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Science not yet ready for CRISPR gene-edited babies, US-UK commission concludes

Medical Xpress | 
[T]he science [behind gene edited babies] isn't advanced enough to ensure safety, says an international panel of experts who also ...
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‘Desperation is not a strategy’: Slew of low quality studies clouds picture of how to confront COVID-19

Associated Press | 
Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research ...

COVID-19 infection undercount: CDC says actual victims likely closer to 20 million Americans and many more deaths

AP | 
[A new] estimate [suggests that 20 million Americans have been infected with COVID-19,] roughly 10 times as many infections as ...
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Blood type and COVID-19 severity: Type O may help; Type A may hurt, study says

Associated Press | 
Scientists who compared the genes of thousands of patients in Europe found that those who had Type A blood were ...
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Hydroxychloroquine found ‘no better than placebo pills’ in preventing COVID-19 in high risk people, New England Journal of Medicine study finds

Associated Press | 
A malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, ...

There’s still a lot we don’t know about China’s controversial CRISPR babies, including their health status

Associated Press | 
Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world by claiming he had helped make the first gene-edited babies. One year later, ...
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First attempt at using CRISPR to edit genes inside the body targets inherited form of blindness

Patients are about to be enrolled in the first study to test a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR inside the ...
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Genetic variants may explain why women are more prone to Alzheimer’s

Associated Press | 
New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer’s disease and ...
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We may soon have a routine blood test for Alzheimer’s risk

Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s ...

New diagnostic weapon: Genetic tests can also detect infectious disease

Associated Press | 
Doctors routinely use genetic tests to spot inherited diseases and guide cancer treatment. But using them to detect infectious diseases ...
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CRISPR uproar: Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies

Associated Press | 
A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month ...
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Mainstream medicine? US health officials want to ease restrictions on gene therapy experiments

Associated Press | 
U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly ...
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Second patient added to human gene-editing study, with no side effects so far

ABC News | 
A second patient has been treated in a historic gene editing study in California, and no major side effects or ...
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A gene-editing first: Scientists try to edit a living human’s DNA

Associated Press | 
Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change ...
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One third of lymphoma patients cancer free after 6 months in CAR-T gene therapy study

Associated Press | 
An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient's own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with ...
This report may address your concerns about the health of '3-parent' DNA babies

This report may address your concerns about the health of ‘3-parent’ DNA babies

Washington Post | 
More than 15 years ago, 17 babies were born after an experimental infertility treatment that gave them DNA from three ...

Interpretations of disease risk from genetic tests inconsistent, study shows

US News & World Report | 
The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as ...

New Ebola outbreak from novel strain

Associated Press | 
The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that ...

Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers

Associated Press | 
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success ...

Gene scans solve mystery diseases in kids, adults

Time | 
They were mystery diseases that had stumped doctors for years — adults with strange symptoms and children with neurological problems, ...
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Study: ‘Smart bomb’ drug attacks breast cancer

Sci-Tech Today | 
A new kind of medicine to fight breast cancer is emerging: a drug combination designed to act like a smart ...

Test-tube’ babies have more birth defects?

MT Standard | 
Test-tube babies have higher rates of birth defects, and doctors have long wondered: Is it because of certain fertility treatments ...
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