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Gene therapy may give way to new type I diabetes treatment

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Despite eclectic ways of ...

Claims that sugar alters hundreds of ‘brain genes’ don’t hold up to scrutiny, science

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. How Kevin Spacey is ...

Personal genomic testing presents challenges for doctors and patients

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Marketing of direct-to-consumer (DTC) ...

Chromosomal abnormality could theoretically create new human species

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In this age of ...

Hannah’s year: Gene transfer treatment gives hope to curing rare neurodegenerative disease

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Eleven-year-old Hannah Sames can ...
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Evolution of grandparents may explain genes that protect against dementia

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. “Survival of the fittest” ...

Gene therapy, not editing, saved baby Layla

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  I had planned to ...

Gene therapy offers hope for spinal muscular atrophy cure

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  I began writing about ...
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Precision medicine goes far beyond genetics

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  When President Obama uttered ...
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Should genetic counselors dissuade termination of pregnancies with Down syndrome risk?

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Several people have sent me a perspective piece by bioethicist Art Caplan in PLOS Biology, “Chloe’s Law: A Powerful Legislative Movement ...

Children with motor neuron disorder treated with gene therapy for first time

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Eleven-year-old Hannah Sames's curls were the first thing her parents, Lori and Matt, noticed when she was born. "Their other ...

How is genetic risk for breast cancer evaluated?

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A letter in the current People magazine referring to Jolie’s recent announcement of the removal of her ovaries, following a double ...
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Expert opinions divided on FDA approval of 23andMe’s DTC genetic test

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On February 19, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized 23andMe to market a direct-to-consumer (DTC) carrier test for Bloom ...
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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ rewritten for horny biology nerds

Ricki Lewis, a genetic counselor and biology textbook author, has her own unique take on the salacious bestselling book and now ...

How questions of racial, sexist bigotry have come to overshadow James Watson’s career

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I’m thrilled that Christie’s decided to auction off James Watson’s Nobel prize on a Thursday, DNA Science posting day! I’ve got some ...
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Restoring eyesight, human embryonic stem cell trial marks major milestone

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Wills Eye Institute ophthalmologist Carl Regillo delicately placed 100,000 cells beneath the retina of 52-year-old Maurie Hill’s left eye. She ...

“Bubble boy” breakthrough cure shows how some viruses can save lives

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Beneath all the bad news about viruses this week lies a good virus: the one that underlies gene therapy for ...

Is genetic screening for all a new eugenics?

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In recent weeks, there’s been talk of three types of genetic testing transitioning from targeted populations to the general public: ...

Kids with two mutations in HLA gene much more likely to develop celiac disease

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Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) haplotype DR3-DQ2 is associated with dosage-dependent increases in risk for celiac disease autoimmunity and celiac disease ...

Geneticist’s take on cystic fibrosis gene therapy

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I’m at the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy annual meeting, one of my favorite conferences. The very first ...

Teeth of the very old may provide more easily accessible stem cells than blood

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Normally, I wouldn’t post about a report that’s already reverberated through the blogosphere, but the finding of hundreds of mutations ...

Mitohype: Three-parent IVF

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If I turned in a 20,337 word article and the editor decided to replace 37 of those words, would I ...

Treating macular degeneration with a patient’s own induced pluripotent stem cells

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Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, more commonly called reprogrammed cells, start out as skin or other somatic (body) cells, zip ...

Finding the root of genetic disease in Amish communities

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The story began at the Philadelphia children’s hospital late one night in spring 1989, when Dr. Morton found glutaric acid, ...

DNA testing can help untangle roots for Africa-Americans

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Interest in African origins surged in 1976 with publication of Alex Haley’s historical fiction “Roots: The Saga of an American ...
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10 reasons why growing a human brain-in-a-dish is terrific

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The growth of a mini-brain is revolutionary in more ways than one. PhD Ricki Lewis describes the ten most exciting ...
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Controversy around Havasupai Indian genetic study more myth than fact

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The story that researchers were testing a Native American tribe's DNA without consent is too good to ignore. Even if ...

Teen with an ‘infantile’ version of a neurological genetic disease

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The following is an excerpt. This week’s post is about a teen who has an “infantile” variety of a neurological ...