A small clinical trial has shown that gene therapy can safely correct the immune systems of infants newly diagnosed with a rare, inherited disorder.
The short answer is yes.
There are cultural and social factors involved in making a baby into a man or a woman. But biologically speaking, sex starts when you’re a tiny group of cells.
Repeating strings of DNA not easily detected using standard genetic tests appear to cause cases of a rare developmental disorder called Baratela-Scott syndrome.
Some bacteria have an enzyme that can cut the DNA of invading viruses as a defense mechanism. Scientists realized they could use this enzyme to edit human DNA.
Programs to screen the genomes of healthy adults to identify genes that may put them at risk for disease later in life need to be implemented with care so that they do not do more harm than good, says an expert panel.
This isn’t the first time a Chinese team has used the CRISPR technique on human embryos in a way that few researchers from other countries have attempted.
People differ not only in their ability to detect, tolerate and respond to pain but also in how they report it and how they respond to various treatments.
More than 1 in 10 have had genetic tests ordered by a doctor or ordered them directly, a new survey finds. Others say they’re interested, but many have concerns.