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Explaining CRISPR gene editing to beginners is no easy task

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[MIT grad student Avery] Normandin was surrounded by an entirely different kind of laypeople. These folks — or at least ...
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Searching for ALS genes in Appalachian Mountain family trees

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With patient visits along the way, [Dr. Edward Kasarskis and Debby Taylor would] be tracing, in reverse, the path of ...
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Mixing psychiatry and neurology: This doctor treats patients other doctors have given up on

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[Neuroscientist Alice Flaherty] has been toying with the boundaries of illness itself. She likes seeing patients other doctors have given ...
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First Luxterna results: Does the $850,000 gene therapy work?

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About eight weeks earlier, [Jack Hogan had] been the first person to get an $850,000 therapy called Luxturna since it had hit the market ...
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Paying for pricey gene therapy without insurance: Amish community faces challenge

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[A]t $850,000 a person, Luxturna was more budget-busting than just about any other drug. [Company] Spark had proposed a few different ways of helping ...
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Highly anticipated Luxturna gene therapy for blindness costs $850,000

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The trouble had started over a decade ago, when the Hogans noticed something wasn’t right with their son Jack...When they ...
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White supremacists flock to genetic tests to confirm their ‘purity’—but most find they have mixed racial ancestries

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With the rise of spit-in-a-cup genetic testing, there’s a trend of white nationalists using these services to prove their racial ...
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Children of older dads at higher risk for psychiatric disorders: Is mutated sperm to blame?

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Silkworms may be key to improving blood preservation, medical testing

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Gene therapy gives new hope to curing ‘bubble boy’ disease

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. David Vetter, the famous ...

First ever artificially engineered vocal cords grown in lab

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. For vocal cords, producing ...