Genetics

DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack

Jan 13, 2019

Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carry a substantial amount of red wolf genes

AP-NORC Poll: Edit baby genes for health, not smarts

Dec 29, 2018

AP-NORC Poll: Public supports gene editing of embryos to prevent disease but not to create 'designer babies'

Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

Nov 15, 2018

'Castration-free' pigs and hornless dairy cows are the farm animals being brought to life by a gene-editing company

Genetic glitch increases men's risk of impotence, study says

Oct 8, 2018

Scientists say they've located the first well-documented genetic glitch that increases a man's risk of impotence

Studies in healthy older people aim to prevent Alzheimer's

Oct 2, 2018

Two large studies are trying to prevent Alzheimer's disease by targeting the earliest brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still intact

Lab test may identify dangerous gene mutations, study finds

Sep 12, 2018

Scientists say a lab test may help determine whether specific genetic abnormalities are likely to make people sick

Researchers use DNA to ID shark tooth taken from boy's leg

Sep 5, 2018

Researchers say a tooth taken from the leg of a boy bitten at New York's Fire Island has been identified as that of a sand tiger shark

Early results boost hopes for historic gene editing attempt

Sep 5, 2018

Early results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it's too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed

Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

Aug 13, 2018

New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders

Genetics technology could lead to more crops, fresher food

Aug 6, 2018

A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer.

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