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‘To come close to death… you become more aware of just how precious your time is’ – Brian Kennedy is now cancer-free

Brian Kennedy on Cutting Edge, RTE One Brian Kennedy working out Photo: Damien Eagers Brian Kennedy was diagnosed last year. Photo: Dave Meehan Brian Kennedy Brian Kennedy ‘To come close to death… you become more aware of just how precious your time is’ – Brian Kennedy is now cancer-free Independent.ie Brian Kennedy was well aware… Read More »

CRISPR gene-edited babies may be at increased risk of early death, study finds

When using CRISPR or other gene modifying technologies “we should be very careful in considering all the possible effects of a mutation,” Rasmus Nielsen, a co-author of the new study and a professor in the department of integrative biology at University of California, Berkeley, told CNN. “One mutation doesn’t mean one effect.” His new study… Read More »

Genetic variants may put some athletes at higher risk of sudden death

Sickle cell anaemia makes red blood cells an elongated sickle shape rather than roundedEye of Science/Science Photo Library By Clare Wilson A cluster of unexplained deaths of US athletes while exercising could be down to several genes that affect the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen. The findings could be turned into a… Read More »