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GM Mosquitoes Reduce Dengue Cases in Brazil

By | July 18, 2016

Field data from the biotech company Oxitec show that releasing genetically modified male mosquitoes whose offspring die helped reduce dengue cases by 90 percent in one year.

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image: 23andMe Markets Genome Kits to Researchers

23andMe Markets Genome Kits to Researchers

By | July 14, 2016

Scientists can now buy the direct-to-consumer sequencing product, and research participants can join 23andMe’s database.

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image: Open Letter Leads to Peer Review Changes

Open Letter Leads to Peer Review Changes

By | July 14, 2016

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research will reverse some of the recent changes to its grant-reviewing processes after protests from researchers.

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Considering Gene Editing

By | July 12, 2016

An international committee continues its investigation into the ethical and social considerations of precision DNA editing technology with a public meeting held this morning in Washington, DC.

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Nearly 1,200 scientists are asking the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to undo recent changes to its grant-review process.

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Ancient DNA research suggests that there were two independent agricultural revolutions more than 10,000 years ago.

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image: Treating Cancer with CRISPR?

Treating Cancer with CRISPR?

By | June 17, 2016

A federal panel will review the first proposal for the use of the technology to edit human genes for medical purposes.

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image: Mapping Zoonotic Disease

Mapping Zoonotic Disease

By | June 14, 2016

Researchers aim to predict new infectious disease outbreaks that spread from animals to humans.

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image: Altered Sense of Touch in Autism?

Altered Sense of Touch in Autism?

By | June 10, 2016

A mouse study suggests that disruptions to nerves in the skin may contribute to autism spectrum disorder.

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image: Dog Domestication History Clarified

Dog Domestication History Clarified

By | June 3, 2016

A study suggests that wolves were transformed into man’s best friend more than once, in Asia and in Europe or the Near East.

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