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CRISPR Gene Editing Having Amazing Results

Jennifer Doudna was born in Washington, D.C. She grew up in Hilo, Hawaii. After graduating from Pomona College in 1985, she earned a Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1989. Doudna is a renowned American biochemist known for her pioneering work in CRISPR gene editing. She was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. In addition to being a […]

CRISPR Gene-Editing Trials Encouraging

About three years ago, I wrote about CRISPR technology, not exactly a household name. CRISPR stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. If you read the details about CRISPR, it might make your head hurt. It is really complex. CRISPR was discovered in 2007 when a yogurt company found a bacteria which could eliminate […]

Gene-editing Gets Major Funding

Last year, I wrote about a team of Chinese scientists having received ethical approval to perform a clinical trial of gene-editing. The goal was to test whether gene-editing may be a potential cure for cancer. The technology used for the trial is called CRISPR/Cas9, not exactly a household name. CRISPR stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. Cas9 stands for […]

Test Your Blood At Home

Patients who are at high risk or require frequent blood testing probably find going to the lab or doctor office an inconvenience. Athelas, a Mountain View, California based company has announced a new technology which may be a real game changer. Their new product has been clinically validated for use in the patient’s home. The Athelas […]

Medical Breakthroughs

The medical breakthroughs continue to amaze me and reinforce my view the next ten years’ progress will surpass the last 100 years. The single thing that makes me so optimistic is the incredible individuals who are so dedicated and so smart. Today, I read about Michael J. Yaszemski, an alumni of Lehigh University, where I […]