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DNA test may miss some disease-causing genes - Futurity

Whole-exome sequencing—a technology that saves time and money by sequencing only protein-coding regions and not the entire genome—seems to have blind …

Using CRISPR to Reverse Retinitis Pigmentosa and Restore Visual Function

<i>Summary: Researchers use gene editing to reverse cell degeneration and restore vision in mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa.</i><p>Source: UCSD.<p><b>In mouse</b> …

Cell Biology

Meet CRISPR’s Younger Brother, SHERLOCK

Along with Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, Feng Zhang is one of the inventors of CRISPR-cas9 — or “CRISPR” for short — the cut-and-paste …

Genetics

A New Flavor of CRISPR Could Tackle Some of the Worst Genetic Diseases

Most of the time, when people talk about the cutting edge gene editing technology CRISPR, they are actually talking about CRISPR-Cas9. CRISPR, you …

Genetics

A new CRISPR breakthrough could lead to simpler, cheaper disease diagnosis

The controversial laboratory tool known as CRISPR may have found a whole new world to conquer. Already the favored method of editing genes, CRISPR could soon become a low-cost diagnostic tool that could be used practically anywhere to determine if someone has an infectious disease such as Zika or …

Genetics

Here’s Another Way CRISPR Is Changing Medicine

Gene editing, through a technology called CRISPR, can edit DNA almost as easily as a word processor edits text. Now that system is being used to …

Genetics

CRISPR Will Make Healthy Kids, Not Designer Babies

By<p>Mar 23 2017, 1:14 PM<p>Thanks to the gene-editing tool CRISPR, scientists can now manipulate DNA to make designer babies and fight inherited disease. …

Genetics

Year in review: Breakthrough gene editor sparks ethics debate

A revolutionary gene-editing technology made headlines this year as much for the ethical and societal issues it raised as for the scientific …

Genetics

Marieke Vervoort – and how the right to euthanasia can help some people to live better

Belgian Paralympic athlete Marieke Vervoort, who won a silver medal in the T52 400 metre event at the 2016 Rio games, recently disclosed that she …

Online Privacy

Professor offers basics of bioethics and the law in 90 minutes

Bioethics, the law, and how they pertain to health information technologies, reproduction, and research have raised questions, and often hackles, …

Harvard Law School
Genetics

What exactly is bioethics? How is it linked to our everyday lives? Interview with Eugenijus Gefenas

I would rather talk about a few characteristics of bioethics to explain the discipline.<p>First, I would see bioethics as problematic decisions on human …

A bioethicist embedded in a Harvard lab keeps scientists in check

It’s at the lab meetings every Monday and Thursday afternoon that Lunshof typically learns what might next land on her to-do list. The 50 or so …

InterAct

5 Topics That Are "Forbidden" to Science

The recent changes in Washington do not seem to bode well for fact-driven, scientific points of view on many issues. But there are already a number …

Here's Why Today's Decision On Who Invented CRISPR Matters

In a brief, one-sentence decision on Wednesday, the US patent office handed the patent for the gene editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 to the Broad …

College students almost engineer controversial gene drive

It’s a technology that scientists say could fundamentally alter entire populations.<p>The Pentagon has expressed alarm about what terrorists might do …

These Startups Will Pay You For Your DNA

Patients usually don’t earn any money when they contribute to scientific discoveries and therapies. Some genetics startups want to change that.<p>There’s no shortage of companies that you can pay to test your DNA. But now there’s a twist — some companies will pay you for your DNA.<p>Genos, which …

Explainer: what is nutrigenomics?

“Eat your five-a-day” is a health slogan that has been kicking around since the 1980s. The UK government made it an official campaign in 2003. But …

Genetics

DNA & Nutritional Genomics

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) is served as our genetics instruction and consisted of all the necessary information to build a fully functional human …

Genetics

Antibiotics pit against bacterial biofilms

To read this article log in to your Chemistry World account. Or register now, it's free.<p><b>Registered users can view more of our premium content each</b> …

Antibiotics

XNA: Synthetic DNA That Can Evolve

By swapping sugars in the DNA helix, scientists have created a new kind of genetic code that can function and evolve like regular DNA.<p><b>Every living thing on Earth</b> uses DNA or RNA to carry its genetic instructions for life. These two nucleic acids have different names because they're built from …

The real nuclear deal: Israeli discovers how a protein solves the chaos of reproduction

Human cells have 46 chromosomes that determine who we are — a factory for replication and reproduction that forms our body, traits and aging.<p>Your …

Replication