TS Picks: May 10, 2016

CRISPR therapy not ready for prime time; FDA drops a scope recall; next-generation sleep research; how to shave an ant

Tracy Vence
May 10, 2016

CRISPR associated protein Cas2WIKIMEDIA; EUROPEAN BIOINFORMATICS INSTITUTE, JAWAHAR SWAMINATHAN/MSD STAFF

Selections from The Scientist’s reading list:

  • CRISPR cures? Not just yet, Science reported last week (May 3). “Whenever there’s a new technology, there’s a huge amount of excitement and everybody thinks it will be ready tomorrow to cure patients,” Mark Kay of Stanford University told Science. “It’s going to take some time.”
     
  • Wired on the future of sleep research: “The next step for sleep science . . . will be gathering real-time data from more objective sources: fitness wearables.”
     
  • “The Food and Drug Administration has dropped a recall of some 2,800 scope-cleaning machines in use at hospitals and clinics nationwide despite a finding by a top agency scientist last year that the action was ‘necessary to protect public health,’” Kaiser Health News reported last week (May 6). In November 2015, following a string of patient...

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