2016

Advances in Gene Editing, And Hype, Underlie Editas Move to Go Public (January 5)

God, Malaria and Wolverine Claws: Colbert Talks CRISPR With George Church (January 7)

Startup Backed by Big Names Aims to Detect Early Cancer in Blood (January 10)

Rival Drug Firms Team Up To Test new Approach to Cancer Treatment (January 11)

Did David Bowie Delay His Death? (January 11}

Turning Your Cancer Against Itself (January 12)

NIH Pumps $260 Million Into Search for Disease Genes that Matter (January 14)

7 Ways to Tell if the “Cancer Moonshot” is Legit (January 14)

Does smoking pot actually make you stupid? (January 19)

Controversial CRISPR History Sets Off Online Firestorm (January 19)

Why Eric Lander Morphed From Science God to Punching Bag (January 25)

Schizophrenia Gene Discovery Offers Hope for Effective Drug (January 27)

Tweaking Mother Nature, Biologists Aim for Better Cancer-Fighting Cells (January 28)

Zika Outbreak Revives Calls for Spraying Banned Pesticide DDT (February 2)

Biologists: Let's Sic 'Gene Drive' on Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes (February 3)

Should Biologists Stop Grouping Us by Race? (February 4)

Fewer Americans Smoke. More Are Obese. Is There A Connection? (February 8)

Nano-Caging Gives a Failed Cancer Drug New Life (February 10)

Genome Editing Is Deemed US National Security Threat (February 10)

Are We Facing An Alzheimer's Armageddon? (February 10)

STAT-Harvard Poll: Americans Say No To 'Designer Babies' (February 11)

Consumers Aren't Wild About Genetic Testing--Nor Are Doctors (February 12)

Cancer Research Moves to the Cloud to Improve Patient Care (February 17)

Do Workplace Wellness Programs Improve Employees' Health? (February 19)

NASA's Lab Rat: What Scott Kelly's Year In Space Can tell Us (February 29)

Can Switching to Daylight Savings Time Kill You? (February 29)

The Newest Cancer Therapies Don't Work on Everyone. Now, Doctors Have a Clue Why (March 3)

Astronaut Scott Kelly Shrinks Back to Size After Two Days On Earth (March 4)

Clash of Scientific Titans: CRISPR Hits the Courts, With Money and Prestige at Stake (March 8)

Cataract Surgery is Deeply Flawed. A New Technique Could Help. (March 9)

US Moves to Allow Release of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes (March 11)

Is Colonoscopy the Gold Standard for Colorectal Cancer Screening? (March 14)

The CRISPR Patent Fight Has begun--And It's Not Pretty (March 16)


In the CRISPR Patent Fight, the Broad Institute Scores Big in Early Motions (March 18)

A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good For You After All (March 22)

No Sheep Allowed: Billionaire Paul Allen Bets Big on Risky Scientific Research (March 23)

A Lab-Made Cell Shows Why 'Disease Genes' Are So Elusive (March 24)

Lab MIce Were Implanted With Rob Ford's Tumor in Last-Ditch Effort to Save Him (March 25)

New Insight Into Alzheimer's Suggests Potential Path to Treatment (March 31)

Does Screening for Developmental Delays Help Children? (April 4)

Are Doctors Overdiagnosing Asthma? (April 5)

Genetic 'Unicorns' Defy Their Own DNA--And Could Hint at New Treatments (April 11)

Records Found in Dusty Basement Undermine Decades of Dietary Advice (April 12)

Sean Parker's Put Up Big Bucks for Cancer. We've Got Questions (April 13)

The Dark Side of Antioxidants: Fresh Evidence That They Fuel Cancer's Spread (April 13)

Harvard Panel Explores Challenges of Alzheimer's Drug Trials (Webcast) (April 15)

For This Controversial Breast Abnormality, Is Radiation Treatment Needed? (April 18)

Scientists Unveil 'The Most Clever CRISPR Gadget' So Far (April 20)


Does Skipping Breakfast Make You Gain Weight? (April 29)

Could This Widely Used Calculator Be Needlessly Driving People to Take Statins? (May 6)

Is Academic Achievement Written Into Your DNA? It's Complicated (May 11)

George Church Has A Wild Idea to Upend Evolution. Here's Your Guide. (May 16)


Side Where Colon Cancer Begins Affects Survival, Finds Study (May 18)

We've Known For 50 Years What Causes Sickle Cell Disease. Where's The Cure? (May 19)

Brain Scans Strongly Predict Return of Consciousness in Vegetative Patients (May 26)

Discovery of Multiple Sclerosis Gene Could Inspire Therapies--If It's Right (June 1)

Audacious Project Aims to Create Human GenomesFrom Scratch (June 2)

Three Neuroscientists Win $1Million Award for Discovering Brain's Plasticity (June 2)

Breast Cancer Study Shows Benefit to Extended Treatment With Aromatase Inhibitors (June 5)

Cancer Patients keep Getting Aggressive End-of-Life Treatment, Despite Lack of benefits (June 6)

Cancer Drugs, Though Cheaper in the Developing World, Remain Unaffordable in Poorer Countries (June 6)

Black Women Are Less Likely to Have Breasts and Ovaries Removed to Prevent Cancer (June 6)

Coffee Doesn't Cause Cancer After All, May Be Protective, Says WHO (June 15)

What Are The Odds That Your Medication Will Help You Get Better? (June 15)

Four Things to Know About the New Colorectal Cancer Screening Advice (June 15)

First Formal Bid to Use CRISPR to Edit Human Genes Goes to Federal Review (June 16)

Could Going to College or Being Married Give You Brain Cancer? (June 20)

Federal Panel Approves First Use of CRISPR in Humans (June 21)

They're Going to CRISPR People. What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (June 23)

Lung Cancer Surgery Left Her "Leaking" and Near Death. Belly Fat Saved Her Life (June 24)

Trump's Success "Deranges" Bridge Players, Shedding Light on Biomedical Studies (June 24)

Millions of Women Undergo Pelvic Exams With No Proven Benefit, US Panel Concludes (June 28)

Would Testing Elizabeth Warren's DNA Resolve the Fight Over Her Heritage? (June 29)


It's Been 20 Years Since Dolly: Where's My Clone? (July 5)

In Juno Patient Deaths, Echoes Seen of Earlier Failed Company (July 8)

‘Cancer close up’: Images of shimmering cells offer clues to understanding (July 15)

Do CRISPR Enthusiasts Have Their Head in the Sand About the Safety of Gene Editing? (July 18)

DNA Pioneer James Watson: The Cancer Moonshot is 'Crap' But There is Still Hope (July 20)


First CRISPR Trial in Humans is Reported to Start Next Month (July 21)

Play On! In A First, Brain Training Cuts Risk of Dementia 10 Years Later (July 24)

Dolly the Sheep Died Young But Her Cloned Sisters Are Still Alive and Kicking (July 26)

Alzheimer’s Researchers Seethe Over Years of Missteps After Latest Drug Failure (July 28)

In Cancer, It's Back to the Future as Old Treatments Make Cutting-Edge Ones More Effective (August 4)

Can Music Enhance Brain Waves and Improve Olympic Wrestlers' Performance? (August 9)

MIT Challenges New York Times Over Book on Famous Brain Patient (August 9)

In Living Color: New Technique Sees Gene Activity in Human Brains (August 10)

CRISPR Patent Fight: The Legal Bills Are Soaring (August 12)

If Mom Takes Acetaminophen During Pregnancy, Does It Affect Her Child's Behavior? (August 15)

Higher, Faster, Farther: Doping at the Summer Olympics (August 16)

Lies, Damn Lies and CRISPR: The Legal Battle Escalates (August 17)

Hacking Life: Scientists "Recode" DNA in Step Toward Lab-Made Organisms (August 18)

When DNA and Medical Tests Disagree About Breast Cancer Risk, Which to Believe? (August 24)

Does Pessimism Worsen Side Effects From Breast Cancer Drugs? (August 25)

Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Moves Closer as Scientists Clear Unexpected Obstacle (September 7)

In CRISPR Patent Fight, Geneticist George Church May Be Called to Testify (September 8)

Bold Claim of Multiple Sclerosis Gene Discovery Comes Under Withering Attack (September 9)

Does Access to Medical Marijuana Reduce Opioid Deaths? (September 14)

Men With Early Prostate Cancer Can Safely Opt Out of Treatment, Finds Landmark Study (September 14)

Five Takeaways From This Week's Clinton-Trump Medical Circus (September 15)

Subpoena Denied: Harvard's George Church Won't Have to Testify in CRISPR Patent Dispute (September 16)

Is the Gut Microbiome an Important Cause of Obesity? (September 22)

Monsanto Licenses CRISPR Technology to Modify Crops--With Key Restrictions (September 22)

Beware the Hype: Top Scientists Cautious About Fighting Cancer With Immunotherapy (September 26)

Top Wellness Award Goes to Workplace Where Many Health Measures Got Worse (September 27)

Nobel Prize Goes to Japanese Scientist for Work on Key Cellular Recycling Process (October 3) 

Novel Study of Pancreatic Cancer Aims to Give Patients More Treatment Options (October 4)

The Bigger the Yawn, The Bigger the Brain, Scientists Find (October 5)

Tiny Molecular Machines Win Three Scientists the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (October 5)

Scientist Using Big Data Against Heart Disease Wins $75 Million Award (October 5)

Nobel-Winning Work on Molecular Machines May Bring Us Novel Drugs (October 5)

Four Reasons Almost Everyone Got The Nobel Predictions Wrong (October 6)

Should Athletes Get EKGs to Prevent Sudden Death? (October 11)


A CRISPR-Based Fix for Human Sickle Cells Shows Promise in Mice (October 12)


Brain Study Shows How Small Lies Grow Into Whoppers (October 24)

Google Doodle Honors Science's First Microbiologist (October 24)

CRISPR Identifies Genes That Might Be Targeted to Hobble HIV Infection (October 25)

Genetic Testing Fumbles, Revealing a 'Dark Side' of Precision Medicine (October 31)


Health Officials Find First Cases of New Superbug in US (November 4)

Fearful of a Trump Administration, Many in Research Call for a 'Tutorial' for the President-Elect (November 9)

Their Brains Had All the Telltale Signs of Alzheimer's. So Why Did They Still Have Nimble Minds? (November 14)

Do Cancer Clinical Trials Exaggerate the Real-World Benefits of Drugs? (November 21)

Dramatic Decline in Dementia Seen Among Older Adults in US (November 21)

As Revenue Falls, A Pioneer of Cancer Gene testing Slams Rivals With Overblown Claims (November 29)

Do C-Sections Alter a Baby's Microbiome, Hurting Later Health? (December 5)

Oral Arguments in CRISPR Patent Case Expected to be 'Fight to the Death' (December 5)

CRISPR Court Hearing Puts University of California on the Defensive (December 6)

Discarded Arthritis Drug Shows Early Promise Against Alzheimer's (December 8)

Zhang and Colleagues File Patent to use CRISPR Against Rare Genetic Diseases (December 8)

CRISPR Patent Case Takes a Wild Turn as the Broad Makes a Bold Claim Public (December 9)

Cancer Cells Spread Way Earlier Than Thought, Seeding Metastases That Cause Most Deaths (December 14)

Startup Spotlight: Want to Sell Your DNA? GENOS Is Here to Help (December 15)

Fountain-of-Youth Molecules Make Mice Young Again, Extending Their Lives (December 15)

Can Gargling With Listerine Treat Gonorrhea? A Science-Based Answer (December 20)





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