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CRISPR as a ‘medical sleuth’: Gene-editing tool could detect Zika, Ebola and cancer

Some of the world’s leading CRISPR labs have, independently, tweaked CRISPR — adding bursts of light here and rings of ...

Precision CRISPR repairs blindness in mice, could herald human treatments

In genome-editing, the challenge for CRISPR-wielding scientists is to edit only one of the two copies, or alleles, of every ...

Broken barrier: Monkeys are first primates to be cloned

There have been mice and cows and pigs and camels, bunnies and bantengs and ferrets and dogs, but ever since ...

Are ‘incredible genes’ protecting President Trump’s health?

Unless someone swipes one of President Trump’s used forks from the Mar-a-Lago dining room and sends it to 23andMe for ...
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Could we fight HIV with new Car-T therapy?

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The same kind of DNA tinkering that produced the first FDA-approved gene therapy for cancer has shown hints of suppressing and even ...
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Typing directly from your brain, and other neuroscience technologies to watch in 2018

Scientific American | 
Here are three fast-moving areas of neuroscience we’ll be watching in 2018: … [S]cientists at Brown University are developing salt-grain-sized ...

Mars missions: What would long-term space travel do to the brain?

In a NASA-funded study published on [November 1], Dr. Donna Roberts of the Medical University of South Carolina and her ...

15 years in vegetative slumber, man stirs after brain stimulation

Scientific American | 
Patients who lose consciousness for more than a year are considered extremely unlikely to regain it, but a 35-year-old Frenchman ...
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Despite what you’ve heard, human genome is not completely sequenced

The feat made headlines around the world: “Scientists Say Human Genome is Complete,” the New York Times announced in 2003...There ...

Harvard’s George Church is revolutionizing evolution

Harvard biologist George Church burst into the headlines (yet again) [recently] when he helped organize a closed-door meeting of scores of ...
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Is it possible that cashew nuts could be as effective as chemotherapy in battling cancer?

Surprising new research scheduled to be unveiled at a major cancer meeting next month suggests that cashews and other tree ...
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Designer pigs could save thousands of lives in China, which lacks an ‘organ-donation culture’

Where other people see bacon, biologist Luhan Yang sees lifesaving organs — hundreds and thousands of them...[Yang] intends to use ...
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At what age should you get screened for prostate cancer?

The last time the US Preventive Services Task Force weighed in on prostate cancer screening via blood tests, in 2012, ...
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Pure bad luck? Two-thirds of cancer mutations may come from random DNA errors

[In the past, a controversial claim was made that] “bad luck,” more than environmental factors or inherited genes, affects whether someone develops ...
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Participate or pay: Legislation would allow US employers to require genetic testing of workers

A little-noticed bill moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty ...
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Zhang vs. Doudna patent ruling: Broad Institute holds patents but University of California may appeal

The US patent office ruled [Feb. 15] that hotly disputed patents on the revolutionary genome-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 belong to the ...
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Human-pig ‘chimera’: Ethics and medical promise of growing human organs in animals

Pig embryos that had been injected with human stem cells when they were only a few days old began to ...

“Early” intervention can be too late: Cancer cells spread much sooner than assumed

Cancer cells are able to spread from a nascent tumor much earlier than scientists long thought and are more adept than ...
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Pioneer company in genetic cancer testing criticizes rivals with claims of inaccuracies

No company has had a more profound impact on inherited breast and ovarian cancer than Myriad Genetics. Its DNA test ...
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Your mind may stay nimble even with signs of Alzheimer’s in your brain

The defective proteins that are widely thought to kill brain neurons and cause, or at least indicate, Alzheimer’s disease do not ...

Can gene editing lead to a cure of HIV?

[Scientists have] announced that they had used CRISPR/Cas9 to test gene after gene after gene in human immune system cells — ...
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Brain scans reveal how one small fib snowballs into a whopper

A study of what goes on in the brain when someone tells a lie could offer a biological explanation for why untruths often ...
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Monsanto strikes deal with Broad Institute to use CRISPR for crop modification

Agriculture giant Monsanto has licensed CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology from the Broad Institute for use in seed development, the company announced on [Sept. 22] ...

Study linking gene mutation with multiple sclerosis faces brutal criticism

Scientists are forcefully challenging a recent study that claimed to identify a rare genetic mutation that sharply boosted the risk ...
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Legal battle over CRISPR ownership heating up

Beneath the technical and legal jargon...filed in the battle over CRISPR patents is a simple argument that...comes down to this: ...
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DNA pioneer James Watson calls Obama’s cancer moonshot initiative ‘crap’

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. James Watson, whose 1953 ...
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Are CRISPR enthusiasts overlooking technology’s risks?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. While the 150 experts...were ...

Where does cloning stand 20 years after Dolly the sheep?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Why are there no ...