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The OpenHelix BlogFri Sep 15 09:31:29 EDT 2017

Friday SNPpets
This weekI left the “call to action” tweet at the top–you couldvote for GenBank every dayuntil the end of the competition. Today’s the last day. Vote once more. And remember how resources like GenBank let us have foundations for other important resources as well. There are new resources in this week’s SNPpets that are definitely […]

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Scientific AmericanThu Sep 21 16:28:42 EDT 2017

New Wireless Pacemaker Could Prevent Common Complications
Powered by microwaves, the device avoids some of the risks traditional systems pose

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France Eyes Legalizing Assisted Reproduction for Gay Women in 2018
French law currently restricts techniques like artificial insemination to heterosexual couples

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Dissolve the Dead? Controversy Swirls around Liquid Cremation
California state bill seeks to legalize liquefaction of corpses

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What's Next after Creating a Cancer-Prevention Vaccine?
A winner of this year’s Lasker Award talks about his work with HPV

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One Test May Spot Cancer, Infections, Diabetes and More
Researchers are starting to diagnose more ailments using DNA fragments found in the blood

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Has the Era of Gene Therapy Finally Arrived?
The FDA just approved the first gene therapy for sale, but such therapies remain far from fulfilling their early promise

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Doubts Raised about Gene-Editing Study in Human Embryos
Alternative explanations challenge whether CRISPR–Cas9 technique actually fixed a genetic mutation as claimed   

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Human Stem Cells Fight Parkinson's Disease in Monkeys
Researchers hope to move to clinical trials in 2018

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FDA Green-Lights First CAR-T Cancer Drug
The leukemia treatment approval opens up a new front for gene therapies in the U.S.

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Robotic Exoskeletons Show Promise As Tool to Help Kids with Cerebral Palsy Walk Easier
Correcting gait early on may aid mobility 

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Cryptographers and Geneticists Unite to Analyze Genomes They Can't See
Computer-security methods could help scientists identify disease-causing genes—while preserving patient privacy

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We've Already Got Socialized Medicine
Unfortunately, the biggest recipients of government help are the pharmaceutical companies, not patients

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Sophisticated Digital Aids Could Help Determine What Ails You
Sophisticated software could help doctors make better diagnoses

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Can a Crowdsourced AI Medical Diagnosis App Outperform Your Doctor?
The Human Dx platform aims to improve the accuracy of individual physicians

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Gene-Editing Success Brings Pig-to-Human Transplants Closer to Reality
CRISPR has enabled researchers to inactivate viruses in donor animals that may sicken humans

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AI Hunts for New ALS Treatments
 Artificially intelligent machines could analyze huge databases to find potential targets for the devastating disease

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Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Failure Gets a Gold-Standard Trial
A treatment aims to reverse long-term scar-tissue damage

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Gene Therapy Is Now Available, but Who Will Pay for It?
European regulators have approved two such treatments

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Drug-Carrying "Nanoswimmers" Could Slither Past the Brain's Cellular Defenses
A transport vehicle the size of a virus may ferry chemotherapies and other molecular cargo through the imposing blood–brain barrier

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Scientists Use Light to Turn Off Autism Symptoms in Mice
The findings hint at treatments that could restore the balance of brain activity

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Embryo Gene-Editing Experiment Reignites Ethical Debate
American researchers publish highly anticipated study using CRISPR in developing humans

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First Human Embryos Edited in the U.S., Scientists Say
Reports suggest researchers have altered DNA and made few errors 

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Brain's Stem Cells Slow Aging in Mice
Transplanted cells offer middle-aged rodents an increased life span

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Biologics: The Pricey Drugs Transforming Medicine
Rather than being designed by chemists, this class of pharmaceuticals is produced by living cells. Here's where they come from and how they work

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What Do We Know about the Brain Cancer Plaguing Sen. John McCain?
An oncology expert discusses treatment options for aggressive glioblastoma

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