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.

genetics & genomics, NIH, ecology
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.
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.
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.
US Senate Passes Spending Bill Granting NIH $39.1 Billion
US Senate Passes Spending Bill Granting NIH $39.1 Billion
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 27, 2018
Alzheimer’s disease will receive $2.3 billion, the biggest chunk of change devoted to one of the NIH’s various interests.
Culling Wildlife for the Sake of Research
Culling Wildlife for the Sake of Research
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 27, 2018
A case in which the University of Florida killed birds to protect crop research raises questions on the ethics of field studies’ potential side effects.
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.
Francis Collins Pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen
Francis Collins Pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen
Ashley Yeager | Aug 24, 2018
Duped into an interview with the comedian, the NIH director caught on to the joke and seized it as a teaching opportunity.
Image of the Day: Fire Alarm
Image of the Day: Fire Alarm
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 24, 2018
Bats use both echolocation and vision to avoid eating unpleasant fireflies.
Japanese Authorities Recommend Not Regulating Gene Editing
Japanese Authorities Recommend Not Regulating Gene Editing
Kerry Grens | Aug 22, 2018
Unlike judges in the European Union, a government panel in Japan says transgenic modification and genome editing are not the same.