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STAT+: At pioneering center for gene therapy, Jim Wilson presided over toxic, abusive workplace, staffers say

2 days ago   |   STAT

Scientist Jim Wilson is synonymous with gene therapy - and for good reason. For decades, the celebrated researcher has been a pioneer in the field, focused on the development...
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Labrador dogs gene edited and cloned to prevent inherited hip disease

7 days ago   |   New Scientist

CRISPR gene editing has been used to try to prevent a genetic disorder in dogs for the first time, in this case a common condition called hip dysplasia
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Top2a promotes the development of social behavior via PRC2 and H3K27me3

9 days ago   |   Harvard

10/21/2021. “ Top2a promotes the development of social behavior via PRC2 and H3K27me3 ”. Publisher's Version Abstract Human infants exhibit innate social behaviors at birth...
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Building Europe's gene therapy ecosystem

9 days ago   |   Politico

Gene therapy is a transformative field of medicine that could halt diseases before patients become symptomatic, saving lives and improving quality of life for millions of...
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STAT+: Sarepta to seek early FDA approval for gene therapy to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy

12 days ago   |   STAT

Sarepta Therapeutics said Friday that it intends seek regulators' approval for its gene therapy to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy earlier than expected - a risky move but...
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Major new study on what drove the evolution of lactose tolerance

13 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

Humans started domesticating animals and using their milk around 10,000 years ago, but at that time all humans lacked a genetic variant that allowed them to continue digesting...
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Opinion: The future of health care is here. When will it be everywhere?

14 days ago   |   STAT

To paraphrase Canadian-American speculative fiction writer William Gibson: The future of health care is already here; it's just unevenly distributed. We live in a world where...
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VEGFA's distal enhancer regulates its alternative splicing in CML

14 days ago   |   Harvard

Sara Dahan, Aveksha Sharma, Klil Cohen, Mai Baker, Nadeen Taqatqa, Mercedes Bentata, Eden Engal, Ahmad Siam, Gillian Kay, Yotam Drier, Shlomo Elias, and Maayan Salton. 2021. “...
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Extracellular Hsp90α stimulates a unique innate gene profile in microglial cells with simultaneous activation of Nrf2 and protection from oxidative stress

15 days ago   |   Harvard

Okusha Y., Lang B.J., Murshid A., Borges T.J., Holton K.M., Clark-Matott J., Doshi S., Ikezu T., and Calderwood S.K. 7/13/2022. “ Extracellular Hsp90α stimulates a unique...
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Cell type-specific prediction of 3D chromatin architecture

16 days ago   |   Harvard

Jimin Tan, Javier Rodriguez-Hernaez, Theodore Sakellaropoulos, Francesco Boccalatte, Iannis Aifantis, Jane Skok, David Fenyö, Bo Xia , and Aristotelis Tsirigos. Submitted. “...
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Timelapse footage shows a sea sponge sneezing - video

It has emerged that sea sponges can sneeze, casting off accumulations of particles trapped in mucus on their surfaces in the process. Dr Jasper de Goeij, a marine biologist at... Read more ...

Characterizing the Reaction of Doctors to COVID-19 on Twitter

Katie Hsia and Edward Kong. 4/20/2022. “ Characterizing the Reaction of Doctors to COVID-19 on Twitter .” Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media, 2. Publisher's... Read more ...

Turnover in Zero-Premium Status Among Health Insurance Marketplace Plans...

Edward Kong, Mark Shepard, and Adrianna McIntyre. 4/22/2022. “ Turnover in Zero-Premium Status Among Health Insurance Marketplace Plans Available to Low-Income Enrollees .”... Read more ...

US Hospital Characteristics Associated With Price Transparency Regulation...

Yunan Ji and Edward Kong. 6/24/2022. “ US Hospital Characteristics Associated With Price Transparency Regulation Compliance .” JAMA Health Forum, 3, 6, Pp. e221702. Publisher's... Read more ...

How England's looming drought will hit the country's wildlife hard

Birds, fish and insects in England are already under strain from extremely dry conditions, but an expected lengthy drought will hit wildlife even harder Read more ...

On Sonorous Seas review: What a dead whale can tell us

When a beaked whale carcass washed up near her home, part of a mass stranding around the region, Mhairi Killin was inspired to launch an artistic challenge to the military's... Read more ...

Underwater robot scans seabed to seek out the most harmful pollution

A robot equipped with AI image recognition can identify and map rubbish on the seafloor to help prioritise clean-up operations towards the most toxic materials Read more ...

Tech & Science Daily: US vs China over Biden's computer Chips Act

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Social capital II: determinants of economic connectedness

R. Chetty, M.O. Jackson, T. Kuchler, J. Stroebel, N. Hendren, R.B. Fluegge, S. Gong, F. Gonzalez, A. Grondin, M. Jacob, D. Johnston, M. Koenen, E. Laguna-Muggenburg, F... Read more ...