DNA

Gene Editing
AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein
December 29, 2018 - 11:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans say it would be OK to use gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases — but a new poll finds they'd draw the line at changing DNA so children are born smarter, faster or taller. A month after startling claims of the births of the...
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In this Oct. 9, 2018, photo, Qin Jinzhou, an embryologist who was part of the team working with scientist He Jiankui, adjusts a microplate containing embryos that have been injected with Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA at a lab in Shenzhen.
AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein
November 29, 2018 - 11:46 am
By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer HONG KONG (AP) — China's government ordered a halt Thursday to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies, as a group of leading scientists declared that it's still too soon to try to make permanent...
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In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, He Jiankui speaks during an interview at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province.
AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein
November 26, 2018 - 11:09 am
By Marilyn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life. If true, it...
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Joan and Gary Deal with their son Jason.
New Jersey State Police
Kristen Johanson
November 01, 2018 - 1:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey investigators are renewing their push to find the person or persons responsible for brutally murdering a young family 40 years ago. The Deal family was found with their throats slashed inside their Atlantic County home in October 1978. Detectives hope that...
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A member of FDNY salutes after placing a flower at the 9/11 Memorial during a ceremony commemorating the 23rd anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, in New York, the United States, Feb. 26, 2016.
Xinhua/Wang Lei
Kristen Johanson
September 10, 2018 - 9:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Seventeen years have passed since 9/11. Over the last two decades, scientists have made significant strides in DNA technology that have since helped identify victims in the terror attacks. So far, 60 percent of the World Trade Center victims have been identified, and...
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epigenetic changes
July 31, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- They are called epigenetic changes. Exposure to chemicals and other environmental toxins that can induce changes in sperm, which in descendants can cause infertility...
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series of artist renderings of the "Fairmount Park Rapist"
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
July 12, 2018 - 5:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This Friday marks 15 years since the body of young medical student Rebecca Park was found along Conshohocken Avenue in West Fairmount Park. The 30-year-old was the second of four victims attacked by a man the police have deemed the "Fairmount Park Rapist." Now, there...
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Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman announces charges in a 1992 cold case killing during a news conference at the Lancaster County Courthouse in Lancaster, Pa., Monday, June 25, 2018.
AP Photo/Mark Scolforo
June 27, 2018 - 12:09 pm
By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — The man charged this week with strangling a young elementary school teacher in 1992 had built a thriving business as a DJ that put him regularly in front of children, and it was at an elementary school gig last month that detectives...
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DNA
May 28, 2018 - 3:15 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions​ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Golden State killer was finally found forty years after his murder, rape, and burglary crime spree began, and it was his family who unwittingly turned him in. According to news reports, investigators searched...
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