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Dr. Jason Comander, inherited retinal disorder specialist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston points to a model of an eye during an interview on Jan. 8, 2020.
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AP News
March 04, 2020 - 8:39 am
Scientists say they have used the gene editing tool CRISPR inside someone's body for the first time, a new frontier for efforts to operate on DNA, the chemical code of life, to treat diseases. Read more here.
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Scientist looking at DNA.
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KYW Staff
November 20, 2019 - 5:59 pm
When it comes to good health, good genes can play a big role. Read more here.
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2019 Nobel Prize winners in medicine are Gregg L. Semenza, Peter J. Ratcliffe and William G. Kaelin Jr.
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AP News
October 07, 2019 - 11:09 am
Two Americans and a British scientist won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the body's cells sense and react to oxygen levels, work that has paved the way for new strategies to fight anemia, cancer and other diseases, the Nobel Committee said.
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This image shows a statue reconstruction of a juvenile female Denisovan based on a skeletal profile reconstructed from ancient DNA methylation maps.
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AP News
September 19, 2019 - 11:25 am
Scientists say they've deciphered features of the skull and some other details of a mysterious, extinct cousin of Neanderthals by analyzing its DNA.
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 In this Wednesday, July 15, 2015 file photo, a lesbian couple holds hands in Salt Lake City.
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AP News
August 29, 2019 - 3:31 pm
The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay.
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March 28, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new study from Rutgers has found that binge-drinking can trigger genetic changes that make people crave alcohol even more. Researchers suggest this is...
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Dreamstime
March 13, 2019 - 3:30 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What is most important as far as contributing to long-term success in a relationship? Some would suggest that luck plays the biggest role. Of course,...
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Dreamstime
February 08, 2019 - 3:15 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A British woman is suing her father's doctor because he failed to warn her that her father had a genetic condition. The woman found out her father carried the gene for an incurable, degenerative disease after she gave...
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Dreamstime
January 30, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is no doubt that alcoholism can run in families. Although alcohol abuse can be influenced by the so-called social determinants of health, there is a...
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One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics.
CNN
January 21, 2019 - 9:05 pm
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) -- One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics. Using insurance claims data, researchers...
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