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TUSKEGEE, Ala. — Decades later, it’s still hard to grasp what the federal government did to hundreds of black men in rural Alabama — even if you’re among their descendants, lighting candles in their memory.

For 40 years starting in...

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One of every three genetic tests examined by a team of researchers at the San Diego Naval Medical Center shouldn’t have been prescribed, a finding that adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that genetic tests are routinely overused...

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BIOLOGY HAS EMERGED as one of the most important technology platforms of the 21st century. With the arrival of the gene-editing...

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Being Human in a Biotech Age, a film series at UC Berkeley organized by the Center for Genetics and...

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Being Human in a Biotech Age, a film series at UC Berkeley organized by the Center for Genetics and...

The prospect of plants that glow in the night gleamed brightly four years ago. And shuffled back into the darkness...

23andMe is getting a re-start of sorts. The company that put direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing on the map hit a...

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A report from the National Academies says scientists alone can't make the call—they must engage with the broader public

Meaningful public debate seems almost impossible in an era of political bubbles isolating us one from another and facts becoming a...

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Sangamo Therapeutics will use zinc finger nucleases to introduce the gene for a missing clotting factor into the livers of men with hemophilia B.

Researchers have edited the human genome before, but always in cells outside the body. Now, biotech...

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DNA is what makes us who we are. In humans, our genetic makeup is 99.9 percent similar to the person next to us, but that tiny 0.1 percent difference is what makes each of us unique — providing us with...

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China appears to be laying the groundwork for the mass collection of DNA samples from residents of a restive, largely Muslim region that's been under a security crackdown, rights observers and independent experts said Tuesday.

Police in western China's Xinjiang...

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