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Conditional FDA Approval for Fatal-Disease Drug

By | September 19, 2016

The agency OKs Sarepta Therapeutics’s treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy through its accelerated approval pathway, which requires a confirmatory clinical trial.

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Scientists estimate the risk to fetuses exposed to the virus in utero.

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Manufacturers have not demonstrated the safety or efficacy of 19 antibacterial agents common in hand and body soaps, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Toggling CRISPR Activity with a Chemical Switch

By | September 12, 2016

Researchers design a Cas9 enzyme that cuts DNA only in the presence of particular drug.

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Week in Review: September 5–9

By | September 9, 2016

Environmental magnetite in the human brain; prion structure takes shape; watching E. coli evolve in real time; learning from others’ behavior 

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Ancestries of nearly two dozen indigenous groups in the region reveal a close link between the genetic clustering of populations and the Kalahari Desert’s ecogeography.

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Zika Update

By | September 7, 2016

Virus’s genome to aid in diagnoses; bees caught in crossfire of mosquito sprays; Zika spreads in Asia; US Congress revisits Zika funding

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Theranos Withdraws Zika Blood Test

By | September 1, 2016

The embattled company failed to include proper safeguards, according to federal regulators.

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Tips on how to surmount the challenges of working with CRISPR to manipulate genes in human stems cells to study their function in specific diseases or to correct genetic defects in patient cells.

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Opinion: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods”

By and | August 30, 2016

It behooves the scientific community to reflect on the public’s “Franken-” characterization of genetically modified foods.

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