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Lemon-sized baby skull of likely common ancestor of humans and apes found in Africa

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Research has revealed that the common ancestor that we share with chimpanzees (our closest primate cousins) lived in Africa 6 to 7 million years ...
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Fermi’s haunting question about alien life: Does lack of contact signal doom for humanity?

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We live in a galaxy with between 100 billion and 400 billion stars, each potentially surrounded by planets...[N]ew NASA research indicates there ...
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“Intelligent” DNA helps repair cell damage and prevent tumors

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It's only thanks to a mechanism in our cells that can recognize when something has gone wrong that we aren't ...

Key to defeating aging may lie in those with Laron syndrome

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In [Lojo] a number of people — about 100 — with a special trait: They seem to be protected from ...
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Gene editing may eventually bring superhuman athletes

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At the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, some of the fastest and strongest people in the world showed us what ...

How secure is privacy in DNA databases?

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Full genome sequencing can reveal secrets in your genes, but do you want to know?

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Genetics has advanced to ...

How the accidental discovery of CRISPR led to most powerful gene editing tool yet

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When Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier discovered the most powerful DNA editing technology we know of, CRISPR-Cas9 — something MIT Technology ...

Livestock, pets increasingly bred with modified genes

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Genetically modified crops are so widespread it's hard to imagine civilization without them. Genetically modified animals are also more common ...

Should genetic testing be more widely used in medicine than it already is?

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As the price of genetic testing continues to fall and the value of the information we're getting from those tests ...

Could CRISPR’s simplicity make it difficult to regulate human embryonic gene editing?

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A group of researchers shocked the world in April when they revealed that they had used a revolutionary gene editing ...