Giant Trash Collector Launched to Scoop Up Ocean Waste
Giant Trash Collector Launched to Scoop Up Ocean Waste
The 600-meter-long structure will tackle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—a huge buildup of trash floating between California and Hawaii—but not everyone thinks it will work.
Giant Trash Collector Launched to Scoop Up Ocean Waste
Giant Trash Collector Launched to Scoop Up Ocean Waste

The 600-meter-long structure will tackle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—a huge buildup of trash floating between California and Hawaii—but not everyone thinks it will work.

The 600-meter-long structure will tackle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—a huge buildup of trash floating between California and Hawaii—but not everyone thinks it will work.

opinion, ecology, conservation, clinical trials
Early Results of First In Vivo Gene-Editing Trial Encouraging
Early Results of First In Vivo Gene-Editing Trial Encouraging
Kerry Grens | Sep 5, 2018
Two patients who received Sangamo’s zinc finger–based treatment for Hunter syndrome have lower biomarkers of the condition, but no signs of new enzyme production.
Adult Cardiac Stem Cells Don’t Exist: Study
Adult Cardiac Stem Cells Don’t Exist: Study
Diana Kwon | Sep 5, 2018
A mouse study adds to the growing body of work disputing the ability of progenitor cells to regenerate muscle tissue in adult mammals’ hearts.
US Companies Launch CRISPR Clinical Trial
US Companies Launch CRISPR Clinical Trial
Catherine Offord | Sep 3, 2018
The Germany-based study will test an ex vivo genome-editing therapy for the inherited blood disorder β-thalassemia.
First iPS Cell Trial for Heart Disease Raises Excitement, Concern
First iPS Cell Trial for Heart Disease Raises Excitement, Concern
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 31, 2018
Without knowing the cells’ mechanism of action, researchers question the best way to administer them to patients.
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.
Opinion: Poor Science Contributes to Delhi’s Air Pollution Crisis
Opinion: Poor Science Contributes to Delhi’s Air Pollution Crisis
Shekhar Chandra | Aug 28, 2018
The sources of pollution are not known yet because of incomplete data collection.
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: Fire Alarm
Image of the Day: Fire Alarm
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 24, 2018
Bats use both echolocation and vision to avoid eating unpleasant fireflies.
Opinion: A Modest Proposal to Address NIH Insanity
Opinion: A Modest Proposal to Address NIH Insanity
Henry J. Rozycki | Aug 22, 2018
Silicon Valley’s early-stage funding model could address a dearth of opportunities for young investigators just launching new projects.