From Gizmodo: CEO Who Tested DIY Herpes Treatment Locks Himself in Lab as Fellow Biohackers Abandon Him

Aaron Traywick, the theatrical CEO of a regulation-averse biotech company called Ascendance Biomedical who recently injected himself with an untested herpes treatment on stage at a conference in Texas, is now at the center of some major drama in the bi…

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From Gizmodo: Should the FDA Ban People From Genetically Engineering Themselves?

In the past few months, the possibility of do-it-yourself genetic engineering has exited the realm of the purely hypothetical. At a conference last fall, a well-known biohacker injected himself with a gene to promote muscle growth. Not long after, a 27…

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From Gizmodo: Should Access to Your Own DNA Be Treated as a Civil Right?

Ten years ago this year, Congress passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, a whopper of a law conceived at the onset of an era of rapid advancement in genetics. It was intended to protect Americans from all the ways their genetic informati…

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From Gizmodo: Should Access to Your Own DNA Be Treated as a Civil Right?

Ten years ago this year, Congress passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, a whopper of a law conceived at the onset of an era of rapid advancement in genetics. It was intended to protect Americans from all the ways their genetic informati…

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From Gizmodo: Why Has Science Only Cured One Person of HIV?

In 2007, a young American man living in Berlin became a marvel of modern medicine when, 12 years after he was diagnosed with HIV, the virus suddenly disappeared from his body. Timothy Ray Brown had been diagnosed with leukemia and received a stem cell …

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From Digital Trends: Luxturna becomes first gene therapy approved to treat an inherited disease

The FDA has approved Luxturna, a  form of gene therapy that seeks to treat retinal dystrophy, a rare eye condition affecting cells in the retina. This marks the first time the FDA has approved gene therapy for an inherited disease.
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From Gizmodo: The FDA Just Approved Gene Therapy for Inherited Blindness

In a major breakthrough, a gene therapy for a rare inherited form of blindness received approval from the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday. The treatment is the first gene therapy for an inherited disease approved in the United States—a signif…

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From Gizmodo: Alarmed by Recent Events, Scientists Speak Out Against DIY Gene Therapy

It seems hard to fathom that scientific progress has advanced to a point where it’s suddenly possible for people to undertake something as complicated as gene therapy outside the safety and confines of a well-funded lab, but it has. In just the past …

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