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New forensic tool: Using DNA to predict hair, eye and skin color

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On May 14, a man walking along the shore on Gabriola Island in British Columbia came upon a washed-up human ...
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Making sense of crowdfunding for unapproved stem cell treatments

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When FDA approval for a technology or treatment lags behind demand, crowdfunding steps in. Desperate patients or their families launch ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s why Eric Lander’s praise for James Watson struck a nerve

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"As Twitter explodes, Eric Lander apologizes for toasting James Watson,” raged the headline from STAT on Monday, May 14 as the ...
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Genetic privacy and the case of the Golden State Killer—diving into the science

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Consumer DNA testing companies are rushing to reassure customers about the security of their genetic information following news that DNA ...
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Protein therapy in the womb overrides genetic glitch hampering teeth development, ability to sweat

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Imagine a fetus gulping in amniotic fluid and drinking a drug that restores the ability to form teeth, sweat glands ...
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Tale of two families: Exome sequencing and faster diagnosis of rare disorders

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Sailing from New York City to London a century ago took days; today the trip takes hours by air. Similarly, ...
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Viewpoint: Rampage movie offers twisted take on CRISPR gene editing

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Is a film based on a video game with fleeting mentions of a biotech buzzword compelling sci-fi? No. But I ...
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Mood disorders more common in children of first-cousin parents, study finds

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Having parents who are first cousins doubles the risk of inheriting a single-gene condition, from 2.5 percent to about 5 ...
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Examining the curious genes behind ‘magic mushrooms’

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"One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small,” sang Grace Slick in Jefferson Airplane’s classic White Rabbit, conjuring ...
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Here’s what we really know about transgender genetics—so far

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The week started strangely. On [March 19], the author of a new book on transgender identity emailed me, asking about ...
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Fertility clinic meltdown: What happens when slumbering eggs are awakened early

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Fragile spindle apparatuses are an integral part to embryonic growth. What happened to embryo structures when they were thawed and ...
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Space astronaut twin’s DNA ‘changed’? How some reports botched the story, and what we really know

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When the Today Show reported on March 15 that the DNA of Scott Kelly, who spent a year on the ...
Good and potentially bad about FDA's greenlighting of 23andMe direct-to-consumer BRCA mutation tests

Good and potentially bad about FDA’s greenlighting of 23andMe direct-to-consumer BRCA mutation tests

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News that consumers will soon be able to purchase a genetic test for three BRCA mutations may seem like déjà ...
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How the vampire bat came to feed on blood, and what we can learn from its droppings

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Why do the three species of vampire bats eat only blood, compared to the 1,240 other species that are perfectly ...
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Incurable arthritic knees? Gene therapy offers new hope

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Imagine a single injection into the knee vanquishing painful arthritis — forever. Gene therapies aimed at two molecular targets could ...
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NBC News’ Richard Engel’s son diagnosed with Rett syndrome. Why that’s such a rarity

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The Today Show recently reported the sad story of Henry Engel—the toddler son of correspondent Richard Engel and his wife Mary Forrest who ...
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Human muscles from stem cells: Advance could aid research into muscular dystrophy, other diseases

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Muscle created with stem cells is not quite as strong as the researchers would like. But they think these new ...
Battling depression with pharmacogenetics: Genetic screening could eliminate trial-and-error approach to medications

Battling depression with pharmacogenetics: Genetic screening could eliminate trial-and-error approach to medications

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A new report suggests that antidepressants may soon be added to the growing list of medications that can be genetically ...
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I was diagnosed with breast cancer. How genetic testing guided what to do next.

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Genetics counselor and writer Ricki Lewis explains how a breast cancer diagnosis led her to genetic testing—and why she decided ...
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Treating the concussion epidemic: Could spit tests identify those most likely to recover slowly?

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A study found that microRNA in the saliva may offer early warning signs about a person's likelihood of recovering quickly ...
Italian family's inability to feel pain spurs research on relief for chronic sufferers

Italian family’s inability to feel pain spurs research on relief for chronic sufferers

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The six members of the family barely notice broken bones or severe burns. Researchers have identified the mutation behind their ...
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Gene therapy challenge: How much should it cost and how do we pay for it?

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When evaluating the high prices of one-time gene therapy treatments, should we look to the costs of organ transplants when ...
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Viewpoint: Why using gene drives to eradicate pests might not be such a good idea

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Using gene drives to eradicate pests has a potential downside—DNA is constantly changing. That means gene drives have the potential ...
Anatomy of the demon Demogorgon from 'Stranger Things': Is there a real-life counterpart?

Anatomy of the demon Demogorgon from ‘Stranger Things’: Is there a real-life counterpart?

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The Demogorgon, a creature from the hit Netflix show 'Stranger Things', resembles real life cellular slime mold ...
Does air pollution reach the womb, eventually leading to heart disease and shorter lives?

Does air pollution reach the womb, eventually leading to heart disease and shorter lives?

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New research gives expectant mothers reason to be more cautious with air pollution, which can cause damage to the critical ...
Naming genetic diseases: There's more to it than you might think

Naming genetic diseases: There’s more to it than you might think

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An effort is underway to streamline the way we name genetic diseases, with an emphasis on imparting useful medical information, ...
Gene therapy creates boy's replacement skin from his stem cells

Gene therapy creates boy’s replacement skin from his stem cells

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Doctors treated a 7-year-old boy’s devastating genetic skin disease—junctional epidermolysis bullosa—by genetically modifying his stem cells to create a new ...
When does life begin? Here are 17 points in time to consider

When does life begin? Here are 17 points in time to consider

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The US Department of Health and Human Services has taken the official position that life begins at conception. Here's a ...