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Why Neanderthals Likely Fathered Few Kids with Modern Humans

Humans today often carry around a small chunk of DNA from Neanderthals, suggesting we interbred with our closest known extinct relatives at some …

CRISPR gene-editing tool has scientists thrilled — but nervous

When the scientists are worried, the rest of us should pay attention. And at this moment, they are worried. That’s because researchers all over the …

Genetics

Genetics

Hereditary Cancer Syndromes<p>Inherited genetic mutations play a major role in about 5 to 10 percent of all cancers. Researchers have associated …

Cancer

First Direct Evidence That ADHD is a Genetic Disorder Found

Neuroscience researchers from Cardiff University have found the first direct evidence that ADHD is a genetic disorder. The research found that of the …

Scientists show that gene editing can 'turn off' human diseases

Gene editing has already been used to fight diseases, but there's now hope that it might eliminate the diseases altogether. Researchers have shown that it's possible to eliminate facial muscular dystrophy using a newer editing technique, CRISPR (Clusters of Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic …