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Controversial ‘3-parent baby’ technique not effective for women over 36, fertility doctors warn

One Zero | 
An experimental and much-hyped reproductive procedure that mixes DNA from three people is not effective at boosting the chances of ...

Turning DNA into a hard drive for data storage. How do you extract the data when you need it?

One Zero | 
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

One Zero | 
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?

One Zero | 
Though predicting an exact day is far from likely, an experimental blood test may be able to tell an individual’s ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...