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The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge.
WASHINGTON – If you’re an identical twin who’s always resisted being called a clone of your sibling, scientists say you have a point.
Scientists are seeing promising early results from the first studies testing gene editing for painful, inherited blood disorders that plague millions worldwide, especially Black people.
As founder and CEO of Genetic Veterinary Sciences Inc., Lisa Shaffer is advancing the health of canines, felines and birds through genetic DNA testing.
Plans are moving forward for Selkirk Pharma’s $30 million manufacturing facility on the West Plains.
Spokane-based Paw Print Genetics, a canine DNA diagnostic center, is planning to build a new office and laboratory, according to preliminary plans filed with the city.
Fanciful descriptions of “Narwhal the Little Magical Furry Unicorn” – the puppy who appears to have a tail growing from his forehead – are all over social media. But a University of Idaho professor is here to set the record straight: That’s not a tusk, horn or tail.
A cold case murder trial in Snohomish County will be the first to include genetic genealogy as an investigative tool as law enforcement embraces technology to solve crimes.
In a new study of 450,000 people, researchers identified 351 genetic variants that were associated with chronotype – the scientific term for when a person prefers to sleep and wake.
A grant is helping North Central High School teach students genetics through worm research.
Jon Oatley is trying to devise ways to feed a growing world and to that end, he has genetically modified pigs to be sterile.
U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancer caused by an inherited flawed gene.
After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull off the biblical-sounding feat of helping the blind to see were approved by U.S. regulators, establishing gene manipulation as a new mode of medicine.
A judge will decide next month if the Selah man accused of shooting two MoneyTree employees can plead insanity based on genetics.
Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using artificial DNA to create semi-synthetic bacteria – and now they’ve found the altered bugs can produce proteins unlike those found in nature.
Bighorn sheep living in decades past along Idaho’s Salmon River from Riggins to its East and Middle forks far upstream were more genetically diverse, and the different groups of sheep there were more connected with each other, compared to sheep populations of today.
Three Americans – Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young – have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work on molecular mechanisms that control circadian systems.
In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact – and to finally customize ways to prevent and treat disease.
We used to call it genetics, and, for most of us, it didn’t get more complicated than maybe learning a little about Gregor Mendel’s study of peas in science class and how hereditary traits could be predicted. But mostly it was about contemplating the likelihood our children would inherit Mom’s blue eyes or Grandpa’s big ears.
Scientists at Oregon State University have sequenced the beaver genome thanks to a 2015 crowdfunding effort. The Register-Guard reported that the funding drive raised $20,001 from 103 donors. OSU used the money to pay for research on the genetic code of its mascot animal, the North American beaver.