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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 ...
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Breast-feeding may boost intelligence, lifetime success

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Babies who are breast-fed may be more likely to be successful in life, a provocative study suggests. The study followed ...

Controversial fertility treatment ‘recharges’ old eggs

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Melissa and her husband started trying to have a baby right after they got married. But nothing was happening. So ...

Health officials worried about another superbug infection on the rise

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A potentially life-threatening gastrointestinal infection is more common than previously estimated, federal health officials reported Wednesday. The infection, caused by ...

Mitochondrial replacement can help prevent genetic disorders, but what are the consequences?

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In a darkened lab in the north of England, a research associate is intensely focused on the microscope in front ...

Embryonic stem cell treatment restores vision in blind

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Scientists are reporting the first strong evidence that human embryonic stem cells may be helping patients. The cells appear to ...

Insulin-producing stem cells promise to improve diabetes treatment

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A team of Harvard scientists said Thursday that they had finally found a way to turn human embryonic stem cells ...
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American Gut Project: Crowdsourcing microbe analysis might reveal confidential data

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NPR’s Rob Stein recently had his microbes analyzed through the mail and found that doing so raises a number of ...

Proposed treatment to fix genetic diseases raises ethical issues

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Scientists are urging the federal government to allow them to change the genetic material in a woman's egg, raising a ...

Genome sequencing for babies brings knowledge and conflicts

Genome sequencing deciphers an individual's entire genetic code. The price of doing this has been dropping quickly, raising the possibility ...