Most genetic research has focused people of European descent. Some are fighting to bring discarded data from other groups back to the table.
Some people are born deaf; others lose hearing because of injury or as they age. New approaches could open their ears.
Re-engineered cells are making waves in cancer treatment. But there may be a safer way to achieve the same effect.
The concept of circuitry, borrowed from computer technology, could make the next generation of gene therapies more flexible and powerful.
Genetic tests and genome sequencing are generating terabytes of sensitive private data. How can they be kept safe?
“Large molecule” therapies, tailored to home in on otherwise untreatable ills, have become medicine’s hottest commodity.
Zinc fingers could pull gene therapy back from the brink—but only if more researchers can get their hands on the remarkable proteins.
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