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Cities and States Look to Crack Down on ‘Less-Lethal’ Weapons Used by Police

This story also ran on USA Today. This story can be republished for free (details). Following nationwide protests against police brutality in which law enforcement officers wounded or blinded protesters, state and local lawmakers and an international police association are taking steps to restrict the use of “less-lethal” weapons that caused the injuries. At least… Read More »

New genetic weapons challenge sickle cell disease

HOUSTON – Help for patients with sickle cell disease may soon come from gene editing to fix the mutation that causes the disease and boost the patient’s own protective fetal hemoglobin. New research shows that using CRISPR-Cas9 and a corrective short DNA template to repair the sickle cell mutation in a patient’s hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) could be efficient and safe.… Read More »