A comparison of the genomes of different strains of SARS-Cov-2 suggest the virus is the result of a recombination between two existing strains.
Today, it’s not longer “can we,” but rather, “should we” edit human embryos destined to be born?
Some genes are evolving rapidly. but we still don’t fully understand why fast evolution happens to some genes but not others.
Scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries “free” genetic tests to obtain their Medicare information for identity theft or fraudulent billing purposes.
For about half of people with this condition will eventually progress to kidney failure.
Scores of older Americans who have been targeted in a scam that uses DNA tests to defraud Medicare or steal personal information.
It’s possible to take precancerous cells back in time, so to speak, to identify the genetic mutations that triggered their transformation.
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.