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First US attempt to cure a rare disease with genome editing fails miserably 

First US attempt to cure a rare disease with genome editing fails miserably Scientists at Sangamo attempted the first human trial of a gene-editing method to cure rare, debilitating enzyme deficiency diseases  After showing early promise, the DNA replacement failed to reduce levels of harmful unprocessed sugars  The gene replacement itself worked, but after nearly… Read More »

AstraZeneca's Imfinzi fails another phase 3 trial, this time in head and neck cancer

AstraZeneca is still stinging from Imfinzi’s combo flop in non-small cell lung cancer, but it’s already staring down another defeat. On Friday, the British drugmaker said the immuno-oncology drug had failed to show it could extend the lives of patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer whose disease has worsened after chemo. The… Read More »