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Genetic testing can catch markers of disease before they’re transmitted to future generations — presenting some would-be parents with a difficult choice.

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Reengineering Life

She’s the first endangered North American species to be cloned

Photo illustration; Image source: USFWS National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center


Reengineering Life

A last-minute Trump administration deal could speed up approval of genetically engineered livestock

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Reengineering Life

Research in mice shows promise for treating progeria, a disease that causes rapid aging and early death

Twenty-year-old Michiel Vandeweert was born with progeria, an extremely rare aging condition. Belgium, December 1, 2018. Photo illustration source: Barcroft Media/Getty Images


Illustrations: Anson Chan

Genealogy databases are leading police to mothers who killed their babies


Errors made while editing could be passed on to future generations


Livestock with gene-edited testicles can help humans survive an increasingly food-insecure world

Goat #1962, a “Super Daddy” goat. Photos: Jon Oatley


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Reengineering Life

The public may be ready for gene-edited babies

Filtered image of a baby against a background of DNA helices.
Filtered image of a baby against a background of DNA helices.
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Reengineering Life

The insects are designed to control diseases like dengue and West Nile

Mosquito
Mosquito
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