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Older people are more susceptible to infection, cancer, and autoimmunity than younger people. This may be the result of our immune cells' receiving increasingly random marching orders as we age.

Older people are more susceptible to infection, cancer, and autoimmunity than younger people. This may be the result of our immune cells' receiving increasingly random marching orders as we age.

A biobank from the U.K. releases hundreds of thousands of anonymized medical records and genetic data to scientists, who used it to track down new links between genetics and disease.

A biobank from the U.K. releases hundreds of thousands of anonymized medical records and genetic data to scientists, who used it to track down new links between genetics and disease.

In a proof-of-principle study, Stanford scientists and colleagues used the CRISPR/Cas9 system to modify genes in coral, suggesting that the tool could one day aid conservation efforts.

In a proof-of-principle study, Stanford scientists and colleagues used the CRISPR/Cas9 system to modify genes in coral, suggesting that the tool could one day aid conservation efforts.

The strange skeletal remains of a fetus discovered in Chile have turned up new insights into the genetics of some bone diseases, according to a new study.

The strange skeletal remains of a fetus discovered in Chile have turned up new insights into the genetics of some bone diseases, according to a new study.

A Stanford Medicine article examines CRISPR, the gene-editing technology, and addresses its potential to help with conditions such as sickle-cell disease.

A Stanford Medicine article examines CRISPR, the gene-editing technology, and addresses its potential to help with conditions such as sickle-cell disease.

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Stanford researchers have discovered a genetic "tuning knob" that can enlarge or shrink bacteria across a wide range - and this can be used to fatten up the bacteria to increase their susceptibility to certain antibiotics.

Stanford researchers have discovered a genetic "tuning knob" that can enlarge or shrink bacteria across a wide range - and this can be used to fatten up the bacteria to increase their susceptibility to certain antibiotics.

Protein aggregates in young neural stem cells seem to echo those seen in neurodegenerative disease-- but could they actually be helpful? As the cells age, they become less able to process the aggregates and their ability to activate is dampened.

Protein aggregates in young neural stem cells seem to echo those seen in neurodegenerative disease-- but could they actually be helpful? As the cells age, they become less able to process the aggregates and their ability to activate is dampened.