Tag Archives: DNA

Disease-resistant pigs latest win for gene editing technology

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – A British animal genetics firm, working with U.S. scientists, has bred the world's first pigs resistant to a usual viral disease, using the hot…

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Gene summit organizers urge caution on human gene editing

By Julie Steenhuysen WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists & ethicists gathered at an international summit in Washington said it would be "irresponsible" to use gene editing technology in human embryos for…

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Cobwebs Hold Genetic Secrets About Spiders and Their Prey

You may want to think twice before vacuuming up any pesky cobwebs you find around your home — these messy spider lairs may contain valuable information (valuable to scientists, that…

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Ethicists square off over editing genes in human embryos

By Julie Steenhuysen WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Debate over the use of powerful new gene editing tools in human eggs, sperm & embryos grew heated on Tuesday as scientists & ethicists…

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New from the biotech store: an improved gene editing tool

By Ben Hirschler (Reuters) – Scientists have developed an improved gene editing tool that significantly reduces potentially dangerous "off-target" edits, promising an even more precise & efficient system for manipulating…

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Scientists create mosquito strain with malaria-blocking genes

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists aiming to take the bite out of malaria have produced a strain of mosquitoes carrying genes that block its transmission, with the idea…

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Condo board wants pet DNA to track down poopers

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Some Florida condo owners are steaming after their homeowners association asked them to submit their dog's DNA in order to fine owners who don't pick up…

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You Share 70% of Your Genes with This Slimy Marine Worm

People have more in usual with deep-sea worms than one might suspect. Over 500 million years ago, humans & certain worms shared a usual ancestor, & people still share thousands…

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More cases of E. coli in Washington, Oregon expected

SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials expect the number of people sickened by an E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants in Washington state & Oregon to grow while they investigate…

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No More Sticky Mess! Scientists Develop Slower-Melting Ice Cream

Indulging in an ice cream cone on a hot summer day can be a refreshing yet sticky treat. Now, scientists are trying to take some of the mess out of…

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