Genetics

Gene therapy for rare form of blindness wins US approval

Dec 19, 2017

U.S. health officials approve gene therapy that can restore the sight of patients with a rare form of inherited blindness

Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

Nov 29, 2017

Scientists used artificial DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria that produces novel proteins, a step toward designer drug development

Black bears back in eastern Nevada after 80-year absence

Nov 26, 2017

A new study says more than 500 black bears have returned to parts of their historic range in the Great Basin of Nevada where the species disappeared about 80 years ago

Purdue professor receives $5M grant for grain research

Nov 19, 2017

A Purdue University professor has received a $5 million grant to help develop hybrid grain seeds that will resist parasite weeds

AP Exclusive: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body

Nov 15, 2017

American scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in hope of curing a disease.

Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care

Oct 18, 2017

Cancer patients increasingly are having their care guided by tumor boards, which match treatments to gene mutations

Syngenta settles US farmer lawsuits in China corn trade case

Sep 26, 2017

Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta has agreed to settle tens of thousands of US lawsuits by farmers over the company's introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety before China approved it for imports

Wanted: 1 million people to study genes, habits and health

Sep 25, 2017

U.S. researchers want to study 1 million people to learn how genes, environments and lifestyles interact, so they can better tailor health care

Federal judge permanently blocks Indiana abortion limits

Sep 25, 2017

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill plans to appeal a judge's order permanently blocking a ban on abortions sought due to fetal genetic abnormalities and a requirement that aborted fetuses be buried or cremated

The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?

Sep 20, 2017

Gene tests may help gauge who will benefit from cancer immune system treatments

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