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Scientists on path to universal flu vaccine with 'killer T cells' discovery

Scientists said Monday they had discovered immune cells that can fight all known strains of flu in what was hailed as an “extraordinary breakthrough” that could lead to a universal, one-shot vaccine against the killer disease. Influenza epidemics, largely seasonal, kill hundreds of thousands of people each year, according to the World Health Organization. Due… Read More »

A complete cure for cancer once and for all? Israeli scientists say they’ll have it in a year

Israeli scientists have claimed that very soon they’ll have the secret weapon to beat cancer once and for all, and find a complete cure to the tormenting disease within a year. A team of researchers in Israel told The Jerusalem Post Monday that they had created an antidote for cancer — a drug called MuTaTo,… Read More »

Why Are Scientists So Upset About the First Crispr Babies?

A Chinese scientist recently claimed he had produced the world’s first gene-edited babies, setting off a global firestorm. If true — the scientist has not yet published data that would confirm it — his actions would be a sensational breach of international scientific conventions. Although gene editing holds promise to potentially correct dangerous disease-causing mutations… Read More »