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First CRISPR Clinical Trial Commences
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 15, 2016
Scientists in China aim to treat 10 people with lung cancer with CRISPR-edited cells.
Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 3, 2016
Scientists produce a detailed genomic map of mutations and epigenetic changes associated with smoking tobacco across 17 tumor types.
CRISPR Therapy to Enter Trials
Jef Akst | Jul 25, 2016
Researchers in China will use the CRISPR-Cas9 system to edit T cells extracted from patients with cancer before those cells are returned to the body to target malignant ones.
AACR Releases Tobacco Report
Jef Akst | Apr 7, 2014
Researchers and regulators reflect on the progress that has been made in preventing tobacco-related disease in the 50 years since the publication of the first U.S. Surgeon General’s report.
Catalyzing Lung Cancer Research
Dan Cossins | Mar 1, 2013
March 2013 Scientist to Watch Emily Scott explains her work on a lung enzyme that interacts with nicotine and may serve as a drug target.
Is Cannabis Really That Bad?
Sabrina Richards | Jan 23, 2013
Though some studies point to negative consequences of pot use in adolescents, data on marijuana’s dangers are mixed.
Waking Cancer Cells
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 1, 2012
A protein called Coco rouses dormant breast cancer cells in the lung.
Dan Cossins | Nov 13, 2012
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes