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Mutations may reveal how Tibetans can live on world’s highest plateau
Now, scientists working with the largest-ever sample of Tibetan genomes have discovered seven new ways in which Tibetan genes have been tweaked to cope with high altitude, resulting in higher body mass index (BMI) and a boost in the body’s production of the vitamin folate.
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Doctors who created ‘three-parent’ baby lucky to succeed says UK expert
DOCTORS who created the world's first "three-parent" baby in Mexico were "sailing very close to the wind" and lucky to succeed, a leading British expert has said.
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Programming human cells to follow sets of logical instructions
A team of researchers at Boston University has developed a new way to engineer mammalian cells that allows for programming them to behave in desired ways.
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Pioneering stem cell gene therapy cures infants with bubble baby disease
UCLA researchers have developed a stem cell gene therapy cure for babies born with adenosine deaminase-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency, a rare and life-threatening condition that can be fatal within the first year of life if left untreated.
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Astaxanthin compound found to switch on the FOX03 'longevity gene' in mice
The University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine ("JABSOM") and Cardax, Inc. ("Cardax") (OTCQB:CDXI), a Honolulu based life sciences company, have jointly announced the results of an animal study evaluating the effectiveness of a compound that holds promise in anti-aging therapy.
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Gene editing tried in embryos

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Gene editing tried in embryos
First results in viable human embryos reveal CRISPR’s biggest problem
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Gentle eugenics

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Gentle eugenics
Genetic tools offer the chance to eradicate hereditary diseases. Misused, they could become instruments for prejudice.
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Scientists deploy CRISPR to preserve photoreceptors in mice
Silencing a gene called Nrl in mice prevents the loss of cells from degenerative diseases of the retina, according to a new study. The findings could lead to novel therapies for preventing vision loss from human diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa.
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Study raises hopes for drug to reverse the course of MS
Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast looked at how to repair nerve damage
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