Molecular Biology

Promising Gene Therapy Trials Suspended Over Potential Cancer Risk

Promising Gene Therapy Trials Suspended Over Potential Cancer Risk

On Tuesday, Biotech company Bluebird suspended its trials of gene therapy as a treatment for blood-related disorders over concerns of a possible increased risk of cancer. The company cited the recent discovery of two patients given the experimental treatment who developed a form of blood cancer, along with a similar case…

Biggest X-Ray Laser Gun On Earth Opens In September

Biggest X-Ray Laser Gun On Earth Opens In September

Even if you haven’t seen any James Bond films, you’re probably aware that the space laser battle depicted in Moonraker ranks among the stupidest scenes in the franchise’s history. But there’s a new laser gun in town that’s actually good and opening up for business. It is not a weapon.