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A video game for ADHD? We’re still waiting to see what the FDA thinks

Rebecca Robbins | 
In mid-2018, the startup Akili Interactive Labs asked the Food and Drug Administration to let it do something that’s never ...
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Refining CAR-T therapy could halt ‘violent, life-threatening’ immune reactions

Sharon Begley | 
CAR-T cells that have been so successful against some leukemias and lymphomas often cause a violent and even life-threatening immune ...
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Aging is ‘truly personal’: You could have the immune system of a teenager and the metabolism of a 50-year-old

Sharon Begley | 
One 50-year-old has the nimble metabolism of a teenager, while another’s is so creaky he developed type 2 diabetes — ...
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Psychedelics have ‘extraordinarily potent’ anti-inflammatory power. Is there a place for them in mainstream medicine?

Shlomi Raz | 
Research on psychedelics, which have been profoundly stigmatized, highly restricted, and tragically undeveloped for more than half a century, is ...
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Some patients in vegetative states have functioning minds. Keeping them alive may amount to ‘torture’

Jacob Appel | 
[Researchers] have convincingly demonstrated that a subset of individuals in persistent vegetative states have meaningfully functioning minds — even as ...
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‘We need it now’: Why precision medicine isn’t doing enough for children with cancer

Gwen Nichols | 
Precision medicine, the concept of giving the right treatment to the right patient at the right time, is flourishing in ...
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CBD fraud? Fate of controversial CBD industry could be decided by lawsuits alleging misleading marketing

Nicholas Florko | 
Since the Food and Drug Administration can’t figure out whether supplements that contain cannabidiol, the marijuana-adjacent oil known as CBD, are ...
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Rapid genetic sequencing marks key step in China’s efforts to contain mysterious new viral outbreak

Helen Branswell | 
Chinese scientists have recovered a previously unknown virus from an infected individual and generated a full genetic sequence of it, ...
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Second opinion? Google AI spots breast cancer more accurately than radiologists, in trial

Erin Brodwin | 
Researchers at Google, working alongside experts at Northwestern University and three British medical institutions, have created an AI model that ...
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Viewpoint: In 100 years, we’ll be honoring controversial CRISPR scientist He Jiankui

Josiah Zayner | 
When I saw the news that He Jiankui and colleagues had been sentenced to three years in prison for the first human ...
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Would the US prosecute a rogue scientist like China’s He Jiankui who illegally gene edited an embryo?

Josephine Johnston | 
13 months after He Jiankui announced that he had created the world’s first gene-edited babies, the Chinese scientist was sentenced to ...
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We can’t embrace machine learning in healthcare without ‘serious vetting’ of the underlying data

Sherri Rose | 
Given that machine learning in the health domain can have a direct impact on people’s lives, broad claims emerging from ...
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Controversial treatment for dwarfism meets clinical trial goals. Is FDA approval coming?

Damian Garde | 
A treatment for the most common cause of dwarfism met its goal of increasing height in a pivotal study, the ...
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Future of amputations? New technique may help patients move prosthetic limbs like real ones

Gideon Gill | 
On this November morning, [surgeon Jason] Souza and Walter Reed’s director of surgery, Dr. Kyle Potter, have met Carty at ...
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Rethinking Huntington’s: Disease may have origins in the womb

Sharon Begley | 
From the first days of the tiny lab-grown organs’ development, primitive “progenitor cells” romped out of their birthplaces in the ...
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‘Proteomic clock’ could measure our true biological age through a blood test

Andrew Joseph | 
A few hundred of the thousands of proteins circulating in our blood turn out to be a fairly accurate forecaster ...
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Viewpoint: Battling antibiotic resistance requires ‘detection, prevention, innovation’ to counter rising threats

Alex Azar II, Robert Redfield | 
The latest Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report, recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows that antibiotic-resistant (AR) infections ...
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Two promising Ebola drugs ‘dramatically reduced’ risk of dying from disease

Helen Branswell | 
Final data from a landmark clinical trial of four Ebola therapies conducted in the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the ...
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Bluebird Bio defends as ‘simple and human’ its pricing of costly gene therapy for beta thalassemia

Nick Leschly | 
[J]ust as we spent the past years cracking the code to make gene therapy work, we now need to work ...
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Second RNAi-based drug gains FDA approval, targeting rare genetic condition causing severe abdominal pain

Kate Sheridan | 
The FDA has approved the second-ever drug based on a Nobel prize-winning technique known as RNA interference, Alnylam’s givosiran. The ...
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CRISPR therapy demonstrates ‘real curative potential’ for sickle cell disease, beta thalassemia

Adam Feuerstein, Sharon Begley | 
The first two patients to receive a CRISPR-based treatment for the inherited blood disorders sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia ...
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Campaign in France to loosen ban on direct-to-consumer DNA testing gains traction

Eric Boodman | 
The French ban on direct-to-consumer genetic testing is part of the country’s bioethics laws, which legislators are supposed to revise every ...
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Why lumping transgender teens into a single group in mental health studies is missing an opportunity to help them

Megan Thielking | 
The disparities are staggering: A growing body of research suggests that transgender teens experience suicidal thoughts and attempt to take ...
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Patient’s ‘serious’ kidney injury halts gene therapy trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Adam Feuerstein | 
The Food and Drug Administration has halted a clinical trial involving a Duchenne muscular dystrophy gene therapy from Solid Biosciences ...
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CRISPR prime editing: Broad Institute biochemist David Liu discusses pros, cons and off-target effects

David Liu, Sharon Begley | 
STAT invited readers to submit questions to [biochemist David] Liu on the new [CRISPR prime] technology. He also received some ...
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Viewpoint: AI can revolutionize drug development if we can learn to trust it

Alix Lacoste | 
The pharmaceutical industry is facing a crisis is R&D. About 50% of late-stage clinical trials fail due to ineffective drug targets, ...
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Animal safety concerns prompt FDA to halt study testing Zolgensma gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy

Adam Feuerstein | 
The Food and Drug Administration has halted a clinical trial of Novartis’ Zolgensma gene therapy due to a safety concern ...
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China’s new seaweed-based Alzheimer’s therapy raises hopes—and questions about safety, effectiveness

Andrew Joseph | 
Chinese regulators have granted conditional approval to an Alzheimer’s drug that is derived from seaweed, potentially shaking up the field ...