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World’s Largest Cell and Gene Therapy Plant Opens

By Catherine Offord | April 11, 2018

Lonza will employ more than 200 full-time staff to work at the Texas-based facility, the company says.

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Biotech stocks fell in response to the news. 

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CRISPR Proves Promising for Treating ALS in Mice

By Katarina Zimmer | December 21, 2017

The gene-editing tool was effective in disabling a defective gene responsible for some forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. 

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Bacteria-Treated Mosquitoes Released in More Locations

By Kerry Grens | January 17, 2017

Infected with Wolbachia, the insects are expected to reduce the spread of dengue and Zika. But scientists say the approach may have limitations.

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image: A Method to Detect Zika-Blocking Bacteria

A Method to Detect Zika-Blocking Bacteria

By Tanya Lewis | July 5, 2016

A team of scientists confirm Wolbachia can prevent mosquitoes from transmitting the virus, while another group finds a reliable way to detect the bacteria.

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Opinion: Target the Vector

By Mirco Junker | June 28, 2016

Officials’ increased emphasis on mosquito control could benefit public health efforts beyond the ongoing Zika outbreak. 

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Mutant Mosquitoes Deployed to Stop Zika, Dengue

By Kerry Grens | January 19, 2016

A Brazilian town will ramp up the release of insects engineered to shrink mosquito populations.

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image: Ancient Viruses as Gene Therapy Vectors

Ancient Viruses as Gene Therapy Vectors

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 31, 2015

Researchers deploy ancestors of today’s adeno-associated viruses to deliver gene therapies without immune system interference.

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Reducing Gene Therapy-Related Risk

By Kerry Grens | January 22, 2015

In a mouse model of a rare disease, scientists have figured out how to reduce the elevated cancer risk tied to a gene therapy treatment.

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Genes Get in Your Eye

By Ruth Williams | June 12, 2013

Directed evolution of a gene therapy virus vector improves its penetration into the retina.

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