US Companies Launch CRISPR Clinical Trial
US Companies Launch CRISPR Clinical Trial
The Germany-based study will test an ex vivo genome-editing therapy for the inherited blood disorder β-thalassemia.
US Companies Launch CRISPR Clinical Trial
US Companies Launch CRISPR Clinical Trial

The Germany-based study will test an ex vivo genome-editing therapy for the inherited blood disorder β-thalassemia.

The Germany-based study will test an ex vivo genome-editing therapy for the inherited blood disorder β-thalassemia.

drug development, culture, genetics & genomics
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Sandeep Jauhar&rsquo;s New Book, <em>Heart</em>, is a Personal History
Sandeep Jauhar’s New Book, Heart, is a Personal History
Sandeep Jauhar | Sep 1, 2018
In this adapted excerpt from the book, the author relays the past, present, and future of artificial hearts.
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.
Infographic: Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with CRISPR
Infographic: Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with CRISPR
Sandeep Ravindran | Aug 30, 2018
The disease is caused by mutations in a single gene. Can gene editing fix the problem?
Gene Editing Could One Day Treat Muscle Disorders
Gene Editing Could One Day Treat Muscle Disorders
Sandeep Ravindran | Aug 30, 2018
Scientists race to develop CRISPR therapies that could save the lives of kids with muscle-wasting conditions.
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.
Two CAR T-Cell Therapies Greenlighted in Europe
Two CAR T-Cell Therapies Greenlighted in Europe
Jef Akst | Aug 28, 2018
Cancer treatments from Novartis and Gilead earn approval from EU regulators, but a first pass by the UK’s state-funded health service finds CAR T is too expensive. 
Image of the Day: Kaleidoscope
Image of the Day: Kaleidoscope
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 27, 2018
A single transcription factor regulates a harlequin ladybird’s colors.
Girl Had a Denisovan Dad and Neanderthal Mom
Girl Had a Denisovan Dad and Neanderthal Mom
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 22, 2018
Genetic analysis of a bone fragment reveals the girl’s mixed ancestry 90,000 years ago.