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The Next Great GMO Debate

The Colorado potato beetle is a voracious eater. The insect can chew through 10 square centimeters of leaf a day, and left unchecked it will strip a plant bare. But the beetles I was looking at were doomed. The plant they were …Continue reading

Gene-Therapy Cure Has Money-Back Guarantee

The most expensive drugs in history, or medicine’s biggest bargains? Gene therapy could be both. A gene therapy will be offered for sale in Europe with a money-back guarantee, according to GlaxoSmithKline, the company commercializing it. The treatment, called Strimvelis, is the …Continue reading

And Just Like That, Juno Therapeutics Is Back in Business

In a rapid turnaround, biotech firm Juno Therapeutics has been given the green light to resume testing a promising cancer therapy that involves genetically engineering patients’ immune systems. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered Juno to halt its trial …Continue reading