Genetics

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Can our mitochondria help to beat long Covid?
Mitochondria play a role in many aspects of keeping us healthy – and could be the key to unlocking treatments for chronic diseases, including Parkinson’s

David Cox

26, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Mites that mate on our faces at night face extinction threat
Study of tiny parasites points to gene loss from adaptation putting them on dead-end evolutionary course

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

22, Jun, 2022 @6:41 PM

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Half in UK back genome editing to prevent severe diseases
Survey also finds younger generations far more in favour of designer babies than older people are

Ian Sample Science editor

22, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Life will find a way: could scientists make Jurassic Park a reality?
Just a few years from now, herds of woolly ‘mammoths’ could be roaming the Siberian tundra. Are dodos and dinosaurs next for de-extinction?

Ian Sample

21, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Where science meets fiction: the dark history of eugenics
The scientist and author Dr Adam Rutherford looks at how the study of genetics has been warped for political ends

Adam Rutherford

19, Jun, 2022 @4:30 AM

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For people with haemophilia, most of the world is still in the dark ages
Differences between the UK and India in treating the blood-clotting disease highlight a global medical apartheid

Tarun Gidwani

14, Jun, 2022 @5:30 AM

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How heat damages the DNA of endangered purple-crowned fairy wrens
Shortening of telomeres accelerates ageing process, research shows – a ‘pernicious silent threat’

Graham Readfearn

14, Jun, 2022 @2:52 AM

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One in 500 men carry extra sex chromosome, research suggests
Prevalence in UK study twice as high as thought, putting them at higher risk of health issues

Ian Sample Science editor

10, Jun, 2022 @1:25 PM

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More skin infection, less heart disease: study reveals how being tall affects health
Study of 250,000 people sought to remove confounding factors such as socioeconomic status

Andrew Gregory Health editor

02, Jun, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Research may reveal why people can suddenly become frail in their 70s
Scientists discover ‘catastrophic’ change in blood cell composition, raising prospect of new therapies to slow ageing process

Ian Sample Science editor

01, Jun, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Britain is paving the way for gene-edited food – will the public stomach it?
Twenty years ago, the anti-GM movement had wide backing. Experts say the current mood on gene editing is softer

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

27, May, 2022 @1:03 PM

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Gene editing could increase food security, UK adviser says
Legislation introduced in House of Lords aims to help speed up development of gene-edited products

Linda Geddes and Severin Carrell

24, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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