A Peking University-led team of researchers has attempted to cure a patient of HIV by altering stem cells the patient was treated with using the CRISPR gene-editing tool, the Associated Press reports.
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Nature News reports that gene therapy approaches are tackling sickle cell disease, but that the cost of treatment is a concern.
The Washington Post reports that a US Senate committee voted this week to approve the nomination of Stephen Hahn to lead the Food and Drug Administration.
One gene regulates hundreds of others to influence facial development, according to New Scientist.
In Nature this week: resources for single-cell analysis, little overlap in the microRNAs used by Salmonella and Shigella to infect host cells, and more.