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Week in Review: May 16–20

By | May 20, 2016

Genetic overlap among phenotypes; National Academies on GE crops; hundreds of antibiotic candidates synthesized; an unintended effect of antibiotic treatment in stem cell recipients; giraffe genome; psilocybin shows promise for depression; Senate considers embryo-editing research

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Report: Still Lots to Learn About GE Crops

By | May 17, 2016

A National Academies–led analysis evaluates the impacts of genetically engineered crops—and calls for updated regulations.

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Stem Cell Rules Tackle Human Embryo Editing

By | May 17, 2016

A set of international stem cell guidelines recommends that oversight committees at research institutions oversee all research on embryos.

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Secret Genome Meeting

By | May 16, 2016

A closed-door gathering at Harvard last week hosted researchers talking about synthesizing entire genomes, including that of humans. 

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Genetic Connections Among Human Traits

By | May 16, 2016

A study identifies genetic variants that are linked to multiple phenotypes.

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Review: The End of Sex

By | May 13, 2016

Legal expert Henry Greely envisions a world in which advances in biotechnology obviate the need for sexual reproduction as we know it.

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Week in Review: May 9–13

By | May 13, 2016

Zika causes microcephaly in mice; studying organoids grown from CRISPR-edited cells; chloroquine combats Zika virus in vitro; narrow-spectrum antibotic spares the microbiome; eukaryotic organism without mitochondria found

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Genetics of Educational Attainment?

By | May 12, 2016

In a study of nearly 300,000 people, researchers identify 74 gene variants that are linked with how long subjects stayed in school.

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Mysterious Eukaryote Missing Mitochondria

By | May 12, 2016

Researchers uncover the first example of a eukaryotic organism that lacks the organelles.

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image: Week in Review: May 2–6

Week in Review: May 2–6

By | May 6, 2016

Directing chromosome recombination with CRISPR; breast milk and the newborn microbiome; growing “unculturable” gut bacteria; one reason why some plants live so long; Zika updates

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