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Study Participants Want to Know

By Jef Akst | April 29, 2015

Most people who participate in research that involves genetic testing prefer to be told if they have mutations that increase their risk of treatable disease, according to a large survey.


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Combatting Viruses with RNA-Targeted CRISPR

By Amanda B. Keener | April 27, 2015

Scientists reengineer a Cas9 enzyme that naturally targets bacterial RNA to stymie hepatitis C inside human cells.


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Mosquitoes Play Genetic Favorites

By Jef Akst | April 23, 2015

A twin study suggests that the blood-sucking insects are more attracted to people with certain genes.


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Researchers Edit Early Embryos

By Tracy Vence | April 23, 2015

Investigators in China observed extensive off-target effects when applying CRISPR-mediated gene editing in human zygotes.

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Viral Protector

By Jef Akst | April 21, 2015

A retrovirus embedded in the human genome may help protect embryos from other viruses, and influence fetal development.

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Time Bungles Precision Medicine

By Kerry Grens | April 20, 2015

Personalized pancreatic cancer therapies based on tumor genomics may take too long to prepare to be helpful, according to a small clinical trial.

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Citrus History

By Jenny Rood | April 16, 2015

An analysis of 34 chloroplast genomes reveals how and when modern fruit varieties evolved from a common ancestor.


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Cancer Sequencing Controls

By Ruth Williams | April 15, 2015

Comparing a patient’s tumor DNA sequence with that of her normal tissue can improve researchers’ identification of disease-associated mutations.

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2015 Top 10 Innovations

By The Scientist | April 13, 2015

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2015 Top 10 Innovations: Enter Today!

By The Scientist | April 13, 2015

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