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CRISPR Inches Toward the Clinic
CRISPR Inches Toward the Clinic
The gene-editing technology is already in trials for some rare conditions, with more human testing on the horizon.
CRISPR Inches Toward the Clinic
CRISPR Inches Toward the Clinic

The gene-editing technology is already in trials for some rare conditions, with more human testing on the horizon.

The gene-editing technology is already in trials for some rare conditions, with more human testing on the horizon.

disease & medicine, microbiology, ecology
New Species of Ebola Discovered
New Species of Ebola Discovered
Catherine Offord | Jul 31, 2018
The Bombali Ebola virus was identified in bats in Sierra Leone, and there’s no evidence that it has infected people or causes human disease.
Monkeys Pass on Brain Activity Patterns Linked to Anxiety
Monkeys Pass on Brain Activity Patterns Linked to Anxiety
Ashley Yeager | Jul 30, 2018
Humans might also inherit such brain changes, a new study suggests.
UK to Legalize Medicinal Cannabis
UK to Legalize Medicinal Cannabis
Catherine Offord | Jul 27, 2018
Patients will be able to access the drug with a prescription, and there are no plans to allow for recreational use.
Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Symptoms, Reduces Plaques
Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Symptoms, Reduces Plaques
Kerry Grens | Jul 26, 2018
In a clinical trial, patients on the highest injected dose had 30 percent less cognitive decline over time than people on a placebo.
Ultrasound Opens Blood-Brain Barrier in Alzheimer’s Patients
Ultrasound Opens Blood-Brain Barrier in Alzheimer’s Patients
Ashley Yeager | Jul 26, 2018
A Phase 1 clinical trial shows the noninvasive technique is safe and could aid in the delivery treatments to the brain.
Mars Has a Lake of Liquid Water: Study
Mars Has a Lake of Liquid Water: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jul 25, 2018
Radar data indicate that the Red Planet’s southern polar ice sheets cover a 20-kilometer-wide body of water.
Monarch Butterfly Conservationist Dies
Monarch Butterfly Conservationist Dies
Catherine Offord | Jul 23, 2018
Lincoln Brower, an American entomologist famous for his work to conserve the monarch populations of Mexico and the US, has passed away at age 86.
Oldest Evidence of Terrestrial Life on a Young Earth
Oldest Evidence of Terrestrial Life on a Young Earth
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 23, 2018
Microbes were living on land as early as 3.22 billion years ago, fossilized rocks show, 500 million years earlier than previously documented.
Two Fungal Species—One Pathogenic, One Benign—Are Actually the Same
Two Fungal Species—One Pathogenic, One Benign—Are Actually the Same
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 19, 2018
Under one name the species is used in food fermentation, and under the other it is a drug-resistant cause of yeast infections.