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Nanotechnology ‘cage’ makes cancer drug safer, more effective

Sharon Begley | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. BIND Therapeutics describes itself ...

California considers funding embryonic gene editing research

Charles Piller | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The California Institute of ...
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FDA issues warning to clinics that offer unproven stem cell therapies

Usha McFarling | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Federal regulators are preparing to crack ...
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Should doctors, scientists stop grouping us by race?

Sharon Begley | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. More than a decade ...

Should Medicare cover gene sequencing of patients’ tumors?

Dylan Scott | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The Obama administration is ...
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Why does ‘heroes of CRISPR’ author Eric Lander have so many enemies?

Sharon Begley | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Genome-sequencing pioneer Eric Lander, ...

Failure to disclose conflicts of interest at heart of CRISPR dispute

Adam Marcus, Ivan Oransky | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A scientific kerfuffle emerged ...
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CDC believes Hawaii dengue outbreak may foreshadow Zika on mainland US

Helen Branswell | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A new report on ...

What will it take for cancer ‘moonshot’ cure to become reality?

Carl Zimmer | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. To anyone who follows ...

US government boosts efforts to identify genes linked to diseases

Sharon Begley | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Federal science officials have ...

Advisory issued to pregnant women after Zika virus detected in Hawaii

Helen Branswell | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The United States has ...

Ancient skeleton discovered with oldest prosthetic foot to date

Ike Swetlitz | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A medieval skeleton found ...
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Could single vaccine treat all types of cancer?

Sharon Begley | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Precision medicine has been ...
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Twins point to genetic component of cancer risk

Ike Swetlitz | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A study of over ...

Is aging a disease we can treat?

Leah Samuel | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Aging happens to all ...

How much does ‘bad luck’ play into cancer risk?

Sharon Begley | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. When a high-profile study ...

Scientists working towards developing universal flu vaccine

Helen Branswell | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Designing a flu vaccine ...
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Scientists can engineer mosquitoes to render them sterile, crashing malaria carrying population

Sharon Begley | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. And now there are ...

Do commercial interests detract from important issues in medical research?

Rebecca Robbins | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. We may owe the ...

New antibiotics produced by surprisingly simple method

Carl Zimmer | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Slava Epstein works in ...

What do experts have to say on dangers, merits of gene editing?

Patrick Skerrett | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Gene editing holds great ...

First ever artificially engineered vocal cords grown in lab

Eric Boodman | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. For vocal cords, producing ...

Can insects be genetically engineered as bioweapons?

Sharon Begley | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. “Gene drives”  have enormous ...

Leading Alzheimer’s theory challenged by mounting research

Sharon Begley | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Drugs that target beta-amyloid, ...

Who is Feng Zhang, one of world’s most influential biologists?

Sharon Begley | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  No one would guess that ...

NIH ending funding for human stem cell research in animals

Sharon Begley | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Over the years that ...

DNA from cancer patients could help treat future cases

Andrew Joseph | STAT | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Cancer patients’ DNA holds ...
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