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Helpful viruses get protected by decoy viruses in the bloodstream. Helpful viruses get protected by decoy viruses in the bloodstream. Maddy Cow

Clouds of decoy viruses help cure genetic disease

The presence of foreign objects, like viruses, in our bloodstream is usually a bad thing. Evolution has created some extremely efficient immune cells that patrol the blood, seeking out material that should…
Depending on the condition a couple risk passing to their child, testing can be offered as carrier screening. Depending on the condition a couple risk passing to their child, testing can be offered as carrier screening. Shirl/Flickr

What’s the genetic disease risk for children of related couples?

Marriages between people who are related is more common than you might think. Unlike what many people think, their offspring are not doomed to birth defects or medical problems. In fact, unless they both…
The mitochondrial genome is passed on by mothers – defects and all. The mitochondrial genome is passed on by mothers – defects and all. Marcos Leal

Safety in numbers: how three parents can beat genetic diseases

Media outlets have been reporting that scientists are planning to “create designer babies” with three parents. Professor Justin St John, Director of the Centre for Reproduction and Development at Monash…

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