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At-home diagnostic tests powered by CRISPR soon could help diagnose infectious diseases and even cancer

One Zero | 
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?

One Zero | 
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

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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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Building an Alzheimer’s early warning system through artificial intelligence

MIT Technology Review | 
[A flat white box attached to the wall] knows when [David Graham] gets out of bed, gets dressed, walks to ...
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Saving critically ill babies through lightning-fast genome sequencing

MIT Technology Review | 
Usually it takes weeks for scientists to sequence an entire genome. But [neurologist Jennifer] Friedman and her colleagues at Rady [Children’s ...
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Huntington’s patients find new hope in ‘gene-silencing’ drug

MIT Technology Review | 
Huntington’s is a genetic disorder that causes nerve cells in the brain to gradually break down, leading to irreversible brain ...
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8 common cancers could be detected early with $500 blood test

MIT Technology Review | 
A simple-to-take test that tells if you have a tumor lurking, and even where it is in your body, is ...
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CRISPR first in US: Human cancer patients to be treated with gene-editing tool

MIT Technology Review | 
The first human test in the U.S. involving the gene-editing tool CRISPR could begin at any time and will employ ...
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Rural-urban divide: Groundbreaking gene therapies could exacerbate inequality in cancer care

MIT Technology Review | 
Two new cancer treatments have shown miraculous cures, but if you happen to live in Arkansas or Montana, or a ...
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Why 2018 might not be a banner year for CRISPR gene editing in humans

MIT Technology Review | 
Ever since scientists first used CRISPR-Cas9 to edit living human cells in 2013, they’ve been saying that the possibilities for ...
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Why life-saving gene therapy isn’t available yet to children who need it most

MIT Technology Review | 
[The first patient to permanently edit his DNA,] Brian Madeux, 44, of Arizona, is part of a clinical trial testing ...
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How gene therapy could help fight methamphetamine addiction

MIT Technology Review | 
Gene therapy, which modifies a person’s DNA, has long been thought of as a way to treat genetic diseases—and, more recently, ...
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Talking Biotech: Pet dogs with genetic diseases testing ground for gene therapy

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Journalist Emily Mullin: Gene therapies becoming more promising but restricted in humans because of safety concerns, prompting some researchers to ...
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Inserting CRISPR machinery into human cells to fight Huntington’s and Lou Gehrig’s

MIT Technology Review | 
The gene-editing tool CRISPR is based on a natural defense system embedded in bacterial cells that recognizes and destroys invading ...
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Edible ‘CRISPR pill’ could make harmful bacteria self-destruct

MIT Technology Review | 
As resistance to antibiotics grows in the U.S., researchers are looking for new ways to fight germs like Clostridium difficile, a ...
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$500K gene therapy treatment? Some see a bargain

MIT Technology Review | 
The idea behind gene therapy is that genetic material is used as a “living drug” to treat disease. Scientists have been ...
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5 companies leading the personal genomics revolution

MIT Technology Review | 
As gene sequencing technology gets faster and cheaper, companies are finding more ways to commercialize DNA, from offering disease-specific genetic ...
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What’s next in consumer genetics? Helix’s ‘app store for your genome’

MIT Technology Review | 
A Silicon Valley startup called Helix is betting on the notion that not only do people want to learn more ...
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Darwin Life: ‘Three-parent babies’ as a cure for age-related infertility

MIT Technology Review | 
John Zhang, a U.S. fertility doctor has started a company [called Darwin Life] with a provocative vision for older women: become ...
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Physicians missing cancer diagnoses by not ordering gene tests

MIT Technology Review | 
A small company called Loxo Oncology thinks it can treat every cancer patient that harbors a specific, unusual, genetic mutation...The ...
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Keytruda drug treats cancer based on tumor’s genetics rather than its location

MIT Technology Review | 
In a first for precision medicine, a cancer drug has won regulatory approval based on the genetic characteristic of tumors, ...