November 18, 2020

Pfizer and BioNTech to Submit Covid-19 Vaccine Data to FDA as Full Results Show 95% Efficacy

(STAT News) – Pfizer and BioNTech announced Wednesday that the efficacy portion of their Covid-19 vaccine trial has been completed, showing the vaccine to prevent 95% of cases of the disease. The companies said that they plan to submit to … Read More

November 10, 2020

The Story of mRNA: How a Once-Dismissed Idea Became a Leading Technology in the Covid Vaccine Race

(STAT News) – But what the companies share may be bigger than their differences: Both are banking on a genetic technology that has long held huge promise but has so far run into biological roadblocks. It is called synthetic messenger … Read More

November 5, 2020

Gene Therapy for Autism-Linked Condition Weakened Legs, Robbing Two People of Ability to Walk

(Science) – A small clinical trial of a gene therapy for Angelman syndrome—a rare genetic condition related to autism—is on hold after two participants temporarily lost the ability to walk. The safety issue is important to resolve, experts say, given … Read More