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Scientists in China edit human genome in embryos for the first time

New study confirms rumors in the scientific community, heralds new debate over the ethics of human genetic engineering<p>For the first time ever, scientists have reported editing the genetic code in human embryos. The work, carried out by researchers in China, sought to remove a gene responsible for a …

Newly Approved HIV Therapy Will Genetically Modify Patients' Stem Cells

In a treatment now set to undergo clinical trials, scientists will focus on a protein believed to open the body to the AIDS-causing virus.<p>A promising HIV therapy that involves a patient's own stem cells has won approval to be tested in people. It's one of several experimental treatments that are …

Scientists grow kidneys of aborted babies in animals

Science publications are hailing research breakthroughs in a new life-saving procedure that harvests the organs of aborted children and transplants …

How long will you live? Researchers say chemical changes to DNA could reveal our lifespan

Scientists have identified a biological clock that could help predict a person's lifespan.<p>Researchers studied chemical changes to DNA to establish an …

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