May 23, 2023

From Birth to Death: Black Americans and a Lifetime of Disparities

(Associated Press) – The health inequities documented in this project have their roots in a long history of medical racism. The AP has collected a small sample of that history related to every phase of life. Read the Five-Part series … Read More

May 18, 2023

Babies who have DNA from three different people born in the U.K. for first time

(AP) — Britain’s fertility regulator on Wednesday confirmed the births of the U.K.’s first babies created using an experimental technique combining DNA from three people, an effort to prevent the children from inheriting rare genetic diseases. The Human Fertilization and … Read More

May 10, 2023

Human ‘Pangenome’ Published, with Goal of Making Genomics More Useful for Diverse Populations

(STAT News) – An international team of scientists has assembled the first human “pangenome” — an attempt to make a more representative reference genome, one that captures almost all the genetic variability residing in the DNA of humans around the … Read More