Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation
Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation
He Jiankui says he has successfully used CRISPR-Cas9 to tweak the genes of twins born earlier this month. Some independent experts are dubious.
Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation
Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation

He Jiankui says he has successfully used CRISPR-Cas9 to tweak the genes of twins born earlier this month. Some independent experts are dubious.

He Jiankui says he has successfully used CRISPR-Cas9 to tweak the genes of twins born earlier this month. Some independent experts are dubious.

Lost Colony, disease & medicine, immunology
Researchers Develop New Strategy for Detecting Consciousness
Researchers Develop New Strategy for Detecting Consciousness
Abby Olena | Nov 21, 2018
The EEG-based method could help clinicians identify patients with severe brain injuries who are actually capable of some cognitive function, despite appearing unresponsive.
Image of the Day: Pipelines
Image of the Day: Pipelines
Shawna Williams | Nov 19, 2018
Collagen tunnels through mouse lymph nodes ferry antibodies into the bloodstream.
Parkinson’s Patient Transplanted with Neurons Derived from iPSCs
Parkinson’s Patient Transplanted with Neurons Derived from iPSCs
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 14, 2018
This is the first time researchers have tested the use of the reprogrammed stem cells in the human brain.
Low-Gluten Diet Alters the Human Microbiome
Low-Gluten Diet Alters the Human Microbiome
Catherine Offord | Nov 13, 2018
A study of Danish adults reveals moderate changes in the abundance of multiple gut bacteria species, but the results might not be due to reduced gluten per se.
Ebola Clinical Trial to Begin Amid Outbreak in DRC
Ebola Clinical Trial to Begin Amid Outbreak in DRC
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 12, 2018
The study will examine the efficacy of four drugs—an antiviral and three monoclonal antibodies—that are already being used to treat patients in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Fecal Transplant Heals Colitis Caused by Immunotherapy
Fecal Transplant Heals Colitis Caused by Immunotherapy
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 12, 2018
A case study of two patients with advanced cancer shows it might be possible to avoid a common and severe side effect of immunotherapy treatment.
First Universal Flu Vaccine to Enter Phase 3 Trial
First Universal Flu Vaccine to Enter Phase 3 Trial
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 12, 2018
Numerous experimental vaccines that aim to provide multi-season protection are in human studies.
Without Action, Drug-Resistant “Superbugs” Will Kill Millions in Europe
Without Action, Drug-Resistant “Superbugs” Will Kill Millions in Europe
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 8, 2018
A report also concludes that an investment of $2 per person per year could forestall that fate.
People at Rest Burn More Calories in the Afternoon
People at Rest Burn More Calories in the Afternoon
Shawna Williams | Nov 8, 2018
Circadian rhythms heavily influence how our bodies use energy, a small study suggests.