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Science Feb 16Broad Institute wins heated dispute over CRISPR patents
The U.S. patent office ruled on Wednesday that hotly disputed patents on the revolutionary genome-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 belong to the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, dealing a blow to the University of California.
Science Jan 27First human-pig chimeras spark hopes for transplantable organs — and debate
These human-pig “chimeras” were not allowed to develop past the fetal stage, but the experiment suggests such creations could eventually be used to grow fully human organs for transplant…
Health Oct 05Epic yawns boost brain growth, study says
If you have a big brain, you can credit yawning for promoting brain growth and activity, the researchers found. And if you have a small brain, you can blame the fact that you don’t yawn long enough.
Health Sep 165 lessons from this week’s Clinton-Trump medical record circus
Here are the five main takeaways from this week’s presidential medical circus.
Science Aug 11New technique sees brain gene activity in living color
A new neuroimaging tool shows for the first time where genes are being turned on or off in living brains.
Health Jun 28Pelvic exams for healthy women have no proven benefit, U.S. panel says
The US Preventive Services Task Force, which advises the federal government on preventive care, concluded that there is not enough evidence to recommend pelvic exams for healthy women.
Science Jun 21Federal panel approves first use of CRISPR gene editing in humans
A federal biosafety and ethics panel on Tuesday unanimously approved the first study in cancer patients of the genome-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9.