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In pain? For some, gene studies could provide a quick cure – WRAL.com

Raleigh, N.C. Many people spend years searching for a diagnosis of a debilitating medical problem, paying for treatments or surgery that don't help. Now, researchers at UNC say that, for some, recent advances in genetic testing could fix their problems once and for all Continue reading

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We’ve Already Got Socialized Medicine – Scientific American (blog)

On July 12, an FDA panel recommended approval of the first genetically engineered T cell for commercial sale to treat childhood leukemia, a blood cancer. The biologic could cost $300,000 per patient, leaving questions of whether some insurance companies will pay for it Continue reading

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What can genetic testing really tell you? – Popular Science

Once difficult and expensive even for the most technologically advanced labs, genetic testing is fast becoming a cheap and easy consumer product. Continue reading

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Why we should all embrace gene editing in human embryos – The Hill (blog)

The first reportof gene editing in viable human embryos performed in the United Stateshas beenpublished. Continue reading

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Gene-editing scientists to share $500K Albany Med prize – Albany Times Union

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Feng Zhang to share Albany Medical Prize – MIT News

Feng Zhang, a member of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and an associate professor in the Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and of Biological Engineering, has been named a winner of the 2017 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. Zhang, who is the Poitras Professor in Neuroscience at MIT and a core member of the Broad Institute, is recognized for his contributions to the development of CRISPR-Cas9 as a gene editing technology, which in the words of the prize announcement has revolutionized biomedical research and provided new hope for the treatment of genetic diseases and more. Continue reading

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