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DNA tests for IQ are coming, but it might not be smart to take one - MIT Technology Review

Ready for a world in which a $50 DNA test can predict your odds of earning a PhD or forecast which toddler gets into a selective preschool?<p>Robert …

Genetics

The human microbiome: why our microbes could be key to our health

A plethora of conditions, from obesity to anxiety, appear to be linked to the microbes inside us. Nicola Davis explains why the microbiome is such a hot topic of research<p><b>What are microbiomes?</b><p>Both inside and out, our bodies harbour a huge array of micro-organisms. While bacteria are the biggest …

Microbiology

Chemotherapy-free ‘cancer vaccine’ moves from mice to human trials at Stanford

A recent Stanford cancer study that cured 97 percent of mice from tumors has now moved on to soliciting human volunteers for a new cutting-edge medical trial.<p>The trial is part of a gathering wave of research into immunotherapy, a type of treatment that fights cancer by using the body's immune …

Immune System

Doctors Have Restored The Sight of Two People in a Monumental World First

This could end one of the most common forms of blindness.<p>British physicians have successfully used stem cells to repair the degenerating tissue at …

Cell Biology

Vision-improving nanoparticle eyedrops could end the need for glasses

High-tech eyeglasses can give blind people the ability to see, but could the development of eyesight-improving eyedrops help eliminate the need for …

University of Washington

"Nanodrops" That Repair Corneas May Ultimately Replace Glasses

New eye drops developed by researchers from the Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University in Israel can improve both nearsightedness and …

A Biohacker Regrets Publicly Injecting Himself With CRISPR

“There’s no doubt in my mind that somebody is going to end up hurt eventually.”<p>When Josiah Zayner watched a biotech CEO drop his pants at a biohacking conference and inject himself with an untested herpes treatment, he realized things had gone off the rails.<p>Zayner is no stranger to stunts in …

Genetics

Cancer 'vaccine' eliminated all tumors in mice, human trials being conducted

A new approach to fighting cancerous tumors in mice by Stanford University researchers has been found to not only eliminate the tumors they targeted, …

Cancer "vaccine" that wipes out tumors ready for human trial

Cancer “Vaccine”<p>Researchers at Stanford University have developed a compound that when injected into a tumor destroys it along with all the other …

One injection could kill cancer

Scientists experimenting with an innovative treatment for cancer have now devised a targeted injection that has already successfully eliminated …

A CRISPR future: five ways gene editing will transform our world

A CRISPR Future<p>Over the past few years, CRISPR has been making headlines. Experts predict that this gene editing technology will transform our …

CRISPR gene editing may have just become a whole lot more accurate

CRISPR gene editing is an enormously exciting area for molecular biologists, opening up new opportunities when it comes to editing DNA to fight back …

Genetics

China Has Already Gene-Edited 86 People With CRISPR

In the U.S., the first planned clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing in people are about to kick off. China, meanwhile, has been racing ahead, …

Crispr Isn’t Enough Any More. Get Ready for Gene Editing 2.0

In fewer than five years, the gene-editing technology known as Crispr has revolutionized the face and pace of modern biology. Since its ability to …

CRISPR in 2018: Coming to a Human Near You - MIT Technology Review

Ever since scientists first used CRISPR-Cas9 to edit living human cells in 2013, they’ve been saying that the possibilities for using it to treat …

Genetic Engineering

“Self-regulating” nanoparticles can burn cancer without harming healthy cells

Researchers at the University of Surrey and Dalian University of Technology in China have created a form of nanoparticle that can heat up and kill cancerous cells and then self-regulate to avoid burning healthy cells. The particles can raise their temperature between 42°C to 45°C, hot enough to …

Cancer

Ancient genetic "kill switch" causes cancer cells to self-destruct

Cancer is one of our most persistent enemies, but while we now have advanced immune systems to fight the good fight, how did early multicellular life …

Cancer Cells

Gravity Could Be Produced by Bizarre Quantum 'Flashes'

Spooky.<p>Since the mid-twentieth century, two theories of physics have offered powerful yet incompatible models of the physical universe.<p>General …

Physics

Researchers may have discovered a new way to kill off cancer cells

Locking on Cancer Cells<p>Since 2011, researchers have been conducting clinical trials involving a modified type of poliovirus as a form of treatment …

Immunotherapy

A medical breakthrough that hacks genes to fight cancer just got approved, and it's the beginning of 'a big new field of medicine'

The drug, called Kymriah, is a highly personalized cancer treatment called CAR T-cell therapy (CAR is short for chimeric antigen receptor).<p>It's a type of cancer immunotherapy, which harnesses the body's immune system to take on cancer cells. In this case, the therapy removes a person's cells, …

Immune System

How Scientists Think CRISPR Will Change Medicine

With the advent of CRISPR, a new way to edit DNA, the field of genomic technology has never been more exciting. The implications have yet to be seen, …

Genetics

Cure For Cancer? Stem Cell Research Discovery Kills 'Disease-Causing Intruders,' Scientists Discover

Researchers at UCLA successfully created an artificial thymus capable of killing "disease-causing intruders" responsible for the growth of cancerous …

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 to begin revolutionary CRISPR trial on humans

CRISPR has been seemingly all over the place and there’s quite a dispute about the fame, glory and the millions of dollars to be made with this …

Genetic Engineering

Long Extinct Species to Be Revived in the Lab With Powerful New Tools

Bringing extinct species back to life isn’t a science fiction fantasy anymore, even if the technology isn’t quite ready for prime time.<p>The newest …

Genetics

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IN THE summer of 1996 Karen Mycock, a cell biologist, was attending a wedding in the Scottish highlands. Returning to her hotel to change her hat, …

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<i>Winter Olympic Games</i><b>'My costume opened up': Figure skater Gabriella Papadakis flashes nipple after suffering wardrobe malfunction during Winter</b> …

Scientists Transplanted Laboratory-Grown Vaginas Into Women Born Without Them

After receiving the organs, which were "hand-sewn into a vagina-like shape," patients reported completely normal function several years later.<p>For the first time ever, researchers have grown human vaginas in a laboratory and implanted them into women born with a rare disorder. The procedure has …

Wake Forest University

4 Ways Scientists Hope Nanobots Will Make You Healthier

For most people the phrase “medical robot” probably brings to mind the ground-breaking da Vinci surgical system that has revolutionized …

Nanotech