Genetics

Study encourages cautious approach to CRISPR therapeutics

A comprehensive study—conducted by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other groups—has shown that gene editing, specifically gene knockout (KO), with CRISPR -Cas9 can favor ...

Medical research

How do whales fight off cancer?

Oxford University epidemiologist Richard Peto was puzzled by a paradox: If cancer is a function of individual cells going haywire, wouldn't an organism with a lot more cells, say a whale, have a greater chance of getting ...

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