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Nobel Prize for chemistry awarded for ‘genome scissors’
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Nobel Prize for chemistry awarded for ‘genome scissors’

STOCKHOLM (AP) — French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier and American Jennifer A. Doudna have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for…
Japan approves growing human organs in animals for first time
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Japan approves growing human organs in animals for first time

Scientists in Japan will begin trying to grow human organs in animals after receiving government permission for the first study…
First gene-edited babies claimed in China
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First gene-edited babies claimed in China

HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies — twin girls…
Who’s your mummy? Genetic secrets of ancient Egypt unwrapped
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Who’s your mummy? Genetic secrets of ancient Egypt unwrapped

DNA from mummies found at a site once known for its cult to the Egyptian god of the afterlife is…
Possible miscarriage gene found: study
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Possible miscarriage gene found: study

Scientists said on Wednesday they had linked mutations in a specific gene with an increased risk of recurrent miscarriages, offering…
World’s first child born to three parents
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World’s first child born to three parents

The first child with DNA from three parents was born in New York last spring. The birth was the result…
Breast cancer’s spread may be influenced by circadian gene
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Breast cancer’s spread may be influenced by circadian gene

Variations in a gene involved in so-called circadian rhythms that control everything from cell division to sleep may also promote…
Another genetic link to depression found: study
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Another genetic link to depression found: study

Scientists on Monday reported fresh evidence for an inherited risk for depression, uncovering 17 genetic variations which they linked to…
Genes help determine education level: study
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Genes help determine education level: study

Scientists said Wednesday they had identified 74 genes that partially determine how far someone gets in school, depending on which…
Love running? You might have been born to do it says a new study
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Love running? You might have been born to do it says a new study

Findings from a new US study suggest that some people may have been born to run, with a love of…
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