Boom in gene-editing raises ethics debate

Oct 24, 2015

Boom in gene-editing raises ethics debate


The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle cell, preventing babies from inheriting a life-threatening disorder. It may sound like science fiction, but ...

Oct 16, 2015

Antibiotic resistance threat to patients: study

Spreading antibiotic resistance could have disastrous consequences for patients undergoing surgery or chemotherapy, a study said Thursday. In the United States, up to half of infections after surgery and over a quarter of infections after chemotherapy are caused by organisms resistant to standard antibiotics, ...

Feeding strategy of blue whales revealed

Oct 4, 2015

Feeding strategy of blue whales revealed

The blue whale is the largest creature on Earth and perhaps the biggest that ever lived, so it is no surprise it has a huge appetite. But the strategies this behemoth uses to get enough food has not been well understood — until now. ...

Oct 2, 2015

Link between tallness, higher cancer risk: study

Being tall is linked to a higher risk of cancer, especially for women, said research Thursday drawn from physical and health data for 5 million people in Sweden. For every 10 centimeters (4 inches) over 100 cm in height, the odds of developing cancer ...