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.
The regulatory scene in Europe can't seem to look straight at rules for new kinds of genome editing The post Who Wants Disease-Resistant GM Tomatoes? Probably Not Europe appeared first on WIRED.
A new high-resolution sequence of the barley genome could pave the way for better malt. The post You Want Better Beer? Good. Here's a Better Barley Genome appeared first on WIRED.