Jun 9, 2016

New IVF method seen lessening transfer of moms' bad DNA to babies

Scientists on Wednesday unveiled an improved method of transferring DNA between human egg cells, a technique that aims to create embryos free of their mother’s genetic defects. Refinements to an existing method known as “pronuclear transfer,” sometimes called three-person IVF, greatly reduced the amount ...

Apr 29, 2016

Zika virus test gets U.S. approval

Quest Diagnostics has received emergency authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell the first commercially developed diagnostic test for Zika in the United States, a step that may help expand testing capacity and speed diagnosis of the virus. Previously, the only ...

Apr 28, 2016

Antibody holds promise in HIV treatment

Just one shot of a lab-produced antibody protected macaques against a sort of monkey HIV for nearly six months, said a study Wednesday into a potential vaccine alternative. Exposed to simian HIV (SHIV) once a week, nontreated monkeys contracted the virus after just three ...