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US Companies Launch CRISPR Clinical Trial
US Companies Launch CRISPR Clinical Trial
Catherine Offord | Sep 3, 2018
The Germany-based study will test an ex vivo genome-editing therapy for the inherited blood disorder β-thalassemia.
First iPS Cell Trial for Heart Disease Raises Excitement, Concern
First iPS Cell Trial for Heart Disease Raises Excitement, Concern
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 31, 2018
Without knowing the cells’ mechanism of action, researchers question the best way to administer them to patients.
CRISPR Treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Helps Dogs
CRISPR Treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Helps Dogs
Catherine Offord | Aug 31, 2018
Researchers boosted levels of the dystrophin protein to nearly normal levels in a canine model of the disease.
Yale Prof Gets Endowed Chair Four Years After Harassment Finding
Yale Prof Gets Endowed Chair Four Years After Harassment Finding
Kerry Grens | Aug 30, 2018
Fellow faculty members aren’t happy about it.
Limited Meal Times Prevent Obesity in Mice Prone to Gaining Weight
Limited Meal Times Prevent Obesity in Mice Prone to Gaining Weight
Abby Olena | Aug 30, 2018
Even in mice with a busted circadian clock and an unhealthy diet, carefully timed feeding overcomes the rodents’ predispositions for metabolic diseases.
Indian Government Aims to Take Down Predatory Journals
Indian Government Aims to Take Down Predatory Journals
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 29, 2018
A government body that regulates higher education has asked universities for a “white list” of legitimate scientific journals by August 30.
Tiny Tunnels Run from the Skull to the Brain: Study
Tiny Tunnels Run from the Skull to the Brain: Study
Ashley Yeager | Aug 29, 2018
Immune cells travel through these passageways to get to injured tissue quickly, researchers say.
Air Pollution Linked to Decline in Cognitive Performance
Air Pollution Linked to Decline in Cognitive Performance
Shawna Williams | Aug 28, 2018
A study compares verbal and math test scores to air quality measurements in China and finds a correlation.
Wild Horses Can Handle Hurricanes. What About Climate Change?
Wild Horses Can Handle Hurricanes. What About Climate Change?
Ashley Yeager | Aug 28, 2018
Strong winds and heavy rain can sometimes wash the animals out to sea, but shortages of fresh drinking water and food are more worrisome as sea levels rise.