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A potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market, the Food and Drug Administration says.
2016/1/15
Researchers have succeeded for the first time in reversing a degenerative illness in mice, using a revolutionary gene-editing technique that one day may help cure similar diseases in humans.
2016/1/2
Scientists debate boundaries and ethics of gene editing amid fast-moving field
Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering -- a promise of cures for intractable diseases along with anxiety about designer babies.
2015/12/2
Loneliness can increase the risk of premature death by 14 percent in older adults, according to a study published Monday that posits a physiological basis for the phenomenon.
2015/11/25
Rite Aid adds prescription analysis to genetic test
Rite Aid is giving patients a chance to peek over their doctor's shoulder with genetic tests that help determine the effectiveness of some prescriptions.
2015/11/14
Two years after personal genetics startup 23andMe was ordered by U.S. authorities to stop selling its DNA test kits, a revamped product has gained market approval, the company said Wednesday.
2015/10/23
Foetuses burdened with a crippling form of brittle-bone disease will receive stem-cell treatment early next year in a pioneering trial, the lead researcher told AFP on Monday.
2015/10/14
Scientists said Wednesday they had grown rudimentary human kidney tissue from stem cells, a key step towards the Holy Grail of fully functional, lab-made transplant organs.
2015/10/9
The furor in the U.S. Congress over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S. scientists have been using such cells for decades to develop vaccines and seek treatments for a host of ailments, from vision loss and neurological disorders to cancer and AIDS.
2015/8/12
Aristotle may have been more on the money than he realized in saying man is a political animal, according to research published Wednesday linking genes with liberal or conservative leanings.
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