Rob Stein

Rob Stein appears in the following:

A Large Study Provides More Evidence That MMR Vaccines Don't Cause Autism

Monday, March 04, 2019

A study of more than 600,000 Danish children finds no evidence of any link between autism and the vaccine that protects against mumps, measles and rubella.

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Your Questions About Italy's GMO Mosquito Experiment, Answered

Friday, March 01, 2019

What are some of the leading arguments against this experiment? What happens to other species in the food chain? Isn't developing a vaccine a better way to go?

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Scientists Release Controversial Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In High-Security Lab

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The insects were created, using CRISPR, to carry a powerful "gene drive." The mosquitoes could provide a potent weapon against malaria, but they raise fears about unpredictable environmental effects.

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World Health Organization Forms Committee To Guide Editing Of Human Genes

Thursday, February 14, 2019

WHO acted in reaction to a Chinese scientist's announcement in 2018 that he had created the world's first gene-edited babies, a step that highlighted the need for uniform gene-editing guidelines.

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U.S. Scientists Researching Gene Editing In Human Embryos

Friday, February 01, 2019

Despite outrage over gene editing in China that affected the birth of twins, research is underway in the U.S. to assess the safety and effectiveness of CRISPR tools to edit genes in human embryos.

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New U.S. Experiments Aim To Create Gene-Edited Human Embryos

Friday, February 01, 2019

Despite outrage over gene editing in China that affected the birth of twins, research is underway in the U.S. to assess the safety and effectiveness of CRISPR tools to edit genes in human embryos.

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The Unregulated Terrain Of Gene-Editing Technology

Thursday, December 27, 2018

A Chinese scientist's claim that he'd created the first gene-edited babies rocked the world this year, raising questions about the ethics of powerful new gene-editing techniques.

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Surgeon General Warns Youth Vaping Is Now An 'Epidemic'

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a forceful advisory about vaping by U.S. teenagers, saying electronic cigarette use among young people has reached levels that require urgent action.

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Teen Vaping Soared In 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

A dramatic increase in vaping among high school students is the largest yearly change ever seen in a long-running survey tracking substance use and abuse by teens.

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Scientists Say Gene-Edited Babies Claim Is 'Wake-Up Call' For World

Thursday, December 13, 2018

U.S. National Academy of Medicine, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and Chinese Academy of Sciences call for international gene-editing standards. Critics blast statement as inadequate.

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Outrage Intensifies Over Claims Of Gene-Edited Babies

Friday, December 07, 2018

Concerns over a Chinese scientist's claim that he created the first gene-edited babies grow with more questions about whether it worked and the possible harm he may have inflicted on the twin girls.

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Science Summit Denounces Gene-Edited Babies Claim, But Rejects Moratorium

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing issues a consensus on how scientists might responsibly move forward to create gene-edited babies in the wake of a rogue scientist's claims.

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Facing Backlash, Chinese Scientist Defends Gene-Editing Research On Babies

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

He Jiankui, who shocked the world by asserting he had genetically edited twin girls, faced growing criticism from other researchers as he spoke at a scientific conference in Hong Kong.

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Chinese Scientist Says He's Created First Genetically Modified Babies

Monday, November 26, 2018

He Jiankui says he undertook the experiment in order to protect the twin baby girls from HIV. The claim is being met with international skepticism and condemnation.

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Chinese Scientist Says He's First To Create Genetically Modified Babies Using CRISPR

Monday, November 26, 2018

A scientist says he created the first genetically edited babies using CRISPR to protect them from HIV infection. The move has prompted immediate criticism as premature and reckless.

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Probiotics Found To Be Ineffective For Easing Symptoms Of Kids' Stomach Bugs

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Giving probiotics to children with gastroenteritis didn't help reduce diarrhea and vomiting, according to the findings of two clinical trials designed to test the popular products.

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FDA Seeks Ban On Menthol Cigarettes To Fight Teen Smoking

Thursday, November 15, 2018

In its latest effort to curb smoking by young people, the FDA wants to outlaw menthol cigarettes. The agency would also restrict sales of flavored e-cigarettes to reduce youth addiction to nicotine.

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Cases Of Mysterious Paralyzing Condition Continue To Increase, CDC Says

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 252 cases of acute flaccid myelitis and has confirmed 90 cases. One or more viruses is suspected, but CDC says the cause is unknown.

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Doctors Test Bacterial Smear After Cesarean Sections To Bolster Babies' Microbiomes

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

After a C-section, does swabbing a baby with the mother's microbes reduce the risk of obesity and other health problems later in life? An ambitious study to help answer the question is underway.

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Easy DNA Identifications With Genealogy Databases Raise Privacy Concerns

Thursday, October 11, 2018

A majority of Americans of European descent could be linked to third cousins, or closer relatives, using genealogy databases, a study finds. Soon it may be possible to identify nearly everyone by DNA.

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