Around 80,000 years ago, a small group left Africa and radiated around the globe, taking with them a subset of their ancestors' genetic variation. Now, that subset dominates genetic and health studies worldwide.
By Vicky Stein
The transplant changed the London patient's immune system, giving him the donor's gene mutation and HIV resistance.
By Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press
Most Americans say it would be OK to use gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases — but a new poll shows they'd draw the line at changing DNA so children are born smarter, faster or…
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.
By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer
By Meghana Keshavan, STAT
Scientists say the data show over and over that early diagnosis of genetic disorders not only saves lives, but can keep long-term health care costs down.
By Sharon Begley, STAT
The DNA damage found in the new study included deletions of thousands of DNA bases, including at spots far from the edit. Some of the deletions can silence genes that should be active and activate genes that should be silent,…
By Ryan Connelly Holmes, Michael Rios, Joshua Barajas
Veteran Affairs whistleblowers face blowback, researchers look for the roots of psychiatric diseases and other stories we're reading now.
By Rebecca Robbins, STAT
A life insurance company is turning to the hot, but still unproven, field of epigenetics to try to bet on how long you’re likely to live.
By Megan Thielking, STAT
Indoor tanning has long been tied to skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the US.
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