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Bio Roundup: $74B for Celgene, Two CAR-T Tales, Ready for SF & More

BIO ROUNDUP: $74B FOR CELGENE, TWO CAR-T TALES, READY FOR SF & MORE

In 2018, my Exome colleagues and I published hundreds of stories about health, medicine, the biopharma industry, government policy,...

 
 
 

SINGLE TRANSCRIPT UNIT CRISPR 2.0 SYSTEMS FOR ROBUST CAS9 AND CAS12A MEDIATED PLANT GENOME EDITING

Abstract CRISPR‐Cas9 and Cas12a are two powerful genome editing systems. Expression of CRISPR in plants is typically achieved with...

China's gene-edited babies experiment violated western ethics norms. But China is writing is own

CHINA'S GENE-EDITED BABIES EXPERIMENT VIOLATED WESTERN ETHICS NORMS. BUT CHINA IS WRITING IS OWN

Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world with his recent claim that he modified the genes of two babies. However,...

 
 
 
15 For '19: Key Clinical Data to Watch For Next Year

15 FOR '19: KEY CLINICAL DATA TO WATCH FOR NEXT YEAR

On Monday, Xconomy began our annual look ahead at clinical trials that could define biotech and have profound healthcare effects in...

Bio Roundup: Eli Lilly Tries Tau, Generic Insulin, NASH Cash & More

BIO ROUNDUP: ELI LILLY TRIES TAU, GENERIC INSULIN, NASH CASH & MORE

Pharmaceutical industry critics lament the cost of rare disease drugs, but some of the steepest price hikes have come on widely used...

 
 
 
Companies tracking mutations in cancer cells can provide a key to unlocking better therapies

COMPANIES TRACKING MUTATIONS IN CANCER CELLS CAN PROVIDE A KEY TO UNLOCKING BETTER THERAPIES

Investors and entrepreneurs are beginning to bring new diagnostic tools to market that promise better results for cancer patients through...

News of the first gene-edited babies shows that science can't police itself

NEWS OF THE FIRST GENE-EDITED BABIES SHOWS THAT SCIENCE CAN'T POLICE ITSELF

Just over a year ago, CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna of UC Berkeley talked with me about the prospects that the gene-editing technology...

 
 
 

CRISPR-BASED HEART TEST PINPOINTS GENETIC RISK FOR SEVERE CARDIOMYOPATHY

Severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a dangerous disorder that causes an abnormal thickening of the heart walls is often associated...

 
 
 

CRISPR BABIES RAISE AN UNCOMFORTABLE REALITY - ABIDING BY SCIENTIFIC STANDARDS DOESN'T GUARANTEE ETHICAL RESEARCH

Uncertainty continues to swirl around scientist He Jiankui's gene editing experiment in China. Using CRISPR technology, He modified...

 
 
 
‘They Will Be Studied for the Rest of Their Lives.' How China's Gene-Edited Twins Could Be Forever Changed By Controversial CRISPR Work

‘THEY WILL BE STUDIED FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.' HOW CHINA'S GENE-EDITED TWINS COULD BE FOREVER CHANGED BY CONTROVERSIAL CRISPR WORK

For now, they're known as Lulu and Nana, pseudonyms that are meant to give them some amount of anonymity amid the international uproar...

 
 
 
Designer babies are here - ready or not

DESIGNER BABIES ARE HERE - READY OR NOT

A Chinese scientist from a university in Shenzhen claims he has succeeded in creating the world's first genetically edited babies....

A Chinese researcher claims that the first gene-edited babies have been born, and scientists are disturbed

A CHINESE RESEARCHER CLAIMS THAT THE FIRST GENE-EDITED BABIES HAVE BEEN BORN, AND SCIENTISTS ARE DISTURBED

Chinese researcher He Jiankui claims he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies using a tool called CRISPR , the Associated...

 
 
 
World's First Genetically Edited Babies Created in China: CRISPR

WORLD'S FIRST GENETICALLY EDITED BABIES CREATED IN CHINA: CRISPR

A Chinese scientist claims to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies. The DNA of the twins was edited using CRISPR...

ENHANCED GENOME EDITING IN RICE USING SINGLE TRANSCRIPT UNIT CRISPR‐LBCPF1 SYSTEMS

Plant Biotechnology Journal, Volume 0, Issue ja , -Not available-.

 
 
 
Bio Roundup: Alzheimer's Puzzle, ESMO Assessed, Drug Prices & More

BIO ROUNDUP: ALZHEIMER'S PUZZLE, ESMO ASSESSED, DRUG PRICES & MORE

In the biotech investment and research communities this week, much of the attention was turned to Europe. Munich, Germany, hosted the...

RESEARCHERS MODIFY CRISPR TO REORGANIZE GENOME

Researchers have reworked CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology to manipulate the genome in three-dimensional space, allowing them to...