By LAURAN NEERGAARD
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What if your fitness were influenced not only by your activity level but also by your genes? And, focusing specifically on breast cancer, what if one’s risk of getting breast cancer were influenced by one’s inherited capacity for fitness?
For people who don’t get sleepy until 2 a.m., the buzz of an alarm clock can feel mighty oppressive.
Two scientists said this week’s news of the successful editing of human embryos' DNA to erase an inheritable heart condition shows potential in preventing disease. However, both urged caution and said there is more work to be done to ensure the process is safe.
The announcement by researchers in Portland, Oregon that they’ve successfully modified the genetic material of a human embryo took some people by surprise.
Getting a solid night's sleep is crucial not only for feeling good the next day - there is increasing evidence that it may also protect against dementia, according to new research presented Tuesday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London.
A new research paper is stirring up controversy among scientists interested in using DNA editing to treat disease.