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‘Editing Humanity’: Kevin Davies’ new book on CRISPR, the ‘miracle of our age’

New York Times | 
“The Crispr story has arrived for the grand telling as a miracle of our age,” the [MIT Technology Review announced ...
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COVID vaccines for children need to be vetted more carefully and may not be ready for a full year

New York Times | 
Thanks to the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed and other programs, a number of Covid-19 vaccines for adults are already in advanced ...
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What if the first COVID vaccines are rushed, not guaranteed to be safe, and limited in effectiveness?

New York Times | 
[A] surprising number of research groups are placing bets on some [COVID-19 vaccines] that have not yet been given to ...
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Who are COVID-19 ‘super spreaders’ and how do they transmit the virus so widely

New York Times | 
Growing evidence shows most infected people aren’t spreading the virus. But whether you become a superspreader probably depends more on ...
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Intriguing links between blood types and COVID-19 outcomes

New York Times | 
Why do some people infected with the coronavirus suffer only mild symptoms, while others become deathly ill? Geneticists have been ...
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New York’s coronavirus outbreak traced to travelers who arrived from Europe in February before travel ban was imposed

New York Times | 
New research indicates that the coronavirus began to circulate in the New York area by mid-February, weeks before the first ...

What is it about the coronavirus genome that makes it so dangerous?

New York Times | 
In January, scientists deciphered a piece of very bad news: the genome of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. The ...
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Bizarre deep sea microbe could help explain origins of ‘animals, plants, fungi and humans’

New York Times | 
Two billion years ago, simple cells gave rise to far more complex cells. Biologists have struggled for decades to learn ...
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Scientists reconstruct yet-to-be-found skull of humans’ last common ancestor entirely through computer imaging

New York Times | 
[R]esearchers like Dr. [Aurélien] Mounier are using computers and mathematical techniques to reconstruct the appearance of fossils they have yet ...
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Podcast: Why did we survive, when the Denisovans and Neanderthals did not?

Sapiens | 
The Denisovans have long been one of the most elusive ancient human cousins, until now. In May 2019, scientists revealed ...

7 things we get wrong about heredity

Skeptical Inquirer | 
Many people have misconceptions about heredity—how we are connected to our ancestors and how our inheritance from them shapes us ...
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Crime scene investigators couldn’t tell identical twins’ DNA apart. Until now

New York Times | 
One night in November 1999, a 26-year-old woman was raped in a parking lot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Police officers ...
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Genetically modified humans? Here’s why they already exist

New York Times | 
It felt as if humanity had crossed an important line: In China, a scientist named He Jiankui announced on Monday ...
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‘Living medicine’: Reengineering bacteria to tackle genetic diseases

New York Times | 
In a study carried out over the summer, a group of volunteers drank a white, peppermint-ish concoction laced with billions ...

Can you inherit a laugh? Book explores this and other genetics questions

National Geographic | 
Why are people today often taller than their ancestors? If you have blue eyes or red hair, does that mean your children will ...
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Viewpoint: Genetic intelligence tests are ‘worse than just wrong’

Atlantic | 
On a recent visit to [genetic data website] DNA.Land, I scanned down the list of traits they offered to tell ...

Why can your DNA vary from cell to cell? Mosaicism is a ‘hidden mix of mutations’

New York Times | 
James Priest couldn’t make sense of it. He was examining the DNA of a desperately ill baby, searching for a ...
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‘Natural traveler’? Humans may not be responsible for sweet potato’s migration from South America to Pacific

New York Times | 
Of all the plants that humanity has turned into crops, none is more puzzling than the sweet potato. Indigenous people ...
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Unexplained ailments? Genetic mutations may be responsible

New York Times | 
Gregor Mendel discovered fundamental rules of genetics by raising pea plants. He realized that hidden factors — we now know ...