It’s Really Happening
For the First Time Ever, Man Gets Genes Directly Edited
A Moonshot for Alzheimer’s
Will $100 Million From Bill Gates Solve Alzheimer’s Disease?
The Microsoft founder thinks it’s time for a drastic change in the race to cure one of the top killers of Americans.
Hope After Death
How This Boy’s Death Launched Immunotherapy—and Saved Lives
Cytokine storms killed him in 1999, effectively halting gene therapy. But without his death, immunotherapy wouldn’t exist as we know it today.
Miracle for Marian?
She Could Be the First to Survive Childhood Alzheimer’s
‘Unless there is a cure, Marian will lose her ability to talk, eat, walk, move, and remember us.’
Doctors Could Stop Spina Bifida Before a Baby Is Even Born
‘It’s early, but it’s certainly enough that we’ve gotten excited about the possibility [of] curing the paralysis associated with this.’
Figuring Out ALS
Figuring Out ALS Starts With an Epilepsy Drug
Why and how ALS halted motor neurons was a mystery—until now, thanks to an epilepsy drug.
The New Shingles Vaccine Could Transform Immune Systems
For older adults, who are often the most vulnerable to severe and occasionally fatal infections, this kind of immune-boosting strategy will be a godsend.
Is a World Where Pneumonia Doesn’t Exist Possible?
A new method is cheaper to produce and offers broader coverage than existing vaccines—but has only been tested in animals so far.