Rob Stein

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CRISPR Gene-Editing May Offer Path To Cure For HIV, First Published Report Shows

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Researchers safely used CRISPR gene-editing techniques in a patient with HIV. The research provides evidence the approach may be promising for treating HIV infection.

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Scientists Create A Device That Can Mass-Produce Human Embryoids

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Researchers hope large numbers of very primitive, embryo-like structures will lead to new insights into early human development and ways to prevent miscarriages and birth defects.

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Scientists In New York Are Trying To Edit The DNA In Human Sperm

Thursday, August 22, 2019

NPR got exclusive access to the only lab known to be trying to edit the DNA in human sperm, which raises all the same thorny issues as modifying genes in human embryos

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Scientists Attempt Controversial Experiment To Edit DNA In Human Sperm Using CRISPR

Thursday, August 22, 2019

NPR visited the only lab in the world known to be trying to use the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to modify the DNA in human sperm. If successful, it could be used to prevent genetic disorders.

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Doctors In The U.S. Use CRISPR Technique To Treat A Genetic Disorder For The 1st Time

Monday, July 29, 2019

For the first time, doctors have used the gene-editing technique CRISPR to treat a genetic disorder in the U.S. The patient, who has sickle cell disease, spoke with NPR about her treatment.

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In A 1st, Doctors In U.S. Use CRISPR Tool To Treat Patient With Genetic Disorder

Monday, July 29, 2019

Victoria Gray, 34, of Forest, Miss., has sickle cell disease. She is the first patient ever to be publicly identified as being involved in a study testing the use of CRISPR for a genetic disease.

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Scientists Make Model Embryos From Stem Cells To Study Key Steps In Human Development

Monday, July 01, 2019

Researchers hope these "embryoids" could provide crucial new insights into how to treat infertility and prevent miscarriages, birth defects and many diseases. But they stir ethical concerns.

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A Russian Biologist Wants To Create More Gene-Edited Babies

Friday, June 21, 2019

A Moscow scientist claims he has a safe way of editing genes in human embryos — a method that could protect resulting babies from being infected with HIV. Approval of the experiment seems unlikely.

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House Committee Votes To Continue Ban On Genetically Modified Babies

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

A congressional committee has upheld a prohibition against the Food and Drug Administration considering using gene-edited embryos to establish pregnancies.

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2 Chinese Babies With Edited Genes May Face Higher Risk Of Premature Death

Monday, June 03, 2019

Analysis of DNA from more than 400,000 people in the U.K. suggests a genetic modification that protects against HIV may actually increase the overall risk of premature death.

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Scientists Genetically Modify Fungus To Kill Mosquitoes That Spread Malaria

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The modified fungus produces spider toxin that rapidly kills mosquitoes, raising hopes for a new weapon to fight a disease that sickens millions. But not everyone is convinced.

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At $2.1 Million, New Gene Therapy Is The Most Expensive Drug Ever

Friday, May 24, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration approved a new gene therapy for a rare but devastating genetic disorder. The drugmaker says the cost is worth it because it's a one-time treatment that saves lives.

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Scientists Modify Viruses With CRISPR To Create New Weapon Against Superbugs

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Superbugs are bacteria that can beat modern medicine's most powerful drugs. So doctors are racing to find new ways to fight back.

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Genetically Modified Viruses Help Save A Patient With A 'Superbug' Infection

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Treatment with genetically altered bacteriophages — viruses that attack bacteria — may have halted a patient's near-fatal infection, hinting at new ways to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Measles Cases In The U.S. Reach Highest Count In 25 Years

Monday, April 29, 2019

Federal health officials released the latest national measles count Monday. Measles has been reported in 22 states.

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First U.S. Patients Treated With CRISPR As Human Gene-Editing Trials Get Underway

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

This could be a crucial year for the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR as researchers start testing it in patients to treat diseases such as cancer, blindness and sickle cell disease.

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Scientists Plan To Start Human Trials Testing CRISPR Soon

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The powerful gene-editing technique is moving out of the lab and into the clinic. Trials will use CRISPR to try to treat a variety of diseases, ranging from cancer and blindness to blood disorders.

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Scientists Call For Global Moratorium On Creating Gene-Edited Babies

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

An international group of 18 prominent scientists and bioethicists is calling for countries around the world to impose a moratorium on the creation of babies whose genes have been altered in the lab.

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A Gulp Of Genetically Modified Bacteria Might Someday Treat A Range Of Illnesses

Friday, March 08, 2019

Researchers think genetically engineered versions of microbes that can live in humans could help treat some rare genetic disorders and perhaps help with Type 1 diabetes, cirrhosis and cancer.

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A Large Study Provides More Evidence That MMR Vaccines Don't Cause Autism

Monday, March 04, 2019

A study of more than 600,000 Danish children finds no evidence of any link between autism and the vaccine that protects against mumps, measles and rubella.

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