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More than 3,500 scientists had signed an open letter to NIH Director Francis Collins opposing the rules change.

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Both higher education and industry associations were advocating for a later implementation date for the Common Rule, which governs human studies.

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CRISPR Trial for Cancer Patients Proposed

By Katarina Zimmer | January 19, 2018

US researchers could become the first outside China to use the gene-editing technique in the clinic. 

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The BMJ inquiry finds that researchers presented only select results from animal experiments when applying for funding and approval for human trials.

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image: New CAR T-Cell Therapy Shows Promise in Trial for Leukemia

New CAR T-Cell Therapy Shows Promise in Trial for Leukemia

By Katarina Zimmer | November 21, 2017

The immunotherapy, which targets CD22 on cancer cells rather than CD19, might prove useful in patients for whom previous T-cell treatments were unsuccessful. 

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image: Man Receives First In Vivo Gene-Editing Therapy

Man Receives First In Vivo Gene-Editing Therapy

By Kerry Grens | November 15, 2017

The 44-year-old patient has Hunter syndrome, which doctors hope to treat using zinc finger nucleases.

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image: Equivocal Findings of Alzheimer’s Trial Using Young Blood

Equivocal Findings of Alzheimer’s Trial Using Young Blood

By Catherine Offord | November 6, 2017

A team of Stanford University researchers say that administering young people’s blood plasma to Alzheimer’s patients could improve cognitive function, but the results have been criticized.

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If approved, patisiran will be the first RNAi therapeutic on the market. 

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image: FDA Goes After Two Stem Cell Clinics

FDA Goes After Two Stem Cell Clinics

By Kerry Grens | August 29, 2017

The agency raided one that was using a stem cell-smallpox vaccine combo, and sent a warning to another to obey best practices.

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image: Right-to-Try Bill Passes the Senate

Right-to-Try Bill Passes the Senate

By Catherine Offord | August 4, 2017

The legislation removes restrictions for seriously ill patients to access experimental treatments that have not received FDA approval.

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