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Protein tangles may help predict where and how Alzheimer’s will strike the brain

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Tangles of a protein found inside the brain cells of people with Alzheimer’s disease can be used to predict future ...
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Inaccuracies in consumer genetic tests for BRCA mutations prompt call for crackdown from UK doctors

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Senior doctors have called for a crackdown on consumer genetic tests, following an influx of patients who have been wrongly ...
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Are men angrier than women? Or do they just show it more?

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Science is beginning to provide new explanations about the ways that personality, age, gender and life experiences shape the way ...
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3-parent baby sparks backlash after doctors use experimental procedure as a fertility treatment

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A baby with DNA from three people has been born in Greece following a controversial fertility treatment. The baby boy, weighing 2.9kg ...
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Can genetic tests predict our cancer risk?

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The [UK] health secretary, Matt Hancock, [recently] shared his shock at discovering that he is at greater than average risk for ...
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‘Overblown’ fear of biotech crops hinders scientific progress, Nobel laureates warn

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Winners of this year’s Nobel prize for chemistry say overblown fears about genetically modified foods risk preventing society benefiting from ...
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Gender bias: Are we overlooking autism in women and girls?

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Hundreds of thousands of girls and women with autism are going undiagnosed due to it being viewed as a “male ...

Challenging the story of our origin: Human traits had ‘patchwork emergence’ across Africa

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The origins of our species have long been traced to east Africa, where the world’s oldest undisputed Homo sapiens fossils were discovered ...

Neanderthal ‘mini brains’ created from ancient DNA could illuminate human brain biology

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Scientists are preparing to create “miniature brains” that have been genetically engineered to contain Neanderthal DNA, in an unprecedented attempt ...
Gene editing could all but end world's most serious livestock diseases

Gene editing could all but end world’s most serious livestock diseases

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Farming is poised for a gene editing revolution that could overcome some of the world’s most serious livestock diseases, the ...

CRISPR 2.0: Targeting incurable diseases by ‘turning up volume’ on good genes

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Incurable diseases such as diabetes and muscular dystrophy could be treated in future using a new form of genetic engineering ...
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Age of Alzheimer’s onset accurately predicted by test of 31 genetic markers, study finds

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Scientists have developed a new genetic test for Alzheimer’s risk that can be used to predict the age at which ...
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Chickens genetically engineered to act as surrogates could protect vulnerable breeds from avian flu

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In a radical plan to preserve rare varieties [of chicken breeds] such as the Nankin, Scots Dumpy and Sicilian Buttercup, scientists ...
Woolly mammoth 2.0 could be walking the Earth within 10 years

Woolly mammoth 2.0 could be walking the Earth within 10 years

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The woolly mammoth vanished from the Earth 4,000 years ago, but now scientists say they are on the brink of ...
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Can CRISPR gene editing restore sight?

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Blind animals have had their vision partially restored using a revolutionary DNA editing technique that scientists say could in future ...

Do your genes determine your academic strengths?

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. You may feel you ...

Academic performance across subjects may be influenced by same set of genes

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You may feel you are just not a maths person, or that you have a special gift for languages, but ...
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Swine fever-resistant pigs produced through new gene-editing technique

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On an isolated farm outside Edinburgh, pigs grunt eagerly as their food arrives. The barn has a typical farmyard whiff, ...

New Alzheimer’s research illuminates origins of disease

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The hope that Alzheimer’s will one day be curable has in recent years faded to a flicker as successive clinical ...

Committing sex crimes may be influenced largely by genetics

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Brothers of men convicted of sexual offences are five times more likely than average to commit the same types of ...

Genetic Adam and Eve may have lived around same time, study shows

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Humans are evolving more rapidly than previously thought, according to the largest ever genetics study of a single population. Scientists ...
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Deposed EU scientific advisor Anne Glover says Greenpeace lied to oust her

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The former chief scientific adviser to the European commission has accused environmental groups of “manufacturing” claims that they knew to ...
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