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
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 Meghana Keshavan, 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 Sharon Begley, STAT
Veteran Affairs whistleblowers face blowback, researchers look for the roots of psychiatric diseases and other stories we're reading now.
By Ryan Connelly Holmes, Michael Rios, Joshua Barajas
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.
By Andrew Wagner
The first results from NASA’s Year in Space brothers are in, and show glimpses of how stressful a trip to Mars could be for the human body.
By PBS NewsHour
DNA ancestry tests in the last decade have helped some African-Americans reconcile with aspects of their identities that might have been obscured during the transatlantic slave trade. Alondra Nelson chronicles this journey in her book, "The Social Life of DNA:…
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