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Viewpoint: Precision medicine based on white populations could ‘reinforce existing societal and economic inequalities’

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Sequencing the human genome has shown us that we are mostly all made up of the same stuff, but it’s ...
Men, women respond differently to genes linked to depression

Men, women respond differently to genes linked to depression

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In men and women diagnosed with major depressive disorder, the same genes show the opposite changes. In other words, the ...
Can Halo's brain-zapping headsets improve athletic performance?

Can Halo’s brain-zapping headsets improve athletic performance?

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Equinox jumped at the chance to offer Halo Neuroscience’s brain-zapping, supposedly performance-enhancing headsets as part of its advanced personal training ...
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23andMe adds 120 geographic regions to make genetic ancestry results more precise

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If you’ve ever taken an ancestry DNA test, you probably already know that the results aren’t exactly precise. Sometimes you wind ...
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Consumer genetics first: 23andMe gets OK to sell limited DNA test for cancer risk

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared 23andMe to sell directly to customers a DNA test for gene mutations ...
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Big breakthrough? Man’s penis injected with stem cells at controversial clinic

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Ben Greenfield is a cult figure among fitness fanatics, a guru to the sort of nerds who devote themselves to ...
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Video: Watch DNA organization in real time

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Your body is truly amazing. Every cell inside of it is capable of organizing massive messes of DNA into chromosomes ...
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Quest to find ‘Olympic genes’ comes up short—so far

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In 2014, the former Soviet nation of Uzbekistan announced a plan that it hoped would give it a leg up ...
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Cutting through the ‘dieting din’: Your DNA won’t help you lose weight

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Many consumer DNA testing companies have pledged to cut through the dieting din with personalized advice. Different diets work for ...
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CRISPR ‘black box’ tells us what’s happening inside human cells

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To get a peek inside the cell, scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have developed a sort ...
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‘Inherently imperfect’: Why ancestry tests are often misunderstood

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It’s right there in the fine print of any consumer DNA test, if you bother to read it: DNA testing ...
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DARPA: Biohackers should ‘think deeply’ about using themselves as research guinea pigs

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[DARPA biotechnology director Justin] Sanchez was not only [at Body Hacking Con] to promote the agency’s expansive research portfolio. He ...
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‘Genetic nurture’: Parents’ genes affect how they raise their children

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A new paper [January 26] in Science suggests a fascinating new twist on this interaction between our genes and our environment. Our ...
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Targeting invasive pests with genetically tailored poison in New Zealand

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Recently, New Zealand has been at the center of a heated debate over whether it is either feasible or ethical to use ...
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‘An awful lot of spit’: Consumer DNA test market booms as consumers ‘take control of their health’

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When AncestryDNA sold some 1.5 million of its genetic testing kits over Black Friday weekend, it seemed like clear evidence that after ...
1-17-2018 biohacking

Should the FDA have a say in ‘do-it-yourself’ biohacking?

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In the past few months, the possibility of do-it-yourself genetic engineering has exited the realm of the purely hypothetical. ...
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CRISPR food coming soon: USDA decision speeds up regulatory process for gene-edited crops

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In September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture gave the green light to a version of the plant Camelina sativa, an important oilseed crop that ...
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Can a genetic test tell you how to lose weight? 23andMe is trying to find out

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23andMe is kicking off a massive study into the genetics of weight loss that the company says will involve 100,000 people crowdsourced ...
Potential CRISPR setback jolts investors, but researchers say there's no need to panic

Potential CRISPR setback jolts investors, but researchers say there’s no need to panic

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On [January 8], the world of science awoke to news that suddenly cast uncomfortable doubt on many of the past ...
Saudi Arabia requires premarital genetic screening. How is it working out?

Saudi Arabia requires premarital genetic screening. How is it working out?

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In Saudi Arabia, if you’re planning to tie the knot, there’s a step you must go through that doesn’t happen ...
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Looking back at 2017’s genetics breakthroughs

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It was a big year for the building blocks of life. Here were the most significant breakthroughs in genetics research ...
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Scientists sound alarm over DIY gene therapy, calling it ‘unsafe’

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In just the past few months we’ve seen not one, but two examples of people pursuing unregulated gene therapy. … [T]he largest organization of ...
Skin color and 'race': Genetics reveal complicated relationship

Skin color and ‘race’: Genetics reveal complicated relationship

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For much of recorded history, skin color has been loaded with powerful social meaning. Skin color plays a major part ...
Canadian researchers can't use CRISPR in human embryo research

Canadian researchers can’t use CRISPR in human embryo research

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In the United States, using genetic engineering techniques such as CRISPR to make genetic alterations that can be passed on ...
Biohackers help 'patient' inject himself with experimental HIV treatment—live on Facebook

Biohackers help ‘patient’ inject himself with experimental HIV treatment—live on Facebook

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[Tristan] Roberts is about to inject himself with an experimental gene therapy for HIV, a DIY prototype treatment designed by ...
Healthy bacon? Headlines mislead on Chinese CRISPR gene-edited low-fat pigs

Healthy bacon? Headlines mislead on Chinese CRISPR gene-edited low-fat pigs

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On October 23, Chinese scientists published a paper heralding a truly remarkable feat: Using the genome-editing technique CRISPR, they created 12 healthy ...
Why won’t pharmaceutical companies invest in male birth control?

Why won’t pharmaceutical companies invest in male birth control?

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Male birth control is the great promise that never was. We’ve been just a few years away from a male ...
Genetic testing pitfall: Major genetic company missed 50,000 cancer screenings

Genetic testing pitfall: Major genetic company missed 50,000 cancer screenings

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As fun as it is to find out where your great-great-great grandparents came from, the real promise of genetic testing ...