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Why infected patients should be put on multidrug cocktails to head off antibiotic tolerance and resistance

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Infectious bacteria that are down but not quite dead yet may be more dangerous than previously thought. Even as one ...
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‘Self-eating’ mitochondria may make the brain vulnerable to Lou Gehrig’s disease

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A newly discovered type of mitochondrial self-destruction may make some brain cells vulnerable to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s ...

How can ‘water bears’ survive in outer space? ‘Fluffy cloud’ of protein may shield tardigrade DNA

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Tardigrades may partly owe their ability to survive outer space to having the molecular equivalent of cotton candy. Water bears, ...
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Did whales gain the ability to live in the water by shedding genes?

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Like stripping down to swim, the ancestors of whales and dolphins may have shed some genes during their transition from ...
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CRISPR ‘put to the test’ against inherited blindness, blood disease. Next up Duchenne muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis

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Since its debut in 2012, CRISPR gene editing has held the promise of curing most of the over 6,000 known ...
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Sleep may have originated underwater 450 million years ago

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No one should have to sleep with the fishes, but new research on zebrafish suggests that we sleep like them.  ...

Consumer genetic testing firms may not be able to block police access to data

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The GEDMatch decision to give police access to its data in the assault case — made without informing the database’s ...
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Gut bacteria from thin people fails to help obese people lose weight in study

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Changing your gut microbes may not help you lose belly fat. In a preliminary study, obese people got either capsules ...
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Can genetics predict a baby’s risk of becoming an obese adult?

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There’s a new way to predict whether a baby will grow into an obese adult. Combining the effect of more ...
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Meet 5 RNA ‘movers and shakers’ including one that may protect against Alzheimer’s

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RNAs, composed of strings of genetic letters called nucleotides, are best known for ferrying instructions from the genes in our ...
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Why Nobel laureate David Baltimore doesn’t support moratorium on CRISPR babies

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Some scientists have recently proposed a temporary moratorium on editing that would result in babies that carry heritable changes. … Science ...
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Crime scene conundrum: Your DNA can wind up on something you never even touched

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A 10-second handshake could transfer a person’s DNA to an object that the person never touched. In handshaking experiments, people ...
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Rodent-targeting gene drive could be delivered through CRISPR

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Scientists are getting closer to creating a genetic pest-control measure against rodents. Female mice engineered to carry a genetic cut-and-paste machine ...
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Whether you prefer coffee or tea may depend on your DNA

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Whether people prefer coffee or tea may boil down to a matter of taste genetics. People with a version of ...
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‘There is no gay gene’: But study suggests genetics may play role in choosing same sex partner

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In a large study of more than 490,000 men and women in the United States, United Kingdom and Sweden, researchers ...

Here’s what you get from 3 very different at-home genetic tests

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For health testing, I sent spit samples to 23andMe, Genos and Veritas Genetics, three companies that represent the various levels of DNA testing available ...

What makes a female? How XX embryos destroy male reproductive tissue

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A protein called COUP-TFII is necessary to eliminate male reproductive tissue from female mouse embryos, researchers report in the Aug. 18 Science. For ...

Understanding how CRISPR works: The basics

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CRISPR stands for “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats.” Those repeats are elements of the genetic code in DNA. Cas9 is an enzyme that ...
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DNA of unknown extinct human ancestor species found

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Traces of long-lost human cousins may be hiding in modern people’s DNA, a new computer analysis suggests. People from Melanesia, ...
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CRISPR enters period of creative redesigns and gene editing upgrades

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Scientists usually shy away from using the word miracle — unless they’re talking about...CRISPR/Cas9. ... Even with all the genetic ...
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Gene drive’s fatal flaw could become its biggest advantage

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Gene drives have worked ...
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