For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases.
The experiment was just an exercise in...
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 10:07 PM EDT
What’s Next: Health Care ‘Vote-a-Rama’ and the End Game
What can be expected from the health care bill? More debating. Senate leaders are expected to have 20 hours debate before a final vote.
When the debate is done, the Senate moves on to what is unofficially called...
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 10:27 AM EDT
Plunging Sperm Counts Called a 'Major Public Health' Crisis
A recent meta-analysis found a 40-year decline in sperm count in a large sample of men across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, NBC News reported.
Researchers from the Hebrew University in...
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 09:52 AM EDT
Scientists Build DNA From Scratch to Alter Life's Blueprint
At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.
But he and his colleagues are cooking up something else altogether: yeast that works with chunks of man-made...
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 07:00 PM EDT
Chipotle's Norovirus Outbreak the Result of Lax Sick-Policy
Chipotle Mexican Grill's recent norovirus outbreak in Virginia was the result of lax sick policy enforcement by store managers, the company confirmed on Tuesday.
The company said in their earnings conference...
A startling new study by Boston University researchers found that after an examination of 111 deceased former NFL players, 99 percent of them had a progressive degenerative brain disease.
The study, which...
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 10:46 AM EDT
Medicaid is a Matter of Life or Death for a 2-Year-Old in Pennsylvania
The health care debate played out inside the home of a Pennsylvania family with a child suffering from a a rare neuromuscular disorder as Senate Republicans continued to weigh which version of their bill will be...
Twin baby girls Paisleigh and Paislyn Martinez were born conjoined at the chest, with their hearts fused together. Doctors from University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital used groundbreaking technology...
Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 07:06 PM EDT
Burr-Hamilton? Angry Lawmaker Singles Out 'Female Senators'
Passions are running high on Capitol Hill — but pistols at 10 paces over health care?
GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas is angry with some fellow Republicans in the Senate who are balking at parts of...