alabama, has cystic fibrosis, the progressive genetic disease that causes frequent lung ...
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Using machine learning to hunt for the origins of new viruses

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When a new virus crops up in people, health authorities face an urgent question: Where did it come from? Thousands of viruses ...
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Cancer advocacy: How one man and his family have coped with glioblastoma

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[Adam and Whitney Hayden] waited to find out if today was the day they would learn that the cancer had ...
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First marijuana-based drug gets nod from FDA for 2 forms of epilepsy

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The Food and Drug Administration on Monday [June 25] approved the country’s first drug derived from marijuana, a medication that ...
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Autism test that appears to work for monkeys may open research doors for humans

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Researchers have been left empty-handed so far in their quest to uncover some measurable biological signal that could be used ...
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This may explain why women are more likely to develop lupus

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Every year, 16,000 cases of lupus are reported in the United States — 9 out of 10 of them in women. Scientists ...
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Report: Price for blindness gene therapy Luxturna is ‘four times too high’ at $850,000

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The $850,000 list price for a new medicine that treats a genetic form of childhood blindness is about four times too high ...
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CRISPR setback? Our immune system may attack the treatment used with the popular gene editor

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A new paper points to a previously unknown hurdle for scientists racing to develop therapies using the revolutionary genome-editing tool ...
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IVF ethics: What if your only viable embryo has a genetic disease?

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[A]n emerging ethical morass in the field of reproductive medicine: what to do when patients seeking to get pregnant select ...
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Smarter children tend to live longer: Is there a genetic connection?

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Across a sweeping range of causes of death — from injuries to dementia to heart disease — being smarter as ...
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Tom Brady, ‘super human’? How genetics may contribute to his success

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[NFL quarterback Tom Brady's] age-39 season was statistically among the best of his 17-year career with the New England Patriots...What’s ...
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Who needs a dentist? Our teeth could repair themselves through stem cell stimulation

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The stem cells in our teeth can be energized to fill in chips, cracks, and cavities, researchers say, and the ...
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Field trial of Zika-fighting, GMO mosquito approved in Florida Keys, but new location to be selected

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A proposal to release genetically engineered mosquitoes for the first time in the United States cleared an important threshold Saturday, with ...
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Could outreach by scientists to religious communities relieve tensions over human genome editing?

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Is the human genome sacred? Does editing it violate the idea that we’re made in God’s image or, perhaps worse, ...
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Loosening regulations on stem cell therapies could hurt and help patients

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. On both coasts, campaigns ...

Boston hospitals test stem-cell-based therapies for the first time

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In a step that ...
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CRISPR may revolutionize disease diagnostics

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. For what scientists say ...
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Late bloomer? Genes can predict when you lost your virginity, new study finds

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. As many a pining ...

DNA from cancer patients could help treat future cases

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Cancer patients’ DNA holds ...