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First monkeys cloned in historic breakthrough - could humans be next?

The first monkeys cloned in the same way as Dolly the Sheep have been born, raising fears that it may soon be possible to clone humans.<p>Chinese scientists today announced the births of Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, a pair of healthy macaques who are completely genetically identical.<p>The babies are …

New ‘hit-and-run’ gene editing tool temporarily rewrites genetics to treat cancer and HIV

CAR T immunotherapies are all the rage in the medical community, reprogramming a patient’s immune system to fight cancer. For some patients, they’ve …

Immune System

Israeli doctors successfully operate on Gaza ‘tree man’

Doctors at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center successfully operated on a Palestinian man from the Gaza Strip suffering from a rare disease known as …

Medicine

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy For Leukemia

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced what the agency calls a "historic action" — the first approval of a cell-based gene therapy in the United States.<p>The FDA approved Kymriah, which scientists refer to as a "living drug" because it involves using genetically modified immune cells …

Cancer

A New Cancer Treatment Could Be More Effective Than Chemotherapy

Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD)<p>Scientists have discovered a new process to kill cancer cells, called Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD), …

Cancer

Cheetahs have their own therapy dogs in zoos, and we're literally passing out over this cuteness discovery

We’ve all heard of humans enlisting the help of emotional support animals. Cats, dogs, ducks — you name it. But this stress-easing technique, as it …

This Giant Dead Sea Creature Washed Up On An Island, And It's Freaking Everyone Out

Images posted online of an enormous carcass that washed up on the shore of an Indonesian island are captivating people across the world.<p>The Jakarta Globe calls the massive, rotting body a giant squid, and reports that a resident of Seram Island discovered the 49-foot dead creature on Tuesday.<p>But …

Dead Sea