Doctors use HIV in gene therapy to fix 'bubble boy' disease

They were born without a working germ-fighting system, every infection a threat to their lives. Now eight babies with "bubble boy disease" have had it fixed by a gene therapy made from one of the immu...

Stanford clears faculty members in gene-edited baby inquiry

Stanford University has cleared three faculty members of any wrongdoing in dealings with a Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies. In a...

Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease

A drug that’s used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds ...

Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease

A drug that's used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of tho...

Brain scans may reveal concussion damage in living athletes

Researchers may be closing in on a way to check athletes while they're alive for signs of a degenerative brain disease that's been linked to frequent head blows. Experimental scans found higher levels...

People living with incurable cancers urge more research

ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Smith hesitated to buy light bulbs guaranteed for up to 10 years, thinking they'd outlast him. Terry Langbaum debated filling a prescription for a $13,000-a-month drug that keeps ca...

Federal study gives new options for people with rare cancers

ATLANTA (AP) — People with rare cancers have been out of luck — not only do most lack good treatments but drug companies also don't pursue them because of small potential sales. Now, a...

Cheap and easy cleaning routine wards off superbug infection

Think of it as decontaminating yourself. Hospitalized patients who harbor certain superbugs can cut their risk of developing full-blown infections if they swab medicated goo in their nose and use spec...

Stanford probes faculty ties to China gene-edited baby work

Stanford University has started a review of interactions that some faculty members had with He Jiankui (HUH JEEN-qway), the Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make gene-edited babies. ...

Tests suggest scientists achieved 1st 'in body' gene editing

Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease. Preliminary results released Thursday suggest that two m...

Chinese scientist told US Nobelist about gene-edited babies

Emails show the Chinese researcher behind the claim of gene-edited babies told a U.S. Nobel laureate about the experiment months before the news became public. The revelation comes a...

China probe faults scientist for gene-edited babies work

A Chinese investigation into reports of the world's first gene-edited babies seems to have confirmed their existence, and investigators say the scientist responsible acted on his own and will be punis...

Life in limbo: Leftover embryos vex clinics, couples

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Tens of thousands of embryos left over from pregnancy attempts are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics across the United States. They've been abandoned or the...

Could anyone have stopped the gene-edited babies work?

HONG KONG (AP) — The Chinese researcher who claims the world's first gene-edited babies sought advice about his experiment from several top scientists. He Jiankui's announcement abou...

Scientists: World still isn't ready for gene-edited babies

HONG KONG (AP) — A group of leading scientists has declared that it's still too soon to try making permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited by future generations, as a Chinese researcher claims ...