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Cultured meat: A whole different animal?

Synthetic meat grown in-vitro in a petri dish, rather than gained from slaughtered animals, has a number of advantages and could be a game-changer in combating global hunger as well as climate change. Given recent advances, cultured meat technology and cellular agriculture could be mature and market-ready within just a few years. Humans have been eating meat for nearly two million years. In the early days of our species, we supported ourselves as scavengers and hunter-gatherers before gradually refining our skills...

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First in vivo CRISPR medicine administered to patients in clinical trial

On 4 March 2020, the collaborating companies Allergan plc and Editas Medicine, Inc. announced the dosing of the first patient with the CRISPR-based medicine AGN-151587 (EDIT-101) in a phase 1/2 clinical trial (BRILLIANCE trial).[1]   Treatment for Leber Congenital Amaurosis 10 AGN-151587 (EDIT-101) is an experimental CRISPR-based medicine currently under development. The medicine is delivered via sub-retinal injection under development for the treatment of Leber congenital amaurosis...

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Lessons learned in China may help others in combating coronavirus

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was first recorded in mid-December 2019 in Wuhan, China. However, it was not until 20 January 2020 that the Chinese authorities officially confirmed incidents of human-to-human transmission and admitted concerns about a major outbreak. Over the following days, both the death toll and the number of infections shot up as one Chinese city after another was locked down. The current coronavirus situation As of mid-March, it appears that China has...

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The cell therapy researcher that can change “bad cells” to “good cells”

More and more people are suffering from metabolic disorders, ranging from obesity to diabetes. Although many drugs have been developed for these disorders, some of them have been associated with dangerous side-effects. Many scientists are working tirelessly to find better and safer medicine. The search for Sibutramine alternatives Around 2010, cell therapy researchers discovered that Sibutramine, an appetite suppressant, was associated with increased cardiovascular events and strokes, and the medicine was...

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