December 9, 2019

Buyer Beware of This $1 Million Gene Therapy for Aging

(MIT Technology Review) – While telomere-extending treatments in mice have yielded intriguing results, nobody has demonstrated that tweaking the molecular clocks has benefits for humans. That isn’t stopping one US startup from advertising a telomere-boosting genetic therapy—at a price. Libella … Read More

December 4, 2019

China Gene-Edited Baby Experiment ‘May Have Created Unintended Mutations’

(The Guardian) – The gene editing performed on Chinese twins to immunise them against HIV may have failed and created unintended mutations, scientists have said after the original research was made public for the first time. Excerpts from the manuscript … Read More