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National Security Implications of Gene Editing

It’s always terrifying to receive a phone call from Dr. James Giordano. Not that he is a scary person, but he talks about scary things: specifically national security threats that are in the near future, but few people are thinking about. Giordano, a Georgetown professor of neurology and biochemistry, and chief of the neuroethics studies

New Drug for Recurring Malaria

A new drug to treat malaria has been given the green light by authorities in the United States. The medicine is specifically for the recurring form of malaria – caused by the parasite plasmodium vivax – which makes 8.5 million people ill each year. This type of malaria is a particular challenge to get rid

”Brain-on-a-Chip” Helps Test Chem/Bio Agent Effects, Develops Countermeasures & Antidotes

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and engineers have developed a “brain-on-a-chip” device aimed at testing and predicting the effects of biological and chemical agents, disease or pharmaceutical drugs on the brain over time without the need for human or animal subjects. The device, part of the Lab’s iCHIP (in-vitro Chip-Based Human Investigational Platform) project,