From Geek.com: CRISPR Might Be Able to Cure Disease, Without Changing Genes

CRISPR is our genetic superweapon. Derived from the cellular machinery of bacteria, Scientists have already started using it to fight everything from cancer to HIV. This mostly works by snipping out little bits […]
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From VentureBeat: AI could help eradicate biological disease

GUEST: What does it mean to be human? The answer to this is, like humanity, in constant flux, evolving with our species and the times. But one essential, defining element for centuries is our mortality. All people get sick, and all people die. But advanced technologies like AI could help change all of that — if […]

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From Digital Trends: U.S. approves plans to release weaponized mosquitoes — for your own good

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed off on a plan to release weaponized lab-grown mosquitoes to hunt down and destroy other disease-carrying mosquitoes. Here’s how it works.
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From Engadget RSS Feed: The FDA just changed how it reviews genetic health risk tests

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced new rules today regarding direct-to-consumer genetic health risk (GHR) tests and the process by which they’re approved for sale. In a statement, Gottlieb explained that these sorts of tests can provide more a…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: 3D gel stacks can grow enough stem cells to treat brain disease

Programmed stem cells promise to tackle all kinds of illnesses, but there’s one catch: making them. It’s hard to cultivate large numbers of them, and the need to grow them on 2D surfaces isn’t very practical. That’s where researchers might come to th…

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From ExtremeTechExtremeTech: 23andMe, Michael J. Fox Foundation to Study Genetic Factors of Parkinson’s

The foundation has awarded 23andMe a $4 million grant to gather more data that will be shared with the medical community.
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From Tech: This legally blind man finally sees his wedding, 15 years later

Andrew Airey lives with Stargardt’s disease, which has deteriorated his eyesight over the past 20 years’eSight’ smart glasses has given Airey the chance to have almost perfect vision. He and his wife recreated their wedding, 15 years later, so that Ai…

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From Geek.com: New Gene-Editing Tools Aim to Fight Disease

Scientists have developed genetic tools that help solve two of the problems hampering genome-editing superweapon CRISPR. These discoveries provide new hope for treating, or even curing, certain genetic diseases. The first is led […]
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From Engadget RSS Feed: Navajo Nation may undo genetic research ban in hopes of better care

The Navajo Nation banned genetic studies in 2002 due to concerns over how its members’ genetic material would be used, but, as Nature News reports, the Navajo are considering a reversal of that policy. An oncology center is set to open next year on N…

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