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‘We simply don’t yet know enough’: International commission urges caution with human germline editing

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Using CRISPR in a heritable way raises the stakes exponentially ...
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How a one-time CRISPR shot could obliterate lower back pain

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CRISPR may be able to block back pain by dampening the immune system’s cytokine signals ...
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The ‘magic mix’ of ingredients responsible for the Impossible Burger’s taste and texture

The actual science behind the Impossible Burger is fascinating ...

‘Why did I get cancer?’ We can do more to alleviate ‘angst, guilt’ accompanying a diagnosis

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More time spent explaining the biology of cancer to patients can help alleviate angst and guilt.  ...
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How microbiome research promises to solve blood shortages, halt food allergies and give us better skin

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A microbiome isn’t just something to maintain or optimize – it can also be a crystal ball ...
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Pot smokers with this genetic variant could face addiction risks similar to those who smoke cigarettes

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Back in the 1960s and 1970s, for those of us who can remember them, marijuana was widely regarded as not ...

Pharmacogenetics and depression: Genetic screening could eliminate trial-and-error approach to medications

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Antidepressants may soon be added to the growing list of medications genetically matched to patients most likely to respond — ...
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Do China’s controversial CRISPR babies illustrate the need for an ‘undo button’?

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Will CRISPR-in-the-clinic come with a fail-safe mechanism? ...
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DNA for the greater good: Should the police have access to consumer DNA databases?

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There is an urgent need for international guidelines and policies ...

How this promising gene therapy for a rare neuromuscular disease was fueled by passionate parents and a dog

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The gene therapy will be too late for Joshua Frase. But it will be his legacy ...
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‘The broken promise of anonymity’? Bioethicist’s call to guard identity of sperm and egg donors is misguided

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Dr. Pennings’ opinion fails to capture the complexity of donation ...
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Revived pig brains may unleash uncomfortable questions for how we define death

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The researchers hypothesized an “under-appreciated capacity” of an oxygen-starved mammalian brain to survive ...

Exploring the havoc that can be unleashed by consumer ancestry tests

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On what fraction of a human genome do the consumer DNA companies base these deductions that can shatter lives? ...
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NASA twins study highlights key risks for long-term space travel: Cosmic rays and microgravity

When NASA reported preliminary observations about the famous “twin astronaut” study a year ago, the media rushed in, reporting the ...

Genetic uncertainty: When research participants should be told that their test results have changed

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“Do you mind if we take one more sample?” asked the endocrinologist who had already stuck six needles into the ...
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Taking a bad trip and why marijuana edibles may be a prescription for psychosis

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A study looked at high-potency cannabis and psychosis. The findings were astonishing ...

WTF? Did the rise of agriculture—and soft foods—give us the ability to drop F bombs?

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How the foods we eat influence the sounds our languages develop ...
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Newborns and genome sequencing: Do we sacrifice privacy in the name of health?

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If history provides a lesson, routine newborn genomic sequencing won’t come without a fight ...

Key to fecal transplants could revolve around ‘recipe and preparation’

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Fecal transplants are slowly becoming a more effective, and more palatable option for various gut disorders, such as IBS or ...

Many people are confused and concerned about human gene editing. They might just need a ‘better understanding’ of how it works

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Genome editing has struck a public nerve in a more profound way than most new medical technologies ...
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Why a proposed DNA data protection plan is a great idea that may be too late to help

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Legal experts, biologists and policy analysists are calling for DNA data regulation, but the cat is already out of the ...
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Finding echoes of cancer journey in Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

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The 'choose your own path' nature of Bandersnatch echoes a journey with breast cancer ...
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I’m a geneticist. A DNA test uncovered a half-sister and sparked painful questions

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My own discovery is so overwhelming that I can’t talk about it much, even though my new half-sister has possibly ...
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Genetics pioneer James Watson stripped of final honorary titles over race views

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It's the latest chapter of the dark side of Dr. Watson ...

Selling yourself: There’s a growing market for your DNA data

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Citizen scientists are supplying the data stream to drive precision medicine ...

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

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The brouhaha against the gene-edited twins echoes recent history of alternative reproductive technologies ...

Hiding in plain sight: Exploring Parkinson’s link to the appendix

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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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