Europe is on the cusp of approving a gene therapy for the first time, in what would be a landmark moment for the field. Gene therapies alter a patient’s DNA to treat inherited diseases passed from parent to child. The European Medicines Agency has recommended a therapy for a rare genetic disease which leaves people unable to properly digest fats. The… Read more →
A newly discovered water source in Namibia could have a major impact on development in the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa. Estimates suggest the aquifer could supply the north of the country for 400 years at current rates of consumption. Scientists say the water is up to 10,000 years old but is cleaner to drink than many modern sources. However,… Read more →
(multimedia) A sophisticated set of so-called booby traps slowed the police investigation of suspected shooter James Holmes’s apartment. Twelve people died in the shooting spree in Aurora on Friday. KUSA reports what investigators found inside the suspect’s home. “Mortar-like shells in this apartment, jars full of ammunition in these liter bottles, one-liter bottles full of some kind of liquid connected to trip… Read more →
(multimedia) Jesse Jackson and Newt Gingrich debate the need for gun control.
(multimedia) In his weekly address, U.S. President Barack Obama called the shootings at a movie theater in Colorado Friday a reminder that life is fragile and promised that the federal government will do all it can to seek justice for the “heinous crime.”