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CRISPR Used in Human Embryos to Probe Gene Function

By | September 20, 2017

OCT4 is necessary for blastocyst formation in the human embryo, researchers report.

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A study of a simple marine animal suggests that the common ancestor of cnidarians and bilaterians may have had three germ layers instead of two.

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First CAR T-Cell Therapy Approved in U.S.

By | August 30, 2017

The genetically modified blood cells will be used for patients with a type of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, when other treatments fail.

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image: Gilead to Pay Nearly $12B for CAR T-Cell Company

Gilead to Pay Nearly $12B for CAR T-Cell Company

By | August 28, 2017

The massive sum will buy out Kite Pharma, whose cancer therapy is expected to be among the first of its type approved by the FDA.

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Peanut Allergy Treatment Works Long Term

By | August 17, 2017

Four years after taking a probiotic and peanut protein for 18 months, two-thirds of children in a small clinical trial can eat peanuts with no health issues.

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Immunotherapy Promising for Diabetes: Study

By | August 9, 2017

A small clinical trial demonstrates that peptide immunotherapy can halt the progression of early-stage type 1 diabetes.

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Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness

By | July 26, 2017

The technique, demonstrated in mice using engineered mesenchymal stem cells, has potential for both diagnosis and treatment.

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FDA Votes Yes on CAR T-Cell Therapy

By | July 13, 2017

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel unanimously calls for agency approval of the cell therapy for the treatment of resistant leukemia. 

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In two early trials, vaccines tailored to the mutations in individuals’ cancers appeared to protect 12 of 19 patients against relapse. 

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Research shows that human immunity develops much earlier than previously thought, but functions differently in adults.

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