Biotech Spotlight: Graphite Bio seeks sickle cell cure with a next-gen approach

Listen to the article 7 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Welcome to Biotech Spotlight, a series featuring companies with breakthrough technologies and strategies. Today, we’re looking at Graphite Bio, a gene editing company advancing a treatment for sickle cell disease that makes use of precise methods of … Read more

Deadly Venom From Spiders and Snakes May Also Cure What Ails You

TUCSON, Ariz. — In a small room in a building at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, the invertebrate keeper, Emma Califf, lifts up a rock in a plastic box. “This is one of our desert hairies,” she said, exposing a three-inch-long scorpion, its tail arced over its back. “The largest scorpion in North America.” This captive … Read more