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In a pair of clinical studies of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, participants reported positive changes to their moods and outlooks.

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First CRISPR Clinical Trial Commences

By | November 15, 2016

Scientists in China aim to treat 10 people with lung cancer with CRISPR-edited cells.

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Amyloid Designed to Inactivate Cancer-Related Protein

By | November 14, 2016

Researchers build a peptide that causes a receptor to form toxic, amyloid-like clumps in cells.

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image: More Success Fixing Sickle Cell Gene with CRISPR

More Success Fixing Sickle Cell Gene with CRISPR

By | November 9, 2016

Researchers say they have sufficient in vitro and animal data to apply for human testing.

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Five Oncoviruses Debut On NIH Carcinogen List

By | November 7, 2016

Seven newly evaluated substances, including five oncoviruses, have been added to the US National Institutes of Health’s 14th Report on Carcinogens.

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Family members with a certain gene variant had unnecessary interventions, highlighting the potential hazards of precision medicine.

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Zika Update

By | October 24, 2016

Virus’s effect on RNA methylation; identifying brain cells targeted by Zika; virus found in vaginal secretions for two weeks after infection; updated CDC recommendations for Miami

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Week in Review: October 17–21

By | October 21, 2016

Report finds that pathologist involved in anonymous defamation case committed multiple acts of misconduct; growing eggs from stem cells; neutrophils’ role in metastasis; convergent evolution in birds

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The Cancer Moonshot initiative has been successful in drawing private-sector partners for improving data-sharing among researchers, but the project has yet to mature.

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image: Cuban-U.S. Research Collaborations Easier Now

Cuban-U.S. Research Collaborations Easier Now

By | October 18, 2016

President Obama’s executive actions remove some of the red tape for American and Cuban scientists to work together.

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