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Experimental Parkinson’s treatment draws ethics scrutiny with wealthy donor selected as first patient

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A secretive experiment revealed [May 12], in which neurosurgeons transplanted brain cells into a patient with Parkinson’s disease, made medical ...
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‘This is what it feels like to be normal’: Experimental stem cell treatment shows promise against Parkinson’s

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[Researchers planned] to carry out an experimental transplant surgery unprecedented in the annals of medicine: replacing the dysfunctional brain cells ...
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Dealing with ‘confusing directives’, US doctors seek coronavirus advice from Chinese counterparts

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Now, fed up with what they see as inadequate and confusing directives from public health authorities, many physicians are trying ...
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If China’s coronavirus isn’t contained soon, we may be stuck with it permanently

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With the new coronavirus spreading from person to person (possibly including from people without symptoms), reaching four continents, and traveling faster than ...
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Refining CAR-T therapy could halt ‘violent, life-threatening’ immune reactions

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CAR-T cells that have been so successful against some leukemias and lymphomas often cause a violent and even life-threatening immune ...
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Aging is ‘truly personal’: You could have the immune system of a teenager and the metabolism of a 50-year-old

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One 50-year-old has the nimble metabolism of a teenager, while another’s is so creaky he developed type 2 diabetes — ...
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Rethinking Huntington’s: Disease may have origins in the womb

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From the first days of the tiny lab-grown organs’ development, primitive “progenitor cells” romped out of their birthplaces in the ...
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CRISPR therapy demonstrates ‘real curative potential’ for sickle cell disease, beta thalassemia

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The first two patients to receive a CRISPR-based treatment for the inherited blood disorders sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia ...
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CRISPR prime editing: Broad Institute biochemist David Liu discusses pros, cons and off-target effects

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STAT invited readers to submit questions to [biochemist David] Liu on the new [CRISPR prime] technology. He also received some ...
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New CRISPR tool promises ability to reduce unintended consequences to almost zero, treat expanded range of diseases

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A new form of the genome-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 appears to significantly expand the range of diseases that could be treated ...
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California man invites scientists to experiment with CRISPR on his rare disorder

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On one level, Malakkar Vohryzek always knew what was wrong with him. For as long as he can remember — ...
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Worried about genetic privacy? This start-up is offering anonymous DNA sequencing

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The upstart direct-to-consumer DNA-testing company Nebula Genomics announced on [September 19] that it will offer anonymous genome sequencing, becoming the first to do ...
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We can cure Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, glioblastoma in mice. Why not humans?

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Lab mice endure a lot for science, but there’s often one (temporary) compensation: near-miraculous recovery from diseases that kill people ...
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Rushing to revamp international gene-editing rules before ‘crazy people’ start opening embryo-editing clinics

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The second-most shocking thing He Jiankui told the international genome editing summit in Hong Kong last November — right after ...
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Seeking origins of schizophrenia, autism by putting ‘stress’ on mini-placenta, mini-brains

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Biologist Jennifer Erwin of the Lieber Institute for Brain Development, however, has no intention of babying her organoids: the world’s ...
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‘Cancer vaccine’ boosts survival rates when combined with immunotherapy drugs in small study

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The largest study to date of a “cancer vaccine” plus one of the immunotherapy drugs that has revolutionized cancer treatment ...
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US patent office reopens Broad Institute—University of California CRISPR patent dispute

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The U.S. patent office has declared an interference between a dozen key patents awarded to the Broad Institute on the ...
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‘Jumping genes’ may help CRISPR make precision edits of disease-causing DNA

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[In a 2017 study] four biologists wrote that “it has not escaped our notice” that a funny little “jumping gene” ...
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Computer-based ‘brain-training’ program could aid veterans who suffer traumatic injuries

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It has been 27 years since an attack on a U.S. military convoy in the Middle East left Army reservist ...
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Building a better hearing aid: This one filters out unwanted sounds by reading your mind

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The brain is unsurpassed in its ability to pick out juicy tidbits and attention-grabbing voices against a cacophony of background ...
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Families plagued by inherited diseases push back against ban on gene-edited embryos

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In 2012, scientists showed that CRISPR, an ancient bacterial immune system, can edit DNA. ... Barely three years after, leaders in ...
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Electrical brain zaps show promise at improving memory in older adults

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Shooting electrical current into the brain for just 25 minutes reversed the decline in working memory that comes with aging, ...
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Viewpoint: Precision medicine plagued by an ’embarrassing’ human reference genome

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The human reference genome, largely completed in 2001, has achieved near-mythic status. It is “the book of life,” the “operating ...
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US approves immunotherapy for breast cancer for first time

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Roche’s cancer immunotherapy Tecentriq (atezolizumab), a PD-L1 inhibitor, scored its fifth Food and Drug Administration approval on [March 8], for advanced triple-negative ...
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‘Genetic crapshoot’: Two studies suggest clinical use of CRISPR hampered by off-target editing

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The version of CRISPR whose selling point has been its precision suffers, ironically, from the same shortcoming that has dogged ...
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Can vaccines be supercharged by CRISPR, creating ‘one-and-done’ virus protection?

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Vaccines are risky or ineffective in people with compromised immune systems, they don’t even exist for several viral diseases, and ...
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Controversial brain preservation company Nectome seeks second, more ethical, chance

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Robert McIntyre would like to get a few things straight. That “waiting list” of people plunking down $10,000 to have ...
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‘CRISPR babies’ prompt review of international gene-editing guidelines: They ‘were not clear enough’

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Less than two years after producing an exhaustive report on human genome editing, the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and the National ...
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