Tag Archives: CRISPR

Exciting Medical Technology Advancements

Artificial organs Initially considered to be a ground-breaking technology for its ability to regenerate skin cells for skin draughts for burn victims, bio-printing is an emerging medical technology that is now giving way to even more exciting possibilities. Bio-printing can be used to create blood vessels and synthetic ovaries (perhaps even …

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First U.S. Trial of CRISPR- edited Immune Cells for Cancer Patients to Gauge Safety

Based on early data from the first-ever clinical trial in humans in the US, genetically editing a cancer patient’s immune cells using CRISPR/Cas9 technology and infusing them back into the patient seems to be safe and feasible. Three participants in the trial (two with multiple myeloma and one with sarcoma) …

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Faster and affordable alternatives to RT-PCR

Many biotech companies and researchers have developed new testing methods to detect SARS-CoV-2 in order to cut backlogs and increase the accessibility of testing. At the moment, nucleic acid amplification testing (PCR/RT-PCR) is the most widely used platform to detect SARS-CoV-2. It is a gold standard test with high levels …

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