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The world of Big Data and genetic testing are upon us. Are patients ready for it? A report from the Harvard meeting.
Updates on the first human trial involving CRISPR, gene activity after death, more delays in Zika funding, and transmissible cancers in mollusks. This week in Abstract Science.
One family's harrowing experience dealing with the mosquito-borne virus.
Finding a mouse's sweet spot. How touchscreen technology is helping determine if a new therapy improves impaired memory function in AD mice
The growing pace of outsourced drug discovery, using a gut microbe to alter autism-like symptoms in mice, and testing a controversial theory about how tumors spread. This week in Abstract Science.
Using optogenetics, two researchers challenge our notions of movement and offer more reliable ways to model movement disorders in animals.
How a toxic liver drug may boost gene therapy, committee seeks clarity on gene drive, the link between touch and autism, and a long-awaited overhaul of US chemical laws. This week in Abstract Science.
Can colistin help overcome some of the challenges in treating E. coli with antibiotics?
Drugs that inhibit kinases are being used to treat cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. Growing evidence suggests they may also work against CNS diseases, such as Huntington's.
The search for other vectors spreading Zika, discouraging statistics about the use of osteoporosis drugs, and a virologist prepares for space travel. This week in Abstract Science.