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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Viewpoint: Many consumer DNA tests rely on pseudoscience, ‘useless’ data

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In the past decade, DNA sequencing has gotten really, really cheap, paving the way for an onslaught of direct-to-consumer genetic testing ...
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Healthcare inequality and genetic screening: Will the poor be left behind?

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Today in America, if you are poor, you are also more likely to suffer from poor health... Imagine now, that ...
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Do your kids have ‘soccer genes’? The pseudoscience of many genetic tests

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[A] growing number of scientists [are] pushing back against wild claims in the consumer genetics market, which is flush with tests promising ...
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In-vitro screwup: What happens when your baby has someone else’s DNA?

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It’s a nightmare scenario straight out of a primetime drama: a child-seeking couple visits a fertility clinic to try their ...
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New Zealand mulls using gene drive to eliminate country’s largest ecological threat: Weasel-like stoat

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The stoat—a small, adorable, weasel-like mammal—is the one of the largest ecological threats in New Zealand. It’s a fierce invader ...
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‘Three-parent babies’ may be born soon at first licensed UK fertility clinic

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A fertility clinic in Newcastle was just granted permission to start performing what’s known as the ‘three-parent baby’ technique, a ...
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No egg? No sperm? No problem. First artificial embryo made from stem cells

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Using stem cells in grown-on 3D scaffolding in a laboratory petri dish, scientists have for the first time created an ...
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‘Superbugs’ could be killed with ‘genetic chainsaw’ version of gene editor CRISPR

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When folks talk about the gene-editing tool CRISPR, they’re usually talking about CRISPR-Cas9, a combination of DNA and enzymes that ...
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Who should own revolutionary gene editor CRISPR? Scientists or the public?

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In a one sentence ruling, an appeals board granted the rights to the powerful gene editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 to the ...
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‘Netflix for genetics’: Will DNA-based lifestyle guides become the latest health craze?

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DNA Lifestyle Coach isn’t the only company hoping to turn our genetics into a lifestyle product. In the past decade, ...
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Biohacker crackdown? Germany threatens gene-editing hobbyists with fines, jail

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The German government...is none too pleased with [how easily people can conduct gene editing experiments outside of labs thanks to ...
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Hobbyist gene editing could cure dogs of genetic disorders–or not. What will the FDA do about biohackers?

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[Editor's note: An FDA proposal for the regulation of gene editing in animals has been widely criticized by animal biotechnologists ...
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GMOs, biotechnology pose challenge for international relations

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Just look at genetically modified foods. In the US, GMOs are regarded, at least by regulators, as perfectly safe for ...
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3 ways genetic engineering could finally eliminate malaria

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[D]espite modern disease management strategies...malaria still killed nearly half a million people [in 2015]. ... [However,] some scientists are experimenting with how ...
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GMO labeling law makes ‘Biggest Science Setbacks of 2016’ list

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Scientific progress doesn’t always move in a straight line. In fact, as we’ve seen this year, sometimes things just turn ...
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Are millennials’ attitudes on GMOs anti-science?

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If you have noticed the selection of organic, GMO-free crackers encroaching on the shelf space of the Pop Tarts and ...
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Mice cured of hemophilia using gene therapy shows promise for human treatment

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Hemophilia is a devastating genetic condition—without the ability to form blood clots, those who have it risk bleeding to death ...
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Florida Keys voters back trial release of Zika-fighting GMO mosquitoes

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On Tuesday, voters in the Keys voted by a solid majority to go ahead with a plan proposed by British ...
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Will new GMO labeling law apply to CRISPR crops?

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...Earlier this year, the USDA gave the greenlight to CRISPR mushrooms engineered to not brown. It wrote that because the new mushroom ...