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Startling discovery: Ancient mixed-race girl had Neanderthal and Denisovan parents

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[T]ens of thousands of years ago, modern humans encountered Denisovans – and had sex with them. It is a startling ...

Rethinking confidentiality: Does a child have the right to know if a parent has the Huntington’s disease gene?

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Lawyers are bringing a case against a London hospital trust that could trigger major changes to the rules governing patient ...

Was life on Earth ‘just a lucky accident’? Next Mars mission will drill for answers

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American rocket engineers are being urged to push their next Mars mission to the limits of technological performance. Space scientists have ...
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25 Genomes Project: Conserving British wildlife through genome sequencing

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Crucially, every single [Carrington’s featherwort] plant found in this secluded Caledonian enclave is male. … But hope is at hand ...
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Trellises not trees: Human populations have split, reformed and remixed over millennia

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The ingrained notion – that there has only ever been one species of human being, Homo sapiens – is a latterday fiction ...
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Plant scientists embrace USDA decision to not regulate gene-edited crops

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Researchers in the US have been given the go-ahead to use gene-editing techniques to alter crops and plants. The decision ...

Alzheimer’s shock: DNA ancestry tests often tell customers more than they want to know

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People who use genetic tests to trace their ancestry only to discover that they are at risk of succumbing to ...

What’s behind surge in male infertility? ‘We have no idea’

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According to scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, sperm counts among men in the west have more than halved in ...

Gene therapy to cure sickle cell anemia in final stages of development

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Scientists are finalizing plans to use gene therapy to treat one of the world’s most widespread inherited diseases – sickle ...
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U.S. approves CRISPR mushroom, corn, but Britain unsure how it will regulate import

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. American regulators have allowed ...
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Are gene-edited crops GMOs? EU’s decision will shape future of biotechnology revolution

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

Discoverers of ancient human Homo naledi fossils accused of rushing analysis

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  It remains one of ...

Man’s best friend also our closest evolutionary ally

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Dogs are humanity’s oldest friends, renowned for their loyalty and abilities to guard, hunt and chase. But modern humans may ...

Families hope anti-genetic engineering groups don’t stop gene cure for mitochondria disease

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Hopes of tackling mitochondrial disease will be raised in a few weeks when the government announces regulations that will permit ...

DNA hunter Svante Pääbo takes us back to our roots

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DNA, the stuff from which our genes are made, decays the moment an organism dies. The long coils break down ...

IVF costs set to soar, scientists warn

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Scientists have only a few weeks to block a patent that could have serious implications for couples seeking IVF treatments ...
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Zebrafish may help identify functions of human genes

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Sharing 70% of its genetic code with humans and reproducing at great rates, the diminutive zebrafish has become one of ...

Should we clone a mammoth?

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Last week the most recently discovered carcass of a mammoth was revealed to the public in Yokohama, Japan. The female mammoth, ...
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Why do identical twins end up having such different lives?

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The following is an editorial summary. How can identical twins--individuals who have the same genes and who grew up in ...