How to use a rho-coupled CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing tool to cure a serious disease

Using a CRISpr/Cas10 genome editing technique known as a retrovirus targeting gene variant (sgRNA), scientists have developed a novel approach to treat a rare disease that affects the brain.Their success has implications for many types of cancers, including gliomas, the most common form of brain cancer.It has also raised concerns about how the virus may […]

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U.S. government seeks to revive sterilization of millions with Zika virus

A new government document obtained by Axios shows that the U.N. has asked for the World Health Organization to expedite the sterilization procedure for millions of people infected with the Zika virus, even though the virus has not been officially declared officially a global health emergency.The Zika virus has infected more than 4 million people […]

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An Australian doctor says prostate biopsies are a ‘bizarre, illogical and confusing procedure’

A Melbourne surgeon says the process of performing prostate biopies is ‘illogical, confusing and bizarre’.Dr Andrew Jardine is a paediatrician in the state of Victoria.He told the ABC he is concerned about the risks involved in the procedure, and has been researching the matter since 2012.He says the practice is fraught with danger, but said […]

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