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‘Young blood’: Here’s how a plasma infusion could ward off bone brittleness, increase lifespan and reverse aspects of aging

‘Young blood’: Here’s how a plasma infusion could ward off bone brittleness, increase lifespan and reverse aspects of aging

Knowable | 
[I]n the past two decades, the idea of blood as an elixir of youth has leapt from the pages of ...
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Developing a ‘kill switch’ to make CRISPR gene editing more precise—and safer

Nature | 
[Microbiologists] stumbled onto tools now known as anti-CRISPRs. These proteins serve as the rocks to CRISPR’s molecular scissors. And soon, ...
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Viewpoint: Spinal muscular atrophy treatment Zolgensma a gene therapy trailblazer, despite controversy

In August, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave drug manufacturer AveXis, Inc, a subsidiary of Novartis AG, a ...
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Some powerful new cancer drugs trigger diabetes for unknown reasons

The first two rounds of treatment went off without a hitch. But last November, after receiving a third dose of ...
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Brewer’s yeast could be used to produce rare cannabis-derived compounds that treat anxiety, pain

Nature | 
The yeast that people have used for millennia to brew alcoholic drinks has now been engineered to produce cannabinoids — ...
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Lab-grown meat poised for commercial success, but technical challenges may delay its debut

Nature | 
Private investment in lab-grown meat is soaring as companies chase the promise of boundless — and delicious — nuggets, steaks ...

Resurrecting scents that went extinct 100 years ago

IEEE Spectrum | 
Move aside, Chanel No. 5. Scientists have now created a scent that’s even older than the iconic perfume, even if ...

Fighting cancer with help from the body’s internal clock

Washington Post | 
Chi Van Dang generally declines to discuss the science that made him famous. ... Instead of doing so, Dang [a ...

Biosecurity dilemma: Should mega synthetic biology company Ginkgo Bioworks be trusted to police its own industry?

Spectrum | 
Try as a nefarious actor might, it would be near impossible to order the ingredients for making a deadly virus ...

How to ruin cancer’s day

Genetic Literacy Project | 
This article originally appeared at Knowable Magazine and has been republished here with permission. Chi Van Dang generally declines to ...
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Can Joyn Bio’s genetically engineered microbes replace chemical fertilizers?

IEEE Spectrum | 
Big Ag is addicted to nitrogen fertilizers. It’s a massive problem for the global climate, yet it may yield to a ...
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CAR-T engineering of patients’ own T cells for cancer therapy gains traction

Nature | 
The strategy of engineering patients' own T cells for cancer therapy got two major endorsements in late August, one financial ...

Tangled in mystery: How 6 feet of DNA squeezes into nearly every cell of our body

Nature | 
[Leonid Mirny, a biophysicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge,] argues that DNA is constantly being slipped through ring-like motor ...
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Theory behind Alzheimer’s cure remains credible even after drug trial failure

Nature | 
A drug that was seen as a major test of the leading theory behind Alzheimer’s disease has failed in a ...

Call for FDA regulation of U.S. stem cell clinics

Nature Medicine | 
Unregulated stem cell clinics are proliferating throughout the U.S. A case in point is the Cell Surgical Network (CSN), which ...

Mathematician uses genetics in algorithm to find best drug targets for cancer

Nature Medicine | 
The way in which people receive cancer therapy is pretty much the same as it's been for decades: researchers determine ...
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