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Vaccine ‘durability’: COVID-19 immunizations coming soon but will they last?

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As the days unfold with a seeming sameness in this odd summer of the pandemic, news of vaccine clinical trials ...

Rare genetic disorder homocystinuria can cause strokes, seizures and death. A ‘genetic glitch’ in blind cavefish offers hope for a treatment

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The discovery of a gene behind the absence of eyes in Mexican cavefish may suggest a new way to treat ...
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The Three Stooges illustrate why coronavirus-fighting ‘antibody cocktails’ could help contain the virus well before a vaccine

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“You imbecile!” bellowed Moe Howard as he stuck a finger up the nose of Curly. Moe the bully would often ...
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‘Humanized mice’: Chimeras fuel quest to treat chronic diseases, cancer and even COVID-19

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Some medical conditions can't be ethically investigated in humans, so researchers are finding interesting ways to grow people parts in ...

Defying conventional wisdom: How did these Italian sisters live past 100?

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Recently in my endless email about COVID-19 popped up a new paper analyzing the health of two Italian sisters who ...

Coronavirus immunity passports could create a world of ‘us and them’. But here’s why they make sense

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Dividing groups of people into “us” and “them” isn’t usually a good idea, but in the scary new world of ...
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The tricky path for using stem cells to treat coronavirus-ravaged lungs

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The coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a wave of repurposing efforts, from old malaria drugs prescribed off-label to anti-virals stalled in ...

Quest for coronavirus treatment inspires modern twist on antique technique using survivors’ plasma

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There's no shortage of research efforts looking for ways to stop, or at least slow down, the novel coronavirus. Of ...
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‘At home’ coronavirus test? How CRISPR could change the way we search for COVID-19

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If we take the advice of health experts, we won't be attempting a return to normal life in the US ...

Can genetics explain the degrees of misery inflicted by the coronavirus?

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“The single biggest threat to man's continued dominance on the planet is the virus.” Joshua Lederberg, Nobel Prize in Physiology ...
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‘Designed to be slow’: Why these coronavirus vaccines in the pipeline won’t be ready this year

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New York City has become a curious mosaic of crowds and barrenness, people packed into hospitals and homes, yet familiar ...

‘Sophie’s Choice’ in the time of coronavirus: Deciding who gets the ventilator

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Three otherwise healthy patients go to the emergency department with severe acute respiratory failure. Only one ventilator, required to sustain ...
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In pursuit of coronavirus treatments and why we need to be cautious

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It's impossible to keep up with entries at that include the search term “COVID-19.” Last week when I posted Can ...
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Searching the world’s remedies for novel coronavirus treatments: Can Viagra, stem cells or Chinese herbs help?

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As the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to mount, so do entries at for potential treatments, reaching into ...
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Comparing the coronavirus pandemic to past pathogenic threats: HIV, anthrax and Ebola

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How does the COVID-19 pandemic compare to other infamous viral infections that have plagued us in modern times? It's a ...
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How the “F” word—flu—led to confusion as the coronavirus pandemic unfolded

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Thinking that a novel virus is like a familiar one is like assuming that a guinea pig is the same ...
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The risks of using gene drives to get rid of ‘pesky species’

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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 ...
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Will scientists ever get ahead of fast-mutating deadly health viruses? Exploring the coronavirus and the genetics of other viral outbreaks

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Even as our methods of detection and treatment improve, we will likely never be able to completely stay ahead of ...
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What’s your ‘ageotype’? Classification system explains why some of us are older—or younger—than we look

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Study shows that "it’s possible to change the way you age for the better." ...

Can DNA predict who might be a mass murderer?

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There have been repeated attempts over the past 50 years to find genetic links to criminal behavior or mass murderers ...

Viewpoint: Prohibiting treatment of transgender teens ignores reality of gender dysphoria

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New study delves into the genetics of individuals with gender dysphoria ...
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How fertile are you? ‘Ovarian reserve’ DTC tests that count your eggs offer mixture of control and misinformation

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Joining the reproductive fray are tests designed to assess fertility by counting the number of eggs left in a woman's ...
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Novels ‘All About Evie’ and ‘The Family Upstairs’ illustrate how DNA tests can reveal ‘dark secrets’, from rape to unknown siblings

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It was inevitable that fiction writers would begin weaving unexpected DNA test results into their narratives ...
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Will 2020 see the debut of promising gene therapy for hemophilia A? It’s up to the FDA.

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Hemophilia A gene therapy has been twenty years in the making ...
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‘CRISPR this, CRISPR that’: Is our fascination with the popular gene-editing tool distracting us from the potential of gene-silencing RNAi technology?

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I hope the public fascination with CRISPR can also embrace the other biotechnologies providing new therapeutic options ...
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Does the ‘genetics revolution’ unsettle you? Here is a guide, and reasons to be hopeful

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I'm thrilled that DNA science has become so much more tangible and practical. Yet we must use the information wisely ...
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When blood relatives hook up: Is ‘Genetic Sexual Attraction’ really a thing?

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I hope that academic sex researchers will ramp up investigation of genetic sexual attraction ...
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