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Viewpoint: Putting CRISPR babies in context—learning from the past instead of panicking in the present

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The brouhaha against the gene-edited twins echoes recent history of alternative reproductive technologies ...
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Hiding in plain sight: Exploring Parkinson’s link to the appendix

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Lurking in the layers of the human appendix lie deposits of alpha-synuclein, a protein prone to gumminess, like sticky rice ...
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Genes and giraffes: What do those spots tell us?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Giraffes' spotty exterior provides more than camouflage ...
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How Freddie Mercury got his voice: It wasn’t his teeth

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Shortly into the film Bohemian Rhapsody, Freddie Mercury attributes his magnificent voice to four extra incisors: “extra teeth equals extra ...
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Not-so-mad scientists and why they’re making human body parts

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Halloween brings a cornucopia of candy body parts, so it’s a good time to review recent advances in organoid technology ...
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Why we may need a ‘Noah’s Ark’ of microbes to protect our health in the future

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Preserving human microbiomes today, especially the more diverse ones from traditional peoples in developing nations, may provide treatments for diseases ...
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Mosquito massacre: Can we safely tackle malaria with a CRISPR gene drive?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing quickly decimated two caged populations of malaria-bearing mosquitoes (Anopheles gambiae) in a recent study, introducing a new ...
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‘Voluntary euthanasia’: Are we ready to harvest organs while donors are still alive?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
In the dystopian society of Nobel prizewinner Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, cloned people are raised to provide organs for ...
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Food myth busting: Is tilapia a toxic ‘frankenfish’?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Posts were appearing on my Facebook feed warning against the dangers of eating tilapia. So I decided to do a ...
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Gene silencing through RNA interference scores first drug approval

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the first drug based on RNA interference (RNAi). Unlike media darlings gene therapy ...
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Were there two routes into North America? Genetics meets archaeology

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Popular accounts of the peopling of North America paint a picture of a lone long-ago trek across the Bering Land ...
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DNA testing to reunite separated families—what we learned from the grandmothers of Argentina

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The idea to use DNA testing to reunite families separated at US borders due to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” ...
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Alternate facts: Why are we still telling women that abortion causes breast cancer?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
On June 26th, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of crisis pregnancy centers that were challenging a California law, the Reproductive ...
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Battling constipation with synthetic biology and DNA manipulation

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Ateam of researchers has cleverly combined synthetic biology, recombinant DNA technology and microbiome manipulation to fashion a novel targeted treatment ...
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Viewpoint: Why we aren’t yet on the verge of a preemie prediction test

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Earlier this month, I saw an interesting juxtaposition of newly-published papers making headlines. One was about predicting breast cancer recurrence ...
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Can the Egyptian fruit bat’s unusual genome show us how to fight deadly Marburg virus?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The Egyptian fruit bat's immune system enables it to peacefully co-exist with Marburg virus, which can cause a swiftly deadly ...
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Quick fix: Gene therapy could offer less invasive pet contraception

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Might gene therapy provide a one-time, far less invasive way to ensure that cats and dogs do not beget kittens ...
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New forensic tool: Using DNA to predict hair, eye and skin color

Genetic Literacy Project | 
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

Genetic Literacy Project | 
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

Genetic Literacy Project | 
"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

Genetic Literacy Project | 
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

Genetic Literacy Project | 
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

Genetic Literacy Project | 
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

Genetic Literacy Project | 
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

Genetic Literacy Project | 
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’

Genetic Literacy Project | 
"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

Genetic Literacy Project | 
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

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Fragile spindle apparatuses are an integral part to embryonic growth. What happened to embryo structures when they were thawed and ...