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400 children worldwide are born each year with ‘fast-aging disease’ – Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome. Now CRISPR offers hope

400 children worldwide are born each year with ‘fast-aging disease’ – Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome. Now CRISPR offers hope

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[R]esults from a new study have inspired hope for treating children born with progeria, a rare, fatal, genetic disease that ...

Scouring coronavirus patient genes to answer a question: Why do some people get deathly sick, when others don’t?

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COVID-19, caused by the new pandemic coronavirus, is strangely—and tragically—selective. Only some infected people get sick, and although most of ...

Can we engineer soldiers to be immune to chemical attacks?

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Despite international bans, some countries, such as Syria, use deadly nerve agents against enemy soldiers and civilians. Existing treatments for these ...
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Virus used to deliver gene therapy treatments may increase liver cancer risk, study suggests

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Just as gene therapy finally seems to be living up to its promise, a study has revived a lingering worry ...

Using CRISPR to improve accuracy of cancer-fighting drugs

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Cancer drug developers may be missing their molecular targets—and never knowing it. Many recent drugs take aim at specific cell ...
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Are we moving closer to detecting cancer through blood tests?

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The elusive dream is that a simple blood test could detect a small tumor growing in your body, giving doctors ...
Personalized skin cancer vaccine shows promise

Personalized skin cancer vaccine shows promise

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For half a century, researchers have dreamed of giving cancer patients a vaccine that helps the immune system detect the ...

When will CRISPR be safe enough to translate to therapy?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Researchers have published successes ...
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What does Obama’s precision medicine initiative mean for future medical research?

The precision medicine initiative proposed by President Barack Obama last week would center on a huge new biobank containing medical ...

Rare genetic variant reduces heart disease risk from dietary fat

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We all know people who seem to have been born with good genes—they may smoke, never exercise, or consume large ...

Iceland denies DNA data mining of country’s genealogical records

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The following is an excerpt. deCODE Genetics, the company known for mining the DNA of Iceland's population to find links ...

Q&A: David Altshuler on how to share millions of human genomes

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The following is an edited excerpt. To fully understand the role of human genetic variation and its role in disease, ...

Long-running stem cell lobbying group ending

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The following is an edited excerpt. In a sign of how much the controversy over human embryonic stem cells has ...

Telomeres linked to death risk in data from largest U.S. “biobank”

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Researchers who have assembled a trove of genetic and medical data on 100,000 northern Californians unveiled their initial findings here ...
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