Allison Snow writes, “When I first learned about Mice Against Ticks, I was shocked but also intrigued… The outcome of this radical intervention might influence how society views the acceptability of altering the genes of other animals, and perhaps even our own.”

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Kevin Esvelt of MIT writes, “The epidemic of Lyme disease is an ecological problem of our own making: We have inadvertently altered our environment to maximize the number of infected ticks. The question today is whether we should consider altering the genomes of wild animals to undo that mistake.”

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Gender discrimination in science doesn’t just affect women scientists. It also skews the results of animal research, as a new paper out this week describes. Animals used in experiments are still overwhelmingly male, thanks to outdated stereotypes that hormones like estrogen can distort an experiment’s findings

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The race for the cure to aging sparks hope and hype among top scientists — plus billions of dollars in investment.

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Kim Cooper and Hannah Grunwald write, “As mouse geneticists, we spend a lot of time waiting for mice to make more mice.”

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Advance reveals genetic factors that require mammals to reproduce using two sexes

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Nearly 40 years after surgeons first operated on fetuses to cure devastating abnormalities, researchers have taken the first step toward curing genetic disease before birth via genome editing: scientists reported on Monday

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