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Could gene editing help avoid disease? Maybe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't expect designer babies any time soon — but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human …

Genetics

A Harvard scientist just won $3 million for discovering the hidden 'intelligence' that defends our cells

Almost every cell in a human body carries a copy of our genetic code, the DNA that holds the unique biological blueprint for who we are.<p>That DNA tells our cells what to do. When they divide, that information is copied from one cell to another.<p>But life is hard on our cells. They become damaged every …

How Doctors Could One Day Use Your DNA To Cure You

<i>By Sarah Zhang for</i> Wired.<p><b>“I don’t mean to be morbid,”</b> Eric Dishman told a friend as he was winding down his job at Intel. “But this may be the last time you see me.” Dishman, a longtime leader of the company’s health research division, was preparing to die. The kidney cancer he’d been diagnosed …

Genetics startup Genos wants to pay you for your DNA data

The first whole human genome sequencing cost a whopping $2.7 billion. That didn’t bode well for making any breakthroughs on genetic disorders. Luckily, the cost has dropped dramatically since then, leading to a new breed of consumer genetics startups taking a deeper dive into all the double helix’s …

Genetics

A Three-Parent Baby Has Been Born

It may be time to reenroll in high school health class, because a big change has just been implemented to the reproduction lesson: babies who have …

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