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The top 10 health and medicine breakthroughs of 2021
From novel vaccines to an ultra-sharp CT scanner, these are the Best of What's New.
Green algae genes helped a blind man see for the first time in 40 years
A harmless virus was injected into a blind man's eye to help grow new light-sensing cells.
CRISPR has many promising applications—but the gene-edited twins represent something more troubling
Editing human embryos makes far more permanent changes than tweaks to adult DNA.
The first genetically engineered humans might not have their DNA tweaked at all
The new technique offers a less permanent way to edit the genome.
‘Future First’: CRISPR Makes Biology The New Digital
The "molecular scissors" are helping scientists to edit DNA
A Brain Injection Of DNA Could Help Control Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms
Gene therapy would make drugs effective longer
Is There A Cure For Color-Blindness?
Short answer: It could be in sight
Gene Therapy For Congenital Blindness Has Long-Lasting Effect
Could treat other degenerative eye conditions
CRISPR Gene Editing Successfully Stops Muscular Dystrophy In Living Mice
If used on humans, the treatment could save hundreds of lives per year
There’s More Than One Way To Cure Diseases With Genes
A recent roundup in The Economist looks at a few new ideas for gene therapy.