Erika Cucchetti

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Meet the First Baby Born After Genetic Embryo Screening

What makes Connor Levy, a baby born on May 18, special is that his genome was sequenced for abnormalities before he was born — meaning the doctors …

Britain ponders 'three-person embryos' to combat genetic diseases

The government is considering whether to propose legal changes that would allow radical new treatments for families at risk of incurable genetic diseases that involve the creation of so-called "three-person embryos".<p>A national consultation released on Wednesday by the UK's fertility watchdog found …

Investigating the real science behind genetically-modified salmon

Though more than 275,000 US farms already harvest some kind of genetically-modified produce, such as soy and corn, having a modified animal for dinner has never been an option.<p>Until now. Genetically-modified salmon are poised to become the first genetically-modified meat protein legally approved …

Genetic modification proposed to save endangered species

Biologists suggest genes might be introduced even from other species to help survival in changing climatic conditions<p>Genetic modification of animals so that they can deal with changing climate and habitats may be the only way to save some of the most endangered species from becoming extinct, …

Proposed Treatment To Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical Issues

The federal government is considering whether to allow scientists to take a controversial step: make changes in some of the genetic material in a woman's egg that would be passed down through generations.<p>Mark Sauer of the Columbia University Medical Center, a member of one of two teams of U.S. …