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Technologies

3 surgeons performing transplant surgery

Surgeons in New York have successfully attached a kidney grown in a genetically altered pig to a human patient and...

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When desperate parents are looking for medical treatment for their kids, especially their autistic kids, they often do two things...

Screenshot from Genomic Prediction presentation

The first child acknowledged to have been selected as an embryo on the basis of...

iPS Stem Cell

It’s 2036, and you have kidney failure. Until recently, this condition meant months or years of gruelling dialysis, while you...

Policies

Almost a year after his election and in the midst of a global pandemic, President Biden has not yet nominated...

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The 35 directors of the $12 billion California stem cell agency are scheduled to meet next week for a full...

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Photo by Emiliano Vittoriosi on Unsplash

Brendan Ritter, 22, recently discovered he was donor conceived.

When he was told, his...

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There’s growing concern about genetic discrimination in New Zealand – and the lack of Government intervention in this fast-moving field.  ...

Society

Graphic of couple holding embryo

The birth of the first IVF baby, Louise Brown, in 1978 provoked a media frenzy. In comparison, a little girl...

Genetic testing for fun and profit is by now part of the consumer landscape. For less than $100, consumers...

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"Henrietta Lacks" by Crawford Brian is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The chief of the World Health Organization on Wednesday...

Francis Collins

WASHINGTON — Dr. Francis S. Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, holed up in an Airbnb in...

Perspectives

Empty Vermont State House, where the apology was given

Photo of Vermont State House by Don Shall on Flickr

MONTPELIER — Legislative leaders formally apologized on Saturday for Vermont’s...

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Abstract

Since 2019, England, France and Germany have started offering NIPT as a publicly funded second-tier test for common chromosomal...

Sue-meg State Park

Photo by Kirt Edblom on Flickr

Skip Lowry learned the Indigenous dances of the Yurok people as a child by...

Microscope images of HeLa cells colored in green and blue

Family members of Henrietta Lacks filed a lawsuit Monday against the U.S. biotech giant Thermo Fisher Scientific accusing the company...