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Herpes cure? Gene therapy may work

Infectious disease researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have used a gene editing approach to remove latent herpes simplex ...
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Gene editing reduces deadly viral ‘reservoirs’ in HIV patients

By transplanting blood stem cells that had been gene-edited to resist HIV infection, scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center ...

Aspirin may protect some against colorectal cancer

The link between taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDS, and colorectal cancer prevention is well established, but the mechanisms ...
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US cancer death rates continue sharp drop, down 22% over two decades

In 1991 American deaths from cancer reached an historic peak, claiming the lives of 215 out of 100,000 citizens. In the two ...

New genetic risk factor for inflammation identified in African American women

African Americans have higher blood levels of a protein associated with increased heart-disease risk than European Americans, despite higher “good” ...
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