Biomedicine

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Novel therapeutics

Gene Therapy Trial Wrenches Families as One Child’s Death Saves Another

New DNA fix stops brain-destroying terminal illness, but only if it’s given early enough.

Genomic medicine

The White House Is Pushing Precision Medicine, but It Won’t Happen for Years

For starters, it’s too expensive and the science isn’t advanced enough.

Synthetic biology

Why Kickstarter’s Glowing Plant Left Backers in the Dark

Do-it-yourself biologists who hit the crowdfunding jackpot have learned that genetic engineering isn’t so easy after all.

Novel therapeutics

Unexpected Deaths Put Promising Immunotherapy on Hold

The FDA told biotech Juno Therapeutics to halt a major cancer trial after three patients died.


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