Helix will sequence your genes for $80 and lure app developers to sell you access to different parts of it

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The approval of gene therapy for leukemia, expected in the next few months, will open the door to a radically new class of cancer treatments

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Grant Armstrong said Charlie’s parents had made the decision because an American doctor said it was too late to give him nucleoside therapy

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It sounds counterintuitive. But the plan is to release millions of sterile male mosquitoes, which will then mate with wild female mosquitoes. The eggs the females lay won’t hatch, researchers say

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Addiction changes the brain in lasting ways, and some brains are more vulnerable than others

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Marcus Hedahl and our Travis Rieder argue that getting a critical mass of climate believers to be appropriately alarmed, may prove more useful in creating the political will necessary to spur bold climate action than would engaging directly with climate deniers

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Laurie Garrett, “Since April, more than 350,000 people have come down with cholera in Yemen, which has killed 1,790 of them. It is an appalling, inexcusable man-made disaster witnessed by a world that seems as impotent to stop the bacteria’s spread in the Middle East in 2017 as it was in post-earthquake Haiti in 2010”

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For more than half a century, scientists have dreamed of harnessing an odd quirk of nature— “selfish genes,” which bypass the normal 50/50 laws of inheritance and force their way into offspring—to engineer entire species. But after all the hype, and fear of the technology’s misuse, scientists are now questioning whether gene drives will work at all

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