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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

First Human Test of CRISPR Proposed

A federal safety board next week will consider the first human use of the gene-editing technology CRISPR, according to the National Institutes of Health. The proposed treatment is an immune therapy in which a patient’s own blood cells will be removed and …Continue reading

Gene Therapy’s First Out-and-Out Cure Is Here

A treatment now pending approval in Europe will be the first commercial gene therapy to provide an outright cure for a deadly disease. The treatment is a landmark for gene-replacement technology, an idea that’s struggled for three decades to prove itself safe …Continue reading

Here Come the Unregulated GMOs

People are arguing about whether genetically modified foods should carry labels. But the next generation of GMOs might not only be unlabeled—they might be unregulated. Over at Scientific American you can read a 6,000-word story about how one such organism, a GM …Continue reading

Video Shows Paralyzed Man Move Hand with Brain Implant

The promotional video above made by Battelle and the Ohio State University tells you everything you need to know about Ian Burkhart, a 24-year-old who injured his spine diving at the beach six years ago. Four years after the accident, Burkhart got …Continue reading