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STAT Plus: Pfizer says efficacy of its Duchenne gene therapy outweighs side effects

11 days ago   |   STAT

Pfizer's experimental gene therapy to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy appeared to improve muscle function in a study of nine boys, but also resulted in serious drug reactions...
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STAT Plus: Deluge of genome editing therapies end research drought for sickle cell disease

14 days ago   |   STAT

The newest publicly traded genome editing company, Beam Therapeutics, has gotten one of its experimental sickle cell therapies to produce high levels of healthy hemoglobin in...
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STAT Plus: Trump administration proposes a dramatic payment boost for CAR-T treatments under Medicare

14 days ago   |   STAT

WASHINGTON - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed a major payment bump for hospitals administering the cutting-edge gene therapies known as CAR-T treatments...
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How some birds lost the ability to fly | Science News for Students

15 days ago   |   Science News for Students

How some birds lost the ability to fly | Science News for Students : Some bird species are permanently grounded. New research shows they may have evolved this way due to tweaks...
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A missense variant in Mitochondrial Amidoxime Reducing Component 1 gene and protection against liver disease

18 days ago   |   Harvard

Connor A Emdin, Mary Haas, Amit V Khera, Krishna Aragam, Mark Chaffin, Lan Jiang, Wei-Qi Wei, Qiping Feng, Juha Karjalainen, Aki Havulinna, and others. 2019. “ A missense...
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Mitoregulin Controls β-Oxidation in Human and Mouse Adipocytes

18 days ago   |   Harvard

Max Friesen, Curtis R Warren, Haojie Yu, Takafumi Toyohara, Qiurong Ding, Mary HC Florido, Carolyn Sayre, Benjamin D Pope, Loyal A Goff, John L Rinn, and Chad A Cowan. 2020. “...
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Diagnostic yield and clinical utility of sequencing familial hypercholesterolemia genes in patients with severe hypercholesterolemia

18 days ago   |   Harvard

Amit V Khera, Hong-Hee Won, Gina M Peloso, Kim S Lawson, Traci M Bartz, Xuan Deng, Elisabeth M van Leeuwen, Pradeep Natarajan, Connor A Emdin, Alexander G Bick, and others...
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GeneWalk identifies relevant gene functions for a biological context using network representation learning

19 days ago   |   Harvard

Robert Ietswaart, Benjamin M. Gyori, John A. Bachman, Peter K. Sorger, and L. Stirling Churchman. 2019. “ GeneWalk identifies relevant gene functions for a biological context...
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Penetrance of Colorectal Cancer Among Mismatch Repair Gene Mutation Carriers: A Meta-Analysis

21 days ago   |   Harvard   |   2 articles

Cathy Wang, Yan Wang, Kevin S Hughes, Giovanni Parmigiani, and Danielle Braun. 2020. “ Penetrance of Colorectal Cancer Among Mismatch Repair Gene Mutation Carriers: A...
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My four miscarriages: why is losing a pregnancy so shrouded in mystery?

22 days ago   |   The Guardian

After losing four pregnancies, Jennie Agg set out to unravel the science of miscarriage. Then, a few months in, she found out she was pregnant again - just as the coronavirus...
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Photos: Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon on eve of launch

Photos: Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon on eve of launch

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft were lowered horizontal on pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center the day before launch, allowing teams to address an issue... Read more ...

Elon Musk's SpaceX will change US space agency in MAJOR way today

Elon Musk's SpaceX will change US space agency in MAJOR way today

IN what will be a milestone mission in many respects, Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX is set to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station from US soil. Read more ...

Virgin Orbit's air-launched rocket fails on first test flight

Virgin Orbit's air-launched rocket fails on first test flight

Virgin Orbit's carrier aircraft - a Boeing 747 named “Cosmic Girl” - took off from Mojave Air and Space Port at 2:56 p.m. EDT Monday with the company's LauncherOne rocket under... Read more ...

Public Sector Modernization: Oversight

Public Sector Modernization:  Oversight

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Yellowstone volcano: How earthquake swarms can warn of eruption as park hit...

Yellowstone volcano: How earthquake swarms can warn of eruption as park hit by 20 tremors

EARTHQUAKE swarms can be a sign of magma moving near the surface of an active volcano that will erupt, Yellowstone geologists have revealed. Read more ...

How Behavioral Sciences Could Help More With COVID-19

How Behavioral Sciences Could Help More With COVID-19

Countries across the world have been turning to behavioral science in the fight against coronavirus. In May, The New Scientist proclaimed that ‘behavioral science is absolutely... Read more ...

Men with longer ring fingers less likely to die from COVID-19 - shock study

Men with longer ring fingers less likely to die from COVID-19 - shock study

SCIENTISTS at Swansea University have claimed that males with longer ring fingers have a lower risk of dying from Covid-19, the disease brought on by the coronavirus. Read more ...

Adobe Sneaks: Changing Outfits in eCommerce with AI

Adobe Sneaks: Changing Outfits in eCommerce with AI

By Eric Matisoff , Analytics & Data Science Evangelist at Adobe Once a year, a call goes out to thousands of employees across Adobe's offices around the world. Anyone in the... Read more ...

The anti-science leadership of Trump, Bolsonaro, and Putin led to the worst...

The anti-science leadership of Trump, Bolsonaro, and Putin led to the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the world

US President Donald Trump, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and Russian President Vladimir Putin are overseeing the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the world. Public health... Read more ...

Expert reaction to latest figures on deaths in hospitals in England...

Expert reaction to latest figures on deaths in hospitals in England involving COVID-19

NHS England have published the latest figure for reported deaths in hospitals in England from COVID-19 - an additional 116 deaths since yesterday, bringing the total to... Read more ...