Jef Akst

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Finding Phasmids

By | June 1, 2012

Researchers rediscover a giant insect, thought to have gone extinct a century ago, and plan to reintroduce it to its native island off the coast of Australia.

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Messing with HIV

By | June 1, 2012

Sangamo Biosciences is putting a different spin on gene therapy. 

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Targeting DNA

By | June 1, 2012

After 20 years of high-profile failure, gene therapy is finally well on its way to clinical approval.

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Famed Geneticist Dies

By | May 31, 2012

David Rimoin, a medical geneticist and the founding president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, passes away at age 75.

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Cancer Exosomes Promote Metastasis

By | May 29, 2012

Vesicles released by melanoma cells stimulate pro-metastasis behaviors in bone marrow cells.

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Electrified Snail

By | May 29, 2012

Enzyme-coated electrodes turn the tiny invertebrate into a powerful fuel cell.

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GM Crop Field Intruder Arrested

By | May 22, 2012

A protestor is arrested for trying to break into a field of genetically modified wheat at a UK agricultural research station.

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Gene Therapy for Brain Disease

By | May 16, 2012

Delivering a missing enzyme to the brains of paralyzed children with a rare, life-threatening neurological disease restores movement and builds muscle mass.

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Mind Control of Robot Arm

By | May 16, 2012

Two paralyzed patients successfully manipulate a robotic arm just by thinking about how they would move their own limbs if they could.

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Vulva Cave Art

By | May 15, 2012

Engravings of female genitalia in a cave in southern France may be the oldest cave art yet discovered.

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