01 Oct 2021

A Gene-Editing Experiment Let These Patients With Vision Loss See Color Again

Researchers are working with a revolutionary gene-editing tool called CRISPR to treat patients with a rare eye disease. The seven patients have volunteered to allow doctors to modify their DNA by injecting the tool directly into cells still in their bodies. This marks the first time that researchers have used

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23 Mar 2020

CDC Launches COVID-19 Bot to Help You Decide If You Need to See a Doctor

On Thursday, the CDC launched a new COVID-19 assessment bot that helps to screen US patients who are concerned that they may be infected with the virus. The bot, which is called the Coronavirus Self-Checker, is live on the agency’s website and can gauge risk factors and symptoms for its

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11 Mar 2020

Phishers Use Fake HIV Test Results as Bait

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new phishing campaign that uses fake HIV test results to gather information from victims after clicking a malicious link, targeting insurance, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies around the world. Researchers at Proofpoint uncovered the campaign, stating that the cybercriminals were impersonating Vanderbilt University Medical Center and

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