Genetics

UN calls for global database of human gene editing research

The World Health Organization issued new recommendations Monday on human genome editing, calling for a global registry to track "any form of genetic manipulation" and proposing a whistle-blowing mechanism to raise concerns ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers zero in on longer lockdowns to crush COVID-19

The NSW Government faces a high-pressure decision this week about whether to relax current restrictions because of the latest COVID-19 outbreak, according to an expert from The Australian National University (ANU).

Psychology & Psychiatry

Have a pandemic plan? Most people did not

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, medical experts have stressed the importance of having a plan in the event of a positive test result. Where should you self-isolate? Do you have personal protective equipment ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

South Korea's cases jump to 1,200 amid slow vaccination

South Korea on Wednesday reported 1,212 new cases, a steep rise in coronavirus infections unseen since the winter outbreak as it slips into another surge while most of its people are still unvaccinated.