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Scientists Want to Genetically Engineer Heat-Resistant Cows to Survive Climate Change

Can Cows Take the Heat?<p>The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has proposed a plan to make cows more …

Genetics

This Is What The Ideal Genetically Modified Baby Looks Like In Europe And America

Genetically modified babies may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but recent innovations in both gene editing and artificial …

How to Feed 9.7 Billion People? CRISPR Gene Editing For Crops

It’s no secret that we’re going to struggle to feed the rapidly expanding global population. New genome editing technologies could hold the answer, …

Genetics

Scientists, ethicists tackle gene editing's ethics, promise

The debate has brought hundreds of scientists and ethicists from 20 countries to a highly unusual, three-day meeting in Washington on the ethics of human gene editing.<p>"We could be on the cusp of a new era in human history," Nobel laureate David Baltimore of the California Institute of Technology …

Genetics

Will the Alt-Right Promote a New Kind of Racist Genetics?

The genomic revolution has led to easy sequencing and cheap “ancestry" tests. White nationalists are paying attention.<p>Jedidiah Carlson was googling a genetics research paper when he stumbled upon the white nationalist forum Stormfront. Carlson is a graduate student at the University of Michigan, …

Genetics

CRISPR is on the cusp of eradicating a host of diseases

Using CRISPR<p>The CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool has had a busy year. It recently removed genetic disorders from human embryos, targeted the “command …

Genetics