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Sean Parker’s $250 Million Bet on Hacking the Immune System to Beat Cancer

Sean Parker’s $250 Million Bet on Hacking the Immune System to Beat Cancer

Cancer doctor Cassian Yee remembers how in 2010 he was called to Los Angeles to meet the Internet billionaire Sean Parker. Parker wanted Yee to help the Hollywood producer Laura Ziskin, then fighting breast cancer, with an immune-cell treatment never before used …Continue reading

Immune Engineering

The doctors looking at Layla Richards saw a little girl with leukemia bubbling in her veins. She’d had bags and bags of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. But the cancer still thrived. By last June, the 12-month-old was desperately ill. Her …Continue reading

We Have the Technology to Destroy All Zika Mosquitoes

A controversial genetic technology able to wipe out the mosquito carrying the Zika virus will be available within months, scientists say. The technology, called a “gene drive,” was demonstrated only last year in yeast cells, fruit flies, and a species of mosquito …Continue reading

First Monkeys with Autism Created in China

They spin in their cages and don’t interact. The scientists who created autistic monkeys say they’ll now try to cure them. Scientists in China say they used genetic engineering to create monkeys with a version of autism, an achievement that could make …Continue reading

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