Rewriting Life

Reprogramming our bodies to make us healthier.

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CRISPR experts are calling for a global moratorium on heritable gene editing

Some of the biggest names in gene editing want to stop anyone from playing around with cells that pass on changes to the next generation.

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23andMe thinks polygenic risk scores are ready for the masses, but experts aren’t so sure

A new genetic test that estimates your risk for diabetes is probably less useful than standing on a scale.

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There’s probably another planet in our solar system

Laying out two decades of evidence for the mysterious “Planet 9,” a team of astronomers predicts that if it exists, it’s likely to be discovered within the decade.

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The secret to a new drug could be hiding in your genes

Companies are searching gene databases for people whose DNA says they should be very sick, but who aren’t.


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