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Treating difficult brain and breast cancers with the help of viruses

New research published in Science Translational Medicine ... introduced a new potential treatment for some of the most difficult to treat cancers––brain and triple negative ...
Luxturna gene therapy approved for vision loss

Luxturna gene therapy approved for vision loss

The first two novel gene therapies for cancer treatment passed through FDA approval earlier this year, first B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) followed quickly ...
Isolating DNA for research inexpensively in 30 seconds

Isolating DNA for research inexpensively in 30 seconds

The ability to extract DNA from cells is a cornerstone of molecular biology. Without the ability to isolate pure DNA, there ...
DIY gene therapy? FDA is not a fan

DIY gene therapy? FDA is not a fan

A few biohackers (fans of do-it-yourself (DIY) science experiments) recently designed a gene therapy for HIV. Not only that, they posted a video ...
Blood test cancer diagnosis could be as easy as checking cholesterol

Blood test cancer diagnosis could be as easy as checking cholesterol

Imagine a world where it is as easy to check for cancer as it is high cholesterol. New research out of ...
1,003 new genomes: Bacterial DNA library doubles as sequencing becomes cheaper, faster

1,003 new genomes: Bacterial DNA library doubles as sequencing becomes cheaper, faster

The sequence of an organism's genome, a staple in today's world of scientific experimentation, is as essential to scientific research ...
Depression gene? Gene link found for some with depressive symptoms

Depression gene? Gene link found for some with depressive symptoms

One in 10 people have a major depressive disorder (MDD) during their lives, which makes depression the most common mental illness ...
Love scent: Do humans use pheromones like other animals?

Love scent: Do humans use pheromones like other animals?

[A]necdotal evidence not withstanding, the scientific evidence for pheromones in humans is lacking. However, just because human pheromones have not been identified yet ...
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics on gene editing-How cautious can we afford to be?

American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics on gene editing-How cautious can we afford to be?

There are a lot of voices getting into the mix of the debate on human genome editing, taking on the unenviable ...
How gene editing could stop insect-borne diseases like Zika

How gene editing could stop insect-borne diseases like Zika

[W]hat if there were no mosquitoes? That is the idea behind the work of the company Oxitec. They have engineered ...
Why people feel nervous about gene drives–and why they shouldn't

Why people feel nervous about gene drives–and why they shouldn’t

[A]lthough gene drives are opening up boundless possibilities in the world of genetic manipulation, real concerns lie in the unknown consequences of using ...
How gene drives work to permanently establish inheritable traits

How gene drives work to permanently establish inheritable traits

In recent history, techniques such as PCR, large scale DNA sequencing and CRISPR-Cas9 fall into this category. More commonly than designing techniques from ...

How does CRISPR-Cas9 work?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. If you haven’t already ...
EPA posts, takes offline 'final' report concluding glyphosate 'not likely carcinogenic'

EPA posts, takes offline ‘final’ report concluding glyphosate ‘not likely carcinogenic’

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Glyphosate does not cause ...