Genetics

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Scientist who edited babies’ genes says he acted ‘too quickly’
Exclusive: He Jiankui stops short of apologising for procedure that shocked the world of science in 2018

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

04, Feb, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Gene editing company hopes to bring dodo ‘back to life’
Company is raising further $150m to pursue research on dodo which became extinct in 17th century

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

31, Jan, 2023 @3:31 PM

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The human genome needs updating. But how do we make it fair?
Healthcare’s standard genome is mostly based on one American. As we enter the era of personalised medicine, this bias has drawbacks for much of the world’s population

Ida Emilie Steinmark

29, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Svante Pääbo: ‘It’s maybe time to rethink our idea of Neanderthals’
The Swedish geneticist on winning the Nobel prize, his laureate father and early man’s sensitive side

Kate Connolly in Leipzig

12, Jan, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘Holy grail’ wheat gene discovery could feed our overheated world
Harvests that form a vital element of the diets of 4.5 billion people are being devastated by global heating. Now research has found a key to create a heat-resistant variety

Robin McKie Science Editor

07, Jan, 2023 @1:43 PM

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Genome sequencing trial to test benefits of identifying genetic diseases at birth
Study with 100,000 babies to look at faster diagnosis of rare conditions and how genetic data might be used

Linda Geddes

13, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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We doctors must improve our approach to rare diseases | Letter
Letter: The mantra of ‘hear hooves, think horse not zebra’ is greatly contributing to diagnostic delays and poor patient experience, says Dr Lucy McKay

11, Dec, 2022 @5:06 PM

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‘Like living mirrors’: what twins’ special bonds reveal about nature, nurture and genetics
A podcast by two brothers and a film about two silent sisters give fresh impetus to the debate about biology and the environment

Andrew Anthony

11, Dec, 2022 @8:15 AM

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DNA from 2m years ago reveals lost Arctic world
Breakthrough pushes back DNA record by 1m years to time when region was 11–19C warmer than today

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

07, Dec, 2022 @4:46 PM

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Genetic engineering could be used to control mouse populations, research finds
Scientists demonstrated that a gene drive can be used to induce female infertility in the common house mouse, an invasive species in Australia

Donna Lu

12, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Genetic tests could identify thousands at risk of heart disease, NHS study
World-first pilot in England helps identify those who could be offered statins, who would otherwise be ‘invisible’ to NHS

Ian Sample Science editor

07, Nov, 2022 @5:08 PM

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The plot thickens: new study reveals complex identity of ancient Britons
Do bones and teeth found in Sussex share characteristics with Neanderthal fossils from northern Spain?

06, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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