Maker of new gene therapy vector launches its second company, looking to zero in on rare skin conditions
Turns Out Fighting Mosquitoes With Mosquitoes Actually Works
New evidence indicates that an effort to stamp out disease-carrying insects is working. The key? Mosquitoes genetically engineered to kill off their own kind.
Rethinking cancer targeting strategies in the era of smart cell therapeutics
Watch this robot dog scramble over tricky terrain just by using its camera
Unlike most existing robots, which rely heavily on internal maps to get around, this robot uses vision and reinforcement learning.
FDA approves first gene therapy for hemophilia B
The treatment, which is for the less common “B” form of the bleeding disorder, will be sold in the U.S. by maker CSL for $3.5 million.
Will pigs solve the organ crisis? The future of animal-to-human transplants
This year, surgeons transplanted the first pig organs into human recipients. Researchers are keen to launch more human trials.
A French Village’s Radical Vision of a Good Life with Alzheimer’s
Every resident of the Village Landais has dementia—and the autonomy to spend each day however they please.
CRISPR tools found in thousands of viruses could boost gene editing
Phages probably picked up DNA-cutting systems from microbial hosts, and might use them to fight other viruses.
The future of engineered immune cell therapies
The emerging era of cell engineering: Harnessing the modularity of cells to program complex biological function
Ethics guidelines for human enhancement R&D
COVID-19 Triggers Brain Inflammation Similar to Parkinson’s and Other Neurodegenerative Conditions
We can now use cells from dead people to create new life. But who gets to decide?
This is why it's important to tell partners or parents whether you’d want your eggs, sperm or embryos to be used after you’ve died.