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Gene-edited plants and animals: Our secret weapons in the battle to slow climate change?

Future Human | 
Nearly 200 nations signed on to the Paris Agreement in 2016, pledging to reduce their countries’ greenhouse gas emissions. By ...
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4,000 US babies are born with mitochondrial diseases. That could be fixed by a new form of gene editing

OneZero | 
With the first experiments to use CRISPR in people underway, the gene-editing technique is showing promising signs in a few ...
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After CRISPR human embryo experiment goes awry, some call for gene editing restrictions

OneZero | 
Biologist Kathy Niakan and her team at the Francis Crick Institute wanted to better understand the role of a particular ...
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Gene editing cures hereditary deafness in mice. Are humans next?

OneZero | 
Two to three out of every 1,000 children born in the United States have a diminished level of hearing or ...
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Gene therapy could restore color vision for people who see the world in shades of gray

OneZero | 
In a small trial in Germany, an experimental gene therapy improved the vision of nine people with total color blindness, ...
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Could CRISPR turn nutritious but unpopular vegetables into flavorful snacks?

OneZero | 
You probably know that kale is packed with antioxidants and other nutrients and that you should be eating more of ...
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A CRISPR fix for diabetes? Success using stem cells in mice offers promise for humans

OneZero | 
[Researchers] recently used the gene-editing technology CRISPR to correct stem cells from diabetic patients and turn them into fully functioning ...
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Can CRISPR gene editing give us an allergy-free cat?

OneZero | 
If you’re among the 10% of people who are allergic to cats, you can blame a protein found in cat ...
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Whole genome sequencing could be the next big thing for consumers

OneZero | 
Genome sequencing was once impossibly expensive. The Human Genome Project, an international effort to decode the human genome that launched ...
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Finding where ‘consciousness resides in the human brain’ could help us awaken comatose patients

OneZero | 
Some people may gradually come out of a coma or wake up after a few weeks.... To help these people, ...
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Collecting DNA samples from migrant detainees opens door to enhanced government surveillance

OneZero | 
[T]he United States government will begin collecting DNA samples from thousands of people detained by immigration officials, including minors, and ...
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$1 million for anti-aging gene therapy? ‘Dubious’ treatment raises ethical concerns

OneZero | 
Would you pay $1 million and fly to South America for a chance to live longer? Libella Gene Therapeutics, a ...
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It’s been a year since the CRISPR baby controversy. Why are we still without global gene-editing rules?

OneZero | 
Around this time last November, Chinese scientist He Jiankui stunned the world when he revealed the birth of the first ...
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Xeno-Skin: Genetically engineered pigs may be source of transplantable skin for humans

OneZero | 
In a pathogen-free facility in Grafton, Massachusetts, a small town about 40 miles west of Boston, genetically engineered miniature pigs ...
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Controversial ‘3-parent baby’ technique not effective for women over 36, fertility doctors warn

OneZero | 
An experimental and much-hyped reproductive procedure that mixes DNA from three people is not effective at boosting the chances of ...
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Turning DNA into a hard drive for data storage. How do you extract the data when you need it?

OneZero | 
With massive amounts of data being generated around the world every day, DNA is poised to provide an ultracompact storage ...
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Here’s a neural implant that doesn’t require open brain surgery

OneZero | 
Facebook and Neuralink’s plans to merge people with their devices will likely take several years to materialize. Wearables like what ...
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Can this new blood test can predict your death 5-10 years before it happens?

OneZero | 
Though predicting an exact day is far from likely, an experimental blood test may be able to tell an individual’s ...
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At-home diagnostic tests powered by CRISPR soon could help diagnose infectious diseases and even cancer

OneZero | 
Today when you get sick, you need to make an appointment to see your doctor. ... But in the near ...
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Can DNA-based dating apps help you find a love connection? Don’t count on it, scientists say

LeapsMag | 
With the direct-to-consumer genetic testing market booming, more and more companies are looking to capitalize on the promise of DNA-based ...
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Whole-genome sequencing now costs less than a smart phone. But how much do people want to know about their disease risks?

OneZero | 
Veritas Genetics is making a big bet that people want to know what’s in their genome.  The Boston-based company, which ...
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Making the case for lifting the US ban on 3-parent babies

STAT | 
A Greek woman with a history of multiple in vitro fertilization failures gave birth to a healthy baby with DNA ...
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US researcher: ‘3-parent’ embryos ready to implant if Congress lifts ban on controversial treatment

STAT | 
Researchers at Columbia University in New York have created embryos containing genetic material from three people and are ready to ...
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Can artificial intelligence improve IVF success rates?

Wall Street Journal | 
In theory, an AI application would be able to pick out the single best embryo to use for IVF to ...
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Expanded genetic testing of newborns could help us get the most out of new gene therapies

MIT Technology Review | 
The company behind [spinal muscular atrophy drug] AveXis, is seeing the most dramatic results in children who are treated in ...
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Viewpoint: Why you should be wary of ‘personalized’ DNA lifestyle tests

MIT Technology Review | 
A wave of new [DNA] tests claim to make all sorts of personalized lifestyle recommendations—from what skin-care products you should ...
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Beta thalassemia patients could be freed from life of blood transfusions by one-time gene therapy

MIT Technology Review | 
A one-time, experimental treatment for an inherited blood disorder has shown dramatic results in a small study. It’s a major ...
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Viewpoint: We need to know if CRISPR works in monkeys and possible off-target effects before we start human trials

MIT Technology Review | 
Sometime this year, people in the US and Europe will start getting treated for diseases using the gene-editing tool CRISPR, but ...
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