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With studies showing questionable efficacy, why did Gilead’s remdesivir become the first FDA-approved COVID treatment?

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On 8 October, [Gilead] inked an agreement to supply the European Union with its drug remdesivir as a treatment for ...

‘It’s not premature to plan’: Deciding who gets the coronavirus vaccine first

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The new coronavirus’ disproportionate toll on the elderly could put them at the front of the line [for a vaccine] ...
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Another pandemic? New swine flu identified in China could jump to humans

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[A] new finding that pigs in China are more and more frequently becoming infected with a strain of influenza that ...
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‘It’s been so chaotic’: US government ‘Operation Warp Speed’ may not be focusing on developing the most promising COVID-19 vaccines

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When the news broke [June 3] that Operation Warp Speed had selected five experimental COVID-19 vaccines to fast-track through testing ...
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‘Operation warp speed’ hopes to turbocharge US quest for a coronavirus vaccine

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Conventional wisdom is that a vaccine for COVID-19 is at least 1 year away, but the organizers of a U.S ...
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Failed HIV vaccine study is ‘another frustrating defeat’ in the fight against AIDS

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The failure-ridden search for a vaccine that can stop the AIDS virus has delivered yet another frustrating defeat. The HIV ...
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Why we may never know the fate—good or bad—of China’s controversial CRISPR babies

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Since the gene-edited babies known as Lulu and Nana became international news in November 2018, scientific debate and media speculation ...
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‘Brute-force approach’ to CRISPR innovation: China stakes out global leadership role developing medical treatments, transplantable organs, quality meat

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China now has at least four groups of CRISPR researchers doing gene editing with large colonies of monkeys. “The most ...
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China’s multi-billion-dollar investment in CRISPR could help feed its ‘massive’ population

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[Cell biologist Gao Caixia] is one face of the Chinese government’s bet that CRISPR can transform the country’s food supply ...

How plant pollen could speed development of higher yielding CRISPR-edited crops

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The genome editor CRISPR has transformed many areas of biology, but using this tool to enhance certain varieties of crops ...

Geneticist George Church on why gene-edited babies aren’t such a bad thing

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[Editor's note: Harvard geneticist George Church has come to the defense of Chinese researcher He Jiankui, who shook up the science ...
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Promising HIV treatment fails in human trials

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When Science published a monkey study nearly 2 years ago that showed an anti-inflammatory antibody effectively cured monkeys intentionally infected ...
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Gene drives could speed up inheritance of certain beneficial traits in mammals, study finds

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Researchers have used CRISPR, the genome editing tool, to speed the inheritance of specific genes in mammals for the first ...
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‘Trying to recreate Neanderthal minds’ using minibrains

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[R]esearch teams are engineering stem cells to include Neanderthal genes and growing them into "minibrains" that reflect the influence of ...

Precision upgrade? Modified enzyme could boost CRISPR gene editing

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You wouldn't know it from the excitement generated by the revolutionary genome editing method known as CRISPR, but as practiced ...
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Frankenstein story reminds us why fear is an ‘easy sell’ for science skeptics

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On 1 August 1790, a precocious student named Victor Frankenstein submitted a radical proposal to an ethical panel at the ...
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Challenging the narrative that someone is manipulating the UN debate over gene drives

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It had scandal written all over it. Disclosed emails revealed that a covert coalition lobbying for relaxed regulations around a ...
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Americans shedding their skepticism of human genome editing

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Earlier surveys of Americans (here and here) have found a reluctance to support human genome editing...But the new survey, conducted by social ...
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Zika tragedy reanimates ethical and medical debate about vaccines for pregnant women

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Ever since the shocking realization in 1961 that the morning sickness pill thalidomide caused shortened limbs in babies, doctors have ...
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Who invented CRISPR gene editing: Broad Institute v University of California patent battle intensifies

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The University of California (UC) has fired another legal salvo in the prolonged patent battle over CRISPR, the revolutionary gene-editing ...
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Surviving the cure: Stem cell transplant that saved a patient’s life now poses mortal threat

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A few months before completing medical school in 2003, Lukas Wartman was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a blood ...

How can scientists prevent unintended consequences from CRISPR gene editing?

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In an episode of the resurrected X-Files TV show...aliens attack Earth with a bioweapon based on CRISPR, the genome-editing tool ...
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CRISPR spurring scientists to abandon embryonic stem cell research

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The [JAX lab]...genetically engineers mice that it sells to researchers under a trademarked brand: JAX® Mice, it likes to boast, ...

New study adds steam to chronic fatigue syndrome controversy

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  The authors of a ...

Lab made antibody against HIV shows promise in non-human primate studies

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For 30 years, researchers have struggled to determine which immune responses best foil HIV, information that has guided the design ...

Proposed Ebola vaccine trials will use volunteer health care workers as subjects

When Ripley Ballou came to a Geneva, Switzerland, meeting about Ebola vaccines last week, he had a tough message to ...

Warding off the flu with gene therapy

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The following is an excerpt. In 2009, a global collaboration of scientists, public health agencies, and companies raced to make ...
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