Prime Medicine spells out IPO plans for “word processor” or gene editing

Gene editing research is looking for more precise approaches, with the goal of avoiding off-target changes that cause problems in other parts of the genome. Prime Medicine aims to offer that precision along with the potential to address a wider range of genetic diseases. Biotechnology has yet to test this technology on patients, but it … Read more

Saturn’s rings could be the result of a moon that crashed into the planet 160 million years ago

Saturn’s famous rings could be the result of an ancient moon crashing into the planet some 160 million years ago, a new study suggests. Called Chrysalis, the moon would have orbited the gas giant for several billion years before colliding with it and breaking apart. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) performed calculations … Read more

Rejuvenate Bio CEO Highlights Ambitious Approach of Using Gene Therapy to Reverse Aging

Rejuvenate Bio is a gene therapy startup looking to reverse aging. In response to emailed questions, CEO and co-founder Daniel Oliver talked about how he and his co-founder started the company and their vision for treatment. age-related conditions. Why did you start this company? The idea was born in George Church’s laboratory at Harvard Medical … Read more

Transparency of laboratory testing will improve patient care and reduce costs

The need for understandable and transparent pricing for medical services in the United States has increased urgently with the continued rise in out-of-pocket healthcare costs. Americans are delaying health care because they are unsure of the cost or cannot afford it. A recent Willis Tower Watson (WTW) survey of 9,600 U.S. workers showed that 4 … Read more

Indigenous groups try to repair lands damaged by colonization

KINGSTON, Mass. (AP) – Asa Peters marched into a grove of Japanese polygons in the woods of the Massachusetts coast this month and began steadily trimming the massive, dense vegetation down to size. The 24-year-old member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe was part of a group of volunteers who eradicated invasive species and tended to … Read more

New startup Versant Ventures has no guts for next-generation gene delivery

One of the reasons engineered viruses are used to deliver genetic medicines is that viruses are very good at penetrating cells. But the adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) used today have drawbacks. They have a limited genetic load capacity. Circulating in the body, they preferentially go to certain tissues or away from others. These viruses can also … Read more