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This algorithm could make DNA origami as simple as 3D printing

This algorithm could make DNA origami as simple as 3D printing

DNA’s structure doesn’t have to be just a double helix: by fiddling with the order of bases or substituting other molecules, the strand can be cause to make a hard right turn, or curve around in one direction or another — and with enough foresight, a single strand can make enough twists and convolutions that […]

Boom in unproven cell therapies intensifies regulatory debate

Boom in unproven cell therapies intensifies regulatory debate

Controversial US guidelines attempt to rein in rogue stem-cell clinics. – By Heidi Ledford homas Albini met his first patient blinded by a stem-cell ‘treatment’ last year. The elderly woman, who had macular degeneration, thought she was paying to participate in a clinical trial that would save her sight by injecting stem cells into both […]

Alzheimer’s treatment appears to alleviate memory loss in small trial

Alzheimer’s treatment appears to alleviate memory loss in small trial

Larger studies are under way to test whether the promising early data holds up. – By Erika Check Hayden A drug called aducanumab might remove the toxic proteins thought to trigger Alzheimer’s disease from the brain, suggests findings from a small clinical trial. The results, reported on 31 August in Nature1, showed that aducanumab broke up […]