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Hundreds of Inherited Gene Variants Contribute to Cancer
Abby Olena | Apr 5, 2018
In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers find more than 850 rare, heritable genetic alterations that can predispose humans to cancer.
How Geneticists’ Views Compare to the Public’s on Genome Editing
Bob Grant | Oct 22, 2017
Professionals in the genetics field generally support editing the genomes of somatic cells, mirroring public opinion, but diverge from nonexperts when it comes to germline editing.
Considering Gene Editing
Jef Akst | Jul 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.
Mechanism Behind Extreme Longevity in Some Plants
Kerry Grens | May 5, 2016
Certain plant stem cells rarely divide, a study shows, possibly fending off an accumulation of potentially harmful genetic mutations in some species.