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Bluebird bio sickle cell gene therapy trial halted on cancer worry

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Recently I was going through a list I’m updating of regenerative medicine biotech companies including Bluebird bio. Now just a few days later the world seems turned upside down for the firm and maybe to some degree for other companies doing related work. Bluebird bio blues: 2 trial participants get cancer News broke today that …

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Weekend reads: reversing death of pig brain cells, brain-gut stem cell link, plant stem cells, & more

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It’s been a cool week for stem cell and other associated kinds of research. In this post I have a series of links to a variety of interesting developments and papers. Gene therapy cures bubble boy infants. William Wan over at the WaPo on this good news. Nope, this wasn’t done with CRISPR, but rather …

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Extraordinary epidermis regeneration in child via combo stem cell-gene therapy

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Epidermis regeneration is an important approach to helping patients with a variety of serious skin problems that can arise due to genetic conditions or injuries such as severe burns. An exciting new Nature paper reports¬†epidermis regeneration on a strikingly large-scale. The child who is the subject of the study suffers from a sometimes fatal genetic …

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Austen Heinz of Cambrian Genomics Interview: GMO creatures & people

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What’s Cambrian Genomics? With rapid advances in genomics, gene editing, and methods to reproduce life in the lab such as cloning, today creating genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has never been easier. While there have been of course loads of discussions of GMOs in the past, we are entering a new era of what one might …

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