The DNA company is releasing a genetic test to predict whether a person is likely to get diabetes, but it’s of limited use to many high-risk people.
The same genetic defect used to cure two men of HIV was the target of unethical edits made by He Jiankui to produce the Crispr babies. New research on CCR5 suggests eliminating it in adults could be part of an ethical, practical cure.
Some of those sequences are worth millions of dollars, but fortunately the hack isnÃ¢â‚¬t easy to deployÃ¢â‚¬â€�yet.
Geneology is about to send a lot more people to jail.
A major election, holiday travel, and violent clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo are confounding all attempts to contain Ebola’s spread.
A Dutch couple is traversing Antarctica in their Solar Voyager, which they 3-D printed from upcycled plastic and power with 10 solar panels.
Indigo Ag, known for its microbe-coated seeds, is acquiring geospatial data startup TellusLabs to use satellites to learn every last thing about its farmers’ fields.
Even Crispr babies have a global supply chain.
Chinese researcher He Jiankui, who earlier claimed to have gene-edited twin baby girls, now says there’s another pregnancy with a Crispr’d embryo.
He Jiankiu, a Chinese researcher who claims to have edited the DNA of twin babies, now born, also published ethics guidelines directly contradicting his work.
At the Gladstone Institutes, Crispr pioneer Jennifer Doudna is trying to make genome editing a routine procedure.
Cornell scientist Brian Wansink rocketed to fame by crafting easy, appealing rules on how to avoid overeating. Turns out, though, they’re probably not all true.
Veritas is offering DNA reading, cheap, for two days. But most consumers don’t understand the difference between that and a 23andMe test.
Two different marketplaces for genetic data, Nebula and EncrypGen, recently launched with the promise of better protections for their users.
With the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continuing to spread, neighboring Uganda deploys its health care defenses.
Major environmental ballot measures passed in Florida and Nevada, but not in Washington and Arizona.
Alphabet’s longevity lab Calico trawled through Ancestry’s massive genealogy database to study human longevity—and found that DNA matters less than people have long believed.
Dogs have been trained to detect a dozen human diseases—most recently, malaria—but even these pups may ultimately find their jobs replaced by machines.
No amount of speedy Ebola testing and treatment can match the marauding militias currently tearing up the Democratic Republic of Congo.
It’s still too expensive and unproven, but it has the potential to prevent antibiotic overuse and keep people healthy.