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The Download: experimental embryos and the US monkeypox emergency

The Download: experimental embryos and the US monkeypox emergency

In a search for novel forms of longevity medicine, a biotech company based in Israel says it intends to create embryo-stage versions of people in order to harvest tissues for use in transplant treatments. The company, Renewal Bio, is pursuing recent advances in stem-cell technology and artificial wombs, demonstrated by Jacob Hanna, a biologist at …

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The Download: monkeypox detection in wastewater, and China's tycoon control

The Download: monkeypox detection in wastewater, and China’s tycoon control

The news: Last month, Stanford’s Sewer Coronavirus Alert Network, or SCAN, added monkeypox to the suite of viruses it checks wastewater for daily. Since then, the virus has been detected in 10 of the 11 sewer systems that SCAN tests, including those in Sacramento, Palo Alto, and several other cities in California’s Bay Area. Why …

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The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus

The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus

The version used in Maryland came from a pig with 10 gene modifications developed by Revivicor, a subsidiary of United Therapeutics. Following promising tests of such pig organs in baboons, three US transplant teams launched the first human studies starting in late 2021. Surgeons at New York University and the University of Alabama each attached …

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PCR tests, rays taken by storm: Beijing under the threat of containment

AFP, published on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 1:51 p.m. Screenings in the street to identify positive cases, rush in supermarkets: Beijing lives on Monday under the threat of confinement after a rare epidemic outbreak in the Chinese capital. Beijingers fear a scenario à la Shanghai, where almost all of the 25 million inhabitants have …

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PCR tests, rays taken by storm: Beijing under the threat of containment

AFP, published on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 1:51 p.m. Screenings in the street to identify positive cases, rush in supermarkets: Beijing lives on Monday under the threat of confinement after a rare epidemic outbreak in the Chinese capital. Beijingers fear a scenario à la Shanghai, where almost all of the 25 million inhabitants have …

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