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Spark Therapeutics’s Luxturna would be the first approved therapy in the U.S. that replaces or repairs a defective gene inherited from one’s parents.

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U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO

By | October 12, 2017

The decision to leave the United Nations’ educational, scientific, and cultural agency was spurred by what American officials say is the organization’s anti-Israel bias and lack of commitment to reform.

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Study Raises Questions About Patient-Derived Xenografts

By | October 10, 2017

When transplanted into mice, tumor genomes evolve differently than they do in patients, study finds.

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Gene Drive Limitations

By | October 9, 2017

In lab populations of genetically engineered mosquitoes, mutations arose that blocked the gene drive’s spread and restored female fertility.

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Critics of the proposed curriculum say it leaves out important information relating to climate change and evolution.

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Tissue recipients were treated as “guinea pigs,” says investigation leader.

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Researchers use base-editing to swap out an erroneous nucleotide responsible for a potentially life-threatening blood disorder.

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After Sunday’s federal election, Chancellor Angela Merkel is faced with political parties that disagree on key scientific and environmental issues.

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Canada Names Chief Science Advisor

By | September 27, 2017

Scientists speculate about whether the appointment will mean more funding for research.

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Enormous University Gift Raises Questions over Donor Influence

By | September 26, 2017

The donation to the University of California, Irvine, is slated to fund a new college focusing on what some critics call pseudoscience and quackery.

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