Opinion: Prevention is the best cure, even for rare genetic diseases. The post A Radical Proposal For Preventing Rare Genetic Diseases appeared first on WIRED.
According to new genetic evidence, public health efforts to contain and fight the disease could have—and should have—gotten started much sooner. The post Virus Hunters Draw a Map of Zika's Spread With DNA appeared first on WIRED.
Medical professionals have raised concerns about whether General Hospital's plotline blurred the lines between disease awareness and advertisement. The post The Tricky Ethics of Big Pharma Soft-Selling on Soap Operas appeared first on WIRED.
No seeds were lost, but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change. The post The Arctic Doomsday Seed Vault Flooded. Thanks, Global Warming appeared first on WIRED.
Easy genetic modification could mean cures for cancer (yay!), kitty-sized pigs (squee!), and, yes, designer babies (ack). The post Crispr Creator Jennifer Doudna on the Promises—and Pitfalls—of Easy Genetic Modification appeared first on WIRED.
A new US-based R&D facility will support Chinese genetics company BGI in its efforts to develop next-next-generation sequencing technologies. The post A Chinese Genome Giant Sets Its Sights on the UItimate Sequencer appeared first on WIRED.
Hiding a gene-editing snipper inside a peaceful virus could treat everything from HIV to cancer. The post How Crispr Could Snip Away Some of Humanity's Worst Diseases appeared first on WIRED.
When does "preexisting" turn to "existing?" More sophisticated and readily available genetic tests make that area greyer and greyer. The post The House Health Plan Makes Your Genes a Preexisting Condition appeared first on WIRED.
An important breakthrough has been made in the eradication of AIDs. Scientists have found they can successfully snip out the HIV virus from mouse cells using CRISPR/Cas9 technology. Right now patients with the deadly virus must use a toxic concoction of anti-retroviral medications to suppress the virus from replicating. However, CRISPR/Cas9 can be programmed to chop out any… Read More