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Controversial CRISPR-edited sperm experiment seeks to reduce risk for breast, ovarian, prostate cancers

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Reproductive biologists at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City are attempting to use the powerful gene-editing technique called CRISPR ...
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Sickle cell patient first to receive experimental CRISPR treatment in the US for a genetic disorder

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For the first time, doctors in the U.S. have used the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR to try to treat a ...
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Artificial embryos made from stem cells could shed light on infertility, miscarriages and birth defects

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Scientists have created living entities that resemble very primitive human embryos, the most advanced example of these structures yet created ...
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Fighting mosquitoes with gene editing, fungus and a spider gene

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In the hope of finding a new way to fight malaria, scientists have used a spider gene to genetically engineer ...
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$2.1 million gene therapy is most expensive drug in history

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The federal Food and Drug Administration has approved a gene therapy for a rare childhood disorder that is now the ...
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Video: Weaponizing CRISPR against superbugs

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Bladder infections, like many others, are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics. "We are getting to the point where there are ...
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CRISPR ‘moving out of the lab’ in first US cancer trial

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We've finally reached the moment when CRISPR is moving out of the lab and into the clinic around the world ...

Science summit calls gene-edited babies ‘deeply disturbing’ but rejects moratorium on similar research

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A Chinese scientist's claims that he created the world's first gene-edited babies is a "deeply disturbing" and "irresponsible" violation of ...
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Delayed onset: Damage from Zika can appear up to a year after birth

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Since Zika emerged as a threat to babies, it has been a mystery exactly how much of a danger the ...
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Inside the Ukrainian clinic creating controversial ‘3 parent’ babies

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In a clinic on a side street in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, doctors are doing something that, as far ...

China pushes ahead in race to treat cancer with CRISPR gene editing

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Shaorong Deng is sitting up in bed at the Hangzhou Cancer Hospital waiting for his doctor. Thin and frail, the ...
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Low-fat CRISPR gene-edited pigs could reduce animal suffering and costs

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Here's something that may sound like a contradiction in terms: low-fat pigs. But that's exactly what Chinese scientists have created ...
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First gene therapy for inherited disease–combating blindness–approved by FDA panel

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Gene therapy, which has had a roller-coaster history of high hopes and devastating disappointments, took an important step forward Thursday ...
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Inside a gene editing lab: Editing life’s mutations and pondering the ethical consequences

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Human eggs are the key starting point for the groundbreaking experiments underway in this lab. It's run by Shoukhrat Mitalipov, a ...

Reproductive ‘wake-up call’? Mystery decline in sperm count of men in industrialized countries

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An international team of scientists analyzed data from nearly 43,000 men in dozens of industrialized countries and found that sperm ...
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Sequencing your genome may become a routine part of family checkup

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Advances in technology have made it much easier, faster and less expensive to do whole genome sequencing...Falling costs have given ...
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Mimicking menstruation: Device built from living tissue replicates female reproductive cycle

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Scientists say they've made a device in the lab that can mimic the human female reproductive cycle. The researchers hope ...
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Scientists don’t need permission to use your blood, DNA in research

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[Before President Trump took office], the Obama administration dropped a controversial proposal that would have required all federally funded scientists ...
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Gene drive could extinguish diseases like malaria by wiping out mosquitoes

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The lab is buzzing with hundreds of mosquitoes. "Everything in this cubicle is genetically modified," [says Andrew Hammond, a genetic ...
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Swedish scientist first to attempt gene editing on healthy human embryos

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A scientist in Sweden has started trying to edit the DNA in healthy human embryos...The step by the developmental biologist ...
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Should we restrict untested stem cell treatments?

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Hundreds of clinics around the country are offering to treat a long list of health problems with stem cells...But leading ...

NIH to allow part-human, part-animal embryo tests

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The federal government announced plans [on August 4] to lift a moratorium on funding of certain controversial experiments that use ...

Gene editing technique that can rapidly transform species raises safety concerns

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  A "gene drive" is a ...

Fetal tissue research essential to future of medicine and health

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Larry Goldstein is trying ...

Seasonal gene activity may explain why you’re more sick at certain times of year

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The seasons appear to influence when certain genes are active, with those associated with inflammation being more active in the ...

Some worry about potential of DNA ‘printing’ to make medicines, plants, people

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Here's something that might sound strange: There are companies now that print and sell DNA. This trend — which uses ...

Your genes might make you a mosquito magnet

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A study that asked a few dozen pairs of twins to brave a swarm of hungry mosquitoes has revealed another ...

Scientists who edited human embryo DNA face widespread backlash

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Junjiu Huang and his colleagues at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, performed a series of experiments involving 86 ...