Genetics

2019: the year gene therapy came of age

In the summer, a mother in Nashville with a seemingly incurable genetic disorder finally found an end to her suffering—by editing her genome.

Medical research

New cancer treatment not as toxic as others

A QIMR Berghofer study has identified how a newly approved blood cancer drug works and found the treatment is better than other drugs at targeting cancer stem cells while causing minimal damage to healthy cells.

Medical research

Complex organ models grown in the lab

Scientists at the University of Würzburg have successfully produced human tissues from stem cells. They have a complexity similar to that of normal tissue and are far superior to previous structures.

Immunology

Salmonella—how the body fights back

New research from the University of East Anglia shows how the human body powers its emergency response to salmonella infection.

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