Did you know that as it stands, approximately one person every 36 seconds dies in the US from cardiovascular disease? Thanks to scientists from the University of Pennsylvania and private company Verve Therapeutics, this dismal statistic may soon change for the better. The … [Read more...] about Scientists successfully use CRISPR to lower cholesterol in monkeys
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As the temperature of the oceans continues to rise as a result of climate change, coral bleaching events and mass die-offs are becoming more frequent. Some corals though have shown impressive resistance to rising water temperatures, leading researchers to think that there are … [Read more...] about Could gene-hacking coral reefs make them resistant to climate change?
Victoria Gray is the first person in the US with a genetic disorder to get treated with the revolutionary gene-editing technique called CRISPR. Now, a year on from her experimental treatment for sickle cell disease, the results are looking promising, as NPR reports. The … [Read more...] about One year in, experimental sickle cell disease treatment looks promising