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Lazy Weekend Reading June 18

Cancer vaccines

Cancer vaccines: Cancer Cell

Vertex, CRISPR strengthen case for pioneering gene-editing treatment

Positive data keep the companies’ therapy on track to become the first CRISPR-based treatment submitted to drug regulators.

Vertex, CRISPR strengthen case for pioneering gene-editing treatment | BioPharma Dive

CAR T-Cell Therapy Shows Early Promise for Gastrointestinal Cancer

CAR T-Cell Therapy Shows Early Promise for Gastrointestinal Cancer | Gastroenterology | JAMA | JAMA Network

A $100 genome? New DNA sequencers could be a ‘game changer’ for biology, medicine

A $100 genome? New DNA sequencers could be a ‘game changer’ for biology, medicine | Science | AAAS

The human microbiome: there is much left to do

It’s time to make the survey of humanity’s ‘second genome’ more complete.

The human microbiome: there is much left to do (nature.com)

Roche Alzheimer’s study fails in another setback to a long-tested hypothesis

The failure is an upset not only to Roche, but also a blow to the wider Alzheimer’s research field, which has for years kept focus on a protein called beta amyloid.

Roche Alzheimer's study fails in another setback to a long-tested hypothesis | BioPharma Dive

Cell-based and stem-cell-based treatments for spinal cord injury: evidence from clinical trials

Cell-based and stem-cell-based treatments for spinal cord injury: evidence from clinical trials - The Lancet Neurology

Ancient DNA traces origin of Black Death

Genomes show that plague-causing bacteria found in Kyrgyzstan graves are direct ancestors of those that triggered the medieval pandemic.

Ancient DNA traces origin of Black Death (nature.com)