How to deal with gene editing that turns you into an alien

By David ShusterA genetic engineering technique called gene editing, or CRISPR, has been used to change a person’s genes to prevent them from developing certain types of cancer.The idea is that genetic changes in the body lead to changes in gene expression, making them more susceptible to cancer.But the technology is complex and there are […]


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When will we have an answer to the ‘why’ question about human-caused global warming?

What are the most likely explanations for the global warming that has plagued the planet?What will it take to reverse it?The question is now posed again as scientists try to unravel the cause of the warming that is sweeping the world.For the first time ever, a team of researchers from the US, UK, Germany and […]


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How is epilepsy genetic? Genetic mosaicism of epilepsy and related disorders

Genetic variations of epilepsy are common and can be seen in the eyes of those with the disease, but are also common in the genomes of those who are unaffected by it.The genetic variations of the condition can also cause eye problems, such as retinal detachment or corneal cancer.The conditions also often involve multiple inherited […]


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Genetic drift could boost stocks of protein-based medicines

Genetic drift is causing stocks of medicines and drugs to show up in stocks of older medicines, which are often more expensive than the newer drugs.The problem is most acute in proteins, which contain the building blocks of life.This could lead to the introduction of cheaper versions of older versions of the same drug.A study […]


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How rare genetic conditions affect children and families

The condition of the rare genetic disorder genetic disorders is not common.But in some cases, it can cause devastating consequences.A mother who has two of the most common types of the disorder, Dravet syndrome and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, for instance, is unable to bear a child, and in many cases, her life expectancy drops.Dravet SyndromeDravets […]


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