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CRISPR opens window into early stages of human embryo development

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Work in the UK involving CRISPR and human embryos illustrates the value of the gene editing technique in basic research ...
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Finding hope for children with multiple sulfatase deficiency

Willow [Olson] was born on August 21, 2013. At first she seemed fine, except for difficulty nursing. “Nothing in itself was ...
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Preventing preterm birth: Preemie genes identified

Genetic Literacy Project | 
A global team of researchers has zeroed in on genes that affect the length of pregnancy and may foretell elevated ...

‘Genome cloaking’ and the quest to keep DNA test results private

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Stanford University researchers have developed a tool to keep individual genetic information private, reducing the risk of discrimination by employers ...
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Could a Planet of the (Talking) Apes ever really evolve?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
War for the Planet of the Apes is the latest entry in the 50-year old franchise. A scientist asks: do ...

Could gene editing have saved Charlie Gard?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The British infant died of a mitochondrial disease as news broke that US scientists had successfully edited a human embryo ...

Pioneering gene therapy restores vision to people with rare retinal blindness

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Spark Therapeutics is moving forward with its treatment for a type of inherited retinal dystrophy. In the wake of the ...
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Designer babies? US scientists swap DNA in embryos, replacing mutation that causes heart problems

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The breakthrough procedure might better be called 'gene correction' rather than gene editing. It could revolutionize genetic disease treatments, but ...
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Bladder control: Is there a genetic treatment for urinary incontinence?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Treatment options for urinary incontinence may be revealed through a genome-wide association study searching for genes that may contribute to ...
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Is gene therapy research for single-gene diseases at risk under Trumpcare?

PLoS Blog | 
[When] the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act of 2017,...DNA Science addressed the possibility of the AHCA forcing ...
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Mendel meets Tinder: GenePeeks screen maps babies’ genetic risks — before conception

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Genetic screening offers prospective parents new insights into the potential disease risks facing their offspring -- and maybe a chance ...

Have patients been forgotten in the quest to build private BRCA variant databases?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Databases on life-threatening genetic mutations -- including the BRCA variants linked to breast cancer -- are maintained by corporations for ...
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‘Rape gene’? Law and Order SVU episode muddies genetic literacy waters

Genetic Literacy Project | 
A popular television show delivers a questionable message on genetic determinism and the the issue of why some men resort ...
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Diabetes: Origins and treatments undergoing revolutionary rethink?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
New research suggests that type 1 diabetes might not be directly autoimmune in origin, and that tracking blood glucose might not ...

Privacy perils: Impact of legislation that would strip genetic secrecy protections in US

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Employers could force workers to divulge private genetic information under Republican-sponsored legislation making its way through Congress. It could have ...

Casting a wider net: Expanded carrier screening recommended for cystic fibrosis, other genetic diseases

Genetic Literacy Project | 
All prospective parents should have carrier screening for a range of genetic disorders, according to new recommendations by the American ...
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Is transgender identity linked to genetics?

PLoS Blog | 
Sex is set, or “determined,” when an X chromosome from an egg finds itself in a nucleus with an X ...

Quest for a cure: Gene therapy offers hope for children with rare form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Genetic Literacy Project | 
A couple strives to help their daughter, who was born with a rare form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth, a muscle-wasting disease that ...

Weird world of DNA: What’s the best way to help patients with genetic diseases that are not inherited?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
The stories of two children, Millie and Hannah, highlight ways that genetic disease can seem to veer from the predictions ...
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Gaucher, Parkinson diseases both originate from mutations on same gene

Gaucher (pronounced “go-shay”) disease affects 1 in 450 Jewish people of Ashkenazi (eastern European) descent (1 in 10 is a ...
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DNA sequencing of pap smears non-invasive alternative to prenatal genetic screening

Medscape | 
Targeted DNA sequencing of fetal cells from Papanicolaou (Pap) smears may offer an improved and earlier route to prenatal genetic ...

Three gene editing techniques available for treating sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a perfect candidate for gene editing...Correcting the mutation behind SCD is an obvious strategy. How ...
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Clinton and Trump need to talk about issues in genetics, precision medicine more

Rare Disease Report | 
An organization...has crowdsourced and expert-checked a list of “20 science-driven issues (that) deserve their own debate” for the presidential candidates ...

How one rare disease led to painting of blue people

Most stories about the blue people of Kentucky include an eerie, compelling drawing of a family, with the stark faces ...

Gene therapy improves vision in Canavan disease patient even after 15 years

Rare Disease Report | 
The first thing that Max Randell’s parents noticed after gene therapy for Canavan disease in 1998, when he was nearing ...

Latest gene therapy trials herald good news as drug developments escalate

It’s much too soon to tell whether the gene therapy that 12-year-old Hannah Sames had last month for GAN is having ...

After 8 years and $8 million, gene therapy begins for 12-year-old with rare neurological disorder

DNA Science Blog | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. [July 21, 2016], 8 ...

Scientists believe drug response connected to ancestry, not race

DNA Science Blog | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Each year in the ...