Rob Stein

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U.S. Could Be Entering New Phase In Coronavirus Battle

Monday, March 02, 2020

More and more cases are being diagnosed in this country. And those numbers may grow as testing for this dangerous new virus ramps up.

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CDC Resolves Coronavirus Test Problem, Meaning Wider And Quicker Testing

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The U.S. government says it has resolved a problem with its test for the new coronavirus, which should resolve a testing bottleneck and provide a powerful tool for slowing its spread in the U.S.

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CDC Has Fixed Issue Delaying Coronavirus Testing In U.S., Health Officials Say

Thursday, February 27, 2020

A problem with one ingredient in test kits that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention distributed to labs around the U.S. had created a frustrating bottleneck.

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Coronavirus: Trump Under Political Spotlight, Calif. Case Sparks Interest

Thursday, February 27, 2020

During a news conference, the president struck a reassuring tone — saying it's not inevitable the virus will spread in the U.S. That's despite warnings to the contrary from public health officials.

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Health Officials Warn Americans To Plan For The Spread Of Coronavirus In U.S.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans to prepare for the possibility of more aggressive measures to stop the new coronavirus in the United States.

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NIH Lab Races To Create Coronavirus Vaccine In Record Time

Friday, February 21, 2020

Scientists at a National Institutes of Health lab are in a hurry to develop a vaccine to protect people against the new coronavirus. They are trying to do it in record time.

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Halfway Through U.S. Quarantines, Two Women Describe 'Surreal,' Lonely Waits

Friday, February 14, 2020

A New Orleans law professor and a New Jersey financial analyst are waiting for their stints in the first federal quarantine in a half-century to end. Here's glimpse of their daily lives.

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Life In Quarantine: What It's Like For The U.S. Evacuees From Wuhan

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Hundreds of American travelers returned from Wuhan, China and are now under federal quarantine for two weeks. Some are happy to be back in the U.S., but wish they weren't confined in military bases.

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What It's Like To Be Evacuated From China — And Quarantined Over Coronavirus Fears

Thursday, February 06, 2020

What's it like to be among the hundreds of people being quarantined at military bases around the United States after being evacuated from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China?

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U.S. Coronavirus Quarantine And Travel Limits: Needed Protection Or Overreaction?

Monday, February 03, 2020

A temporary ban prevents anyone from China from entering the U.S., and Americans who may have been exposed to the coronavirus are subject to quarantine. Experts differ in their views on the policies.

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U.S. Quarantines Americans Evacuated From Wuhan, Declares Public Health Emergency

Friday, January 31, 2020

The U.S. CDC announced the drastic step of quarantining 195 Americans who were evacuated back to the United States from Wuhan, the epicenter city of the coronavirus outbreak in China.

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2nd U.S. Case Of Wuhan Coronavirus Confirmed

Friday, January 24, 2020

Health officials announced that a second person in the United States is infected with the dangerous new coronavirus and that 50 more possible cases in the U.S. are under investigation.

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Embryo Research To Reduce Need For In Vitro Fertilization Raises Ethical Concerns

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Aiming to find a cheaper, easier way than IVF to ensure human embryos are healthy before implantation, researchers paid women to be inseminated, then flushed the embryos from their wombs for analysis.

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Chinese Scientist He Jiankui Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Editing Human Genes

Monday, December 30, 2019

Chinese scientist He Jiankui has been sentenced to three years in prison for conducting gene-editing experiments on human embryos.

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A Young Mississippi Woman's Journey Through A Pioneering Gene-Editing Experiment

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

NPR tells the exclusive, behind-the-scenes story of the first person with a genetic disorder to be treated in the United States with the revolutionary gene-editing technique CRISPR.

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Gene Therapy May Aid In Sickle Cell Disease Treatment

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Scientists report progress using gene therapy to treat sickle cell disease, a common and devastating genetic blood disorder.

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CRISPR For Sickle Cell Disease Shows Promise In Early Test

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Scientists are reporting the first evidence that genetically edited cells could be safely helping a patient with sickle cell disease. The cells are producing a crucial oxygen-carrying protein.

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Gene-Edited 'Supercells' Make Progress In Fight Against Sickle Cell Disease

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Researchers edited the DNA in bone marrow cells taken from a Mississippi woman with sickle cell disease to produce a treatment that could alleviate the excruciating effects of her inherited illness.

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CRISPR Approach To Fighting Cancer Called 'Promising' In 1st Safety Test

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Attempts to use the gene-editing tool CRISPR to develop a treatment for cancer seem safe and feasible in the earliest findings from the first three patients. "So far, so good," scientists say.

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Scientists Create New, More Powerful Technique To Edit Genes

Monday, October 21, 2019

A new technique, dubbed 'prime editing,' appears to make it even easier to make very precise changes in DNA. It's designed to overcome the limits of the CRISPR gene editing tool.

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