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A New 20-Minute Covid-19 Test Will Use CRISPR Gene Editing Technology To Deliver Results At The Doctor’s Office, Supermarket, Or Workplace

A New 20-Minute Covid-19 Test Will Use CRISPR Gene Editing Technology...

Sherlock Biosciences is partnering with binx health to not only bring to market the first point-of-care CRISPR product but also take the first step toward a new paradigm in health and diagnostics. On January 4, 2018, Boston was shut down by a blizzard, but Rahul Dhanda was on a mission. A few months prior, the…
Regeneron’s Billionaire Cofounder Criticized After ‘All Lives Matter’ Graduation Speech

Regeneron’s Billionaire Cofounder Criticized After ‘All Lives Matter’ Graduation Speech

George Yancopoulos, president and chief scientific officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, right, ... [+] speaks during the Bloomberg Year Ahead Conference in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Photographer: Alex Flynn/Bloomberg © 2017 Bloomberg Finance LP George Yancopoulos, the billionaire cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, created a stir over the weekend…
This New Flu Virus Has ‘Pandemic Potential,’ Here Are 7 Reasons Why

This New Flu Virus Has ‘Pandemic Potential,’ Here Are 7 Reasons...

Scientists in China have found that the genotype 4 (G4) reassortant Eurasian avian-like (EA) H1N1 ... [+] flu virus has been circulating in the swine population and has pandemic potential. (Photo: Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Barcroft Media via Getty Images Want something to take your mind off of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the virus…
Pharma’s Dirty Secret, And The Synthetic Biology Startup Offering A New Approach

Pharma’s Dirty Secret, And The Synthetic Biology Startup Offering A New...

Many of today’s most trusted drugs are so notorious for their wide range of potentially serious ... [+] adverse reactions, they are known in the business as “dirty drugs.” Synthetic biology company Octant Bio has developed a better way to design drugs for the most common and complex diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Octant…
Bay Area COVID-Fighting Startup Files For $100m IPO

Bay Area COVID-Fighting Startup Files For $100m IPO

Eric Hobbs, CEO of Berkeley Lights Berkeley Lights COVID-19 is a double whammy—killing over half a million people around the world and simultaneously derailing the global economy. Synthetic biology company Berkeley Lights is working out the antidote on both fronts, fast-tracking antibody discovery while powering the explosion of a new gold rush that can help…
Pence Says Increased Testing ‘Significant Reason’ For Coronavirus Spikes—Public Health Experts Disagree

Pence Says Increased Testing ‘Significant Reason’ For Coronavirus Spikes—Public Health Experts...

TOPLINE Vice President Mike Pence in a pre-taped interview on CBS’ Face The Nation blamed the recent surge in U.S. coronavirus cases on an increase in testing, a claim that’s previously been refuted by public health experts as criticism of the White House’s crisis response continues to pile up. Vice President Mike Pence in Ohio…
There Are 10 Million Coronavirus Cases Worldwide. The U.S. Accounts For 25% Of Them.

There Are 10 Million Coronavirus Cases Worldwide. The U.S. Accounts For...

TOPLINE The coronavirus pandemic hit a grim milestone Sunday morning, reaching 10 million confirmed cases worldwide, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, with the U.S. accounting for 25% of those cases—and no slowdown of infections in sight. A man wearing a mask walks past a banner reminding people of social distancing guidelines on Santa…
Not All “Meatless Meats” Are Good For Your Health Or The Environment

Not All “Meatless Meats” Are Good For Your Health Or The...

Science-backed claims that plant-based meats are healthier for both humans and the environment have sparked a global wave of veganism that shows no signs of slowing down. Consumers have become increasingly conscious about doing better by their bodies and the environment, and fast food joints like McDonald’s MCD , Burger King and KFC are catering…
CDC: Here Are 3 ‘New’ Covid-19 Coronavirus Symptoms To Make 12

CDC: Here Are 3 ‘New’ Covid-19 Coronavirus Symptoms To Make 12

Nasal congestion or a runny nose is now on the CDC list of possible Covid-19 symptoms. (Photo: ... [+] Getty) Getty New is a relative term. A planet that was formed a couple years ago could still be new. Sushi that was formed a couple years ago, not so much. So there are three “new”…
Giant Saharan Dust Cloud Reaches U.S., 2020 ‘Godzilla’ Version Bigger Than Before

Giant Saharan Dust Cloud Reaches U.S., 2020 ‘Godzilla’ Version Bigger Than...

On Thursday, a massive cloud of Saharan dust invaded Cancun beaches and began to affect air quality ... [+] in Florida, sparking warnings to people with respiratory illnesses to stay home. (Photo by ELIZABETH RUIZ/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images As Covid-19 coronavirus cases continue to surge in Florida, Texas, and other Southern…

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