The Downside: Then You Have to Label the Patients "GMO" | GenomeWeb

This article in the Guardian describes a DNA-based vaccine for multiple sclerosis that's gone through in human trials and "has been declared a success by doctors in America after tests on patients revealed signs that their condition had improved," according to the story. The vaccine contains DNA responsible for producing myelin, which serves to prevent the immune system from going haywire and causing MS.

 

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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: nanopore sequencing workflow to detect antibiotic resistance in gut microbes, TSSPlant tool, and more.

Because gene-edited organisms can cross borders, Gizmodo wonders whether there should be an international body to govern their use.

HHS Secretary nominee Tom Price is to go in front of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today, NPR's Morning Edition reports.

Prior to being closed, Theranos' Arizona lab failed an inspection by regulators, according to the Wall Street Journal.