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“Genetic Science”

Nov 23, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Just one creature can live in space, and now scientists have found the tardigrade has the highest amount of foreign DNA in its genome.
Nov 20, 2015 10:18 AM ET // Kerry Sheridan, AFP
The FDA's decision came after years of controversy over the fish, an Atlantic salmon injected with a gene from Pacific Chinook.
Nov 16, 2015 06:30 PM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
DNA testing facilities promise parents a peek into their child's potential futures. Too good to be true? Probably.
Nov 12, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Eric Niiler
A gene-editing process called CRISPR-cas 9 could be used to treat a rare, hereditary form of blindness, but should it?
Nov 6, 2015 11:20 AM ET // AFP
A one-year-old girl with leukemia was cured after scientists used a new gene-editing technique to manipulate cells to fight the disease.
Oct 27, 2015 07:01 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Chickens selectively bred to be bigger over a 50-year period show that evolution can happen dramatically during our lifetimes.
Oct 22, 2015 02:15 PM ET // AFP
California-based 23andMe has new DNA kits that will test for mutations that could lead to disease.
Oct 19, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
We might like to think we're in control of who we fall in love with, but our genes have already made the choice for us.
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