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Restored Sight Fades After Gene Therapy

By | May 5, 2015

Participants of two gene-therapy trials who experienced partial restoration of sight following treatment are now losing their vision once again.

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Duke Settles Negligence Suit

By | May 5, 2015

Participants in controversial cancer trials have “resolved and settled all claims against” Duke University and oncologist Anil Potti, who previously admitted to fraud, lawyer says.

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Mouse Mind Control

By | May 4, 2015

Researchers use chemicals to manipulate the behavior of mice.

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Capsule Reviews

By | May 1, 2015

The Genealogy of a Gene, On the Move, The Chimp and the River, and Domesticated

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Heart Strings

By | May 1, 2015

An animated primer on the harvesting, growth, and administration of cardiac cells to heart attack patients

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Looking for Latent HIV

By | May 1, 2015

Sequencing HIV integration sites suggests that clonally expanded T-cell populations may not be the main source of latent virus.

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Hearts on Trial

By | May 1, 2015

As researchers conduct the most rigorous human trials of cardiac cell therapies yet attempted, a clear picture of whether these treatments actually work is imminent.

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Eye Stem Cell Therapy Moves Ahead

By | April 30, 2015

Researchers inject retinal support cells derived from human embryonic stem cells into the eyes of four men with macular degeneration, bolstering evidence of the experimental treatment’s safety.

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Study Participants Want to Know

By | April 29, 2015

Most people who participate in research that involves genetic testing prefer to be told if they have mutations that increase their risk of treatable disease, according to a large survey.

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Combatting Viruses with RNA-Targeted CRISPR

By | April 27, 2015

Scientists reengineer a Cas9 enzyme that naturally targets bacterial RNA to stymie hepatitis C inside human cells.

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