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Ebola Update: More Experimental Treatments, Health Workers at Risk
Ebola Update: More Experimental Treatments, Health Workers at Risk
The number of cases in Democratic Republic of Congo’s latest outbreak of the virus has now surpassed 100.  
Ebola Update: More Experimental Treatments, Health Workers at Risk
Ebola Update: More Experimental Treatments, Health Workers at Risk

The number of cases in Democratic Republic of Congo’s latest outbreak of the virus has now surpassed 100.  

The number of cases in Democratic Republic of Congo’s latest outbreak of the virus has now surpassed 100.  

venom, genetics & genomics, disease & medicine, culture
Girl Had a Denisovan Dad and Neanderthal Mom
Girl Had a Denisovan Dad and Neanderthal Mom
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 22, 2018
Genetic analysis of a bone fragment reveals the girl’s mixed ancestry 90,000 years ago. 
Japanese Authorities Recommend Not Regulating Gene Editing
Japanese Authorities Recommend Not Regulating Gene Editing
Kerry Grens | Aug 22, 2018
Unlike judges in the European Union, a government panel in Japan says transgenic modification and genome editing are not the same.
A Record Year for Measles Cases in Europe
A Record Year for Measles Cases in Europe
Shawna Williams | Aug 21, 2018
The WHO reports more than 41,000 cases in the region in the first half of 2018.
Synthetic Cannabinoid K2 Overdoses Are Rampant. Here’s Why.
Synthetic Cannabinoid K2 Overdoses Are Rampant. Here’s Why.
Ashley Yeager | Aug 17, 2018
NIDA pharmacologist Michael Baumann explains how “unscrupulous vendors” hijacked compounds used in neuroscience and turned them into dangerous drugs.
Entire Bread Wheat Genome Fully Annotated
Entire Bread Wheat Genome Fully Annotated
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 17, 2018
It took an international group of researchers 13 years to crack the code and their efforts are already bearing fruit—one study has pinned down the genes responsible for wheat allergies and sensitivity.
The NIH Loosens Grip on Gene Therapy Trials
The NIH Loosens Grip on Gene Therapy Trials
Kerry Grens | Aug 16, 2018
The agency proposes ceding its scrutiny of these studies to the FDA.
Opinion: Consumer DNA Testing Is Crossing into Unethical Territories
Opinion: Consumer DNA Testing Is Crossing into Unethical Territories
John D. Loike | Aug 16, 2018
Data don’t support many direct-to-consumer products, from telomere assessments to bespoke diets based on genetic sequences.
Reprogrammed Müller Glia Restore Vision in Mice
Reprogrammed Müller Glia Restore Vision in Mice
Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2018
A double gene-transfer therapy transformed the non-neuronal cells into rod photoreceptors in the retinas of animal models of congenital blindness.
Elephants Revived a “Zombie” Gene that May Fend Off Cancer
Elephants Revived a “Zombie” Gene that May Fend Off Cancer
Kerry Grens | Aug 15, 2018
DNA damage kick-starts what was once a defunct duplicated gene, which kills off injured cells.