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Right Turn: “Comic” twist on CRISPR

There’s nothing really funny about the patent debate on CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing. It’s been a contentious and expensive court battle, that has thankfully steered clear of mud-slinging (mostly). Which is good, since there’s more than enough of that in the U.S. these...

Taking appropriate steps towards gene editing in Canada

Patrick Bedford is the new Manager of Clinical Translation and Regulatory Affairs at CCRM.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Bioethics and Health Law, and has over 10 years of experience applying federal regulations to emerging biotechnologies in Canada.   Back in...

Right Turn: Dance your Ph.D. – give it a whirl!

The “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest is a brilliant example of out of the box thinking, but it’s not the first case of science being interpreted through dance. Science journalist John Bohannon, the man behind “Dance Your Ph.D” – “an inebriated stunt at a Vienna science...

A new style of MSC immunotherapy – Instructions included

If you have been following stem cell news lately, you know that there have been several recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) meetings regarding how to classify stem cells, which ultimately affects if and how they will be regulated. There are many medical...

Right Turn: Hope for patients suffering from sepsis

September is Sepsis Awareness Month and World Sepsis Day was acknowledged earlier this week – on Tuesday, September 13. That’s why there’s a good possibility that you have seen the video below, about a heartbroken mother who lost her young son to sepsis. (It has...