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Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism  MIT · 7 days
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Germline gene therapy: Safety  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
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CRISPR baby mutation significantly increases mortality  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
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Scientists use gold nanoparticles to edit genes tied to HIV, inherited blood disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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Scientists Modify Viruses With CRISPR To Create New Weapon Against Superbugs  NPR · 4 weeks
Superbugs are bacteria that can beat modern medicine's most powerful drugs. So doctors are racing to find new ways to fight back, such as developing "living... more
New genetic weapons challenge sickle cell disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers advancing gene-editing techniques to help patients with sickle cell disease discover an unexpected boost in fetal hemoglobin production, which mutes the effect of the disease. more
IDT releases new ultra-high performance CRISPR Cas12a enzyme  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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Antibiotics may be an effective treatment option for a tooth infection. There are many different types of antibiotic and many other potential remedies. Learn more about... more
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