In this week's Nanotechnology SciPol Weekly, a new therapy to treat cancer that has spread to bone; using sound to separate nanoparticles for liquid biopsies; the fastest yet transistor; and learning about protein expression with nano-sized "soccer balls."
In this week's Genetics / Genomics SciPol Weekly, updates on lawsuits related to GMO foods; the increasing use of biobanks; an effort to sequence the redwood genome; and a call for the health-care blockchain.
In this week's Genetics / Genomics SciPol Weekly, using FOIA to learn about government-funded research; comparing different DNA tests; IBM's Watson not meeting expectations; and identifying the disappeared in Colombia.
The Telegraph – Nanomachines which can drill into cancer cells, killing them in just 60 seconds, have been developed by scientists. The tiny spinning molecules are driven by light, and spin so quickly that they can burrow their way through cell linings when activated.
In this week's Genetics / Genomics SciPol Weekly, a new pediatric genomic data program; actions toward stricter GMO food labeling; claims that Monsanto ghostwrote studies about Roundup's safety; and advances in liquid biopsies.
The New York Times – With the arrival of two revolutionary treatment strategies, immunotherapy and personalized medicine, cancer researchers have found new hope — and a problem that is perhaps unprecedented in medical research.
STAT – A blood test can detect DNA associated with nasopharyngeal cancer in seemingly healthy people, leading to earlier diagnosis and saving lives, researchers in Hong Kong reported on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
In this week's Genetics / Genomics SciPol Weekly, 23andMe recruiting volunteers to study depression; a retraction of the NgAgo gene editing paper; how cheese could help us learn about antibiotic resistance; and where polygamy leads to a genetic crisis.
The Guardian – Splitting the atom brought humanity nuclear power and nuclear weapons. A cure for cancer could have the same potential for pushing humanity to new highs – or terrifying lows.
STAT – A panel of outside experts convened by the FDA voted 10-0 Wednesday to recommend the approval of Novartis’ CAR-T therapy, called CTL019, for the treatment of children and young adults with advanced leukemia.
In this week's Nanotechnology SciPol Weekly, using coal nanoparticles to power supercapacitors; nanotechnology-based holograms that can't be counterfeited; and studying DNA to build better nanostructures.
In this week's Genetics / Genomics SciPol Weekly, access to GMO corn abroad; the long road to gene therapies; using miniature organs to test certain drugs; and how researchers can learn about cancer through Mormon family trees.