After 10-year search, scientists find second ‘short sleep’ gene

After a decade of searching, the UC San Francisco scientists who identified the only human gene known to promote “natural short sleep”—lifelong, nightly sleep that lasts just four to six hours yet leaves individuals feeling fully rested—have discovered a second. “Before we identified the first short-sleep gene, people really weren’t Continue Reading

CRISPR gene editing may halt progression of triple-negative breast cancer

A tumor-targeted CRISPR gene editing system, encapsulated in a nanogel and injected into the body, could effectively and safely halt the growth of triple-negative breast cancer, report researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital. Their proof-of-principle study, conducted in human tumor cells and in mice, suggests a potential genetic treatment for triple-negative Continue Reading