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U.S. scientists try gene editing inside a person for the first time, aiming to cure a disease

For the first time, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital researchers have injected a patient with a CRISPR-based therapy designed to permanently edit his DNA in hopes of curing his Hunter syndrome, a rare but terminal genetic disease.

HHS cybersecurity initiative paralyzed by ethics, contracting investigation

The top two executives at the Health Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, a new HHS office established to help providers protect themselves from cyberattacks, have left the fledgling department amid fraud allegations.

Oversight Hearing – Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Record

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD testifies before the House Appropriations Committee on its systemwide Cerner implementation.

Towards a genomics-informed, real-time, global pathogen surveillance system

A Nature article explores the possibility of combining sequencing of pathogen gene sequencing to help epidemiologists bring about innovative digital disease detection platforms.

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  1. In this hearing, VA officials ask for $780 million to implement an EHR that – IN THEIR OWN WORDS – will not be interoperable with the private sector. (Shouldn’t they at least lie and SAY that it will be?)







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