Sep 26, 2016

Human genome editing

Given the potential benefits and risks of genome editing, the government should develop strict rules to regulate the technique.

Jul 1, 2016

Hundreds of U.S. companies sell unapproved 'stem cell treatments'

Hundreds of companies across the United States are selling unapproved stem cell treatments directly to patients, raising concerns about safety and scams in a fast-growing industry, researchers said Thursday. At least 351 companies across the United States are marketing unapproved stem cell procedures at ...

Scientists propose project that includes making human DNA

Jun 3, 2016

Scientists propose project that includes making human DNA

Scientists proposed a long-term project Thursday that involves creating DNA blueprints for making human beings, a prospect some observers find troubling. The researchers said they have no intention of using these genomes — huge collections of genetic material — to make people. Instead, they ...

May 12, 2016

Study links genes to level of education

Scientists said Wednesday they had identified 74 genes that partially determine how far someone gets in school, depending on which variant of those genes a person possesses. Compared to environmental factors such as diet, family circumstances and opportunity, this hard-wiring has only a meager ...