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How one person was spontaneously cured of HIV—and what that may mean in the fight against AIDS

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Twice, people infected with HIV have had levels of the virus in their bodies drop to undetectable levels after bone marrow ...
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Plant domestication takes decades. With CRISPR it could take two years

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Gene editing can speed up plant domestication, taming wild vines, bushes and grasses and turning them into new crops. Editing ...
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CRISPR red flag? Gene drives may not always work as advertised

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A genetic-engineering tool designed to spread through a population like wildfire — eradicating disease and even whole invasive species — ...
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Origins of man’s best friend: Dogs likely domesticated only once, likely in Asia

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New data from ancient dogs indicates that dogs became distinct from wolves between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago, researchers report ...
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How humans and chimps diverged: DNA parasite ‘jumping genes’ played key role

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Face-to-face, a human and a chimpanzee are easy to tell apart. The two species share a common primate ancestor, but ...

Can promises of gene drive technologies overcome safety concerns?

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Gene drive enthusiasts say ...

Should human germline gene editing even be considered for future use?

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Rumors about human germline editing experiments prompted scientists to gather in January in Napa, Calif. Discussions there led two groups ...

Dog’s genes provide clues to treating muscular dystrophy

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A Golden retriever that inherited a genetic defect that causes muscular dystrophy doesn't have the disease, giving scientists clues to ...

Blondness carried in a single allele that enhances known hair color genes

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Some Europeans have enhancers that make them blond. In this case, the enhancer isn’t a hair dye, but a genetic ...

Genetic fossils betray hepatitis B’s ancient roots

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The following is an excerpt. A virus that causes liver diseases in people may have infected birds that shared the ...

Human genetic diversity exploded in recent millennia

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Most of the genetic quirks people carry today popped up within the last 5,000 years or so, researchers report online ...

Rare genetic variants may not as influential in common disease as once thought

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Rare tweaks in single letters of DNA are not as powerful a force in health and in common diseases as ...
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