Dr. William Hurlbut, Paul Dabrowski and Dr. Samarth Kulkarni during a panel discussion " Genetics, CRISPR and Medical Ethics" at the CNBC Healthy Returns conference in New York on May 21, 2019.Astrid Stawiarz | CNBCAfter a Chinese scientist last year made history by using CRISPR technology to genetically...
Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gotlieb told CNBC on Tuesday that "Medicare for All " — favored by many of the candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination — would eventually lead to a decline in health-care services in America. "I don't think it is that feasible, quite...
They were born without a working germ-fighting system, every infection a threat to their lives. Now eight babies with "bubble boy disease" have had it fixed by a gene therapy made from one of the immune system's worst enemies — HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. ...
Weight Watchers International Inc. food products.Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesWeight Watchers on Thursday reported first-quarter mixed first-quarter results and boosted its full-year forecast. Shares of the company rose 5% after the markets closed. They've slid nearly 48%so far this year.Here's what the company reported compared with what...
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, FacebookJustin Sullivan | Getty ImagesIn a rare break with Facebook's tradition of forcing users to post under their real names, the company will let people post sensitive health-related information anonymously to Facebook Groups, the company announced Tuesday.Specifically, users will be able to send posts to...
Larry Culp, CEO, General ElectricScott Mlyn | CNBCGE Ventures is looking for a buyer for its portfolio of more than 100 start-ups, according to people familiar with the matter, as parent company General Electric tries to orchestrate a turnaround and get its debt problem under control.The venture arm,...
Cannabis advocates have a lot to celebrate this April 20, the unofficial marijuana holiday. Efforts to legalize marijuana are gaining momentum at both the state and federal level. Congress legalized marijuana's close cousin, hemp, in December. And public support for cannabis is higher than ever. "Never...
Kidney transplant surgery.BSIP | Universal Images Group | Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump will issue an executive order Wednesday designed to reform the nation's kidney treatment industry and save the U.S. government millions of dollars, administration officials said.The executive order would create new payment models to encourage more kidney...
Amazon is already using that tactic in reverse, promoting the PillPack service to a targeted group of Prime subscribers. But Amazon can provide a whole lot more to PillPack than access to 100 million-plus Prime users. One effort underway involves large insurers, who could offer...
Sami Inkinen, CEO of Virta Health, is tackling the diabetes epidemic in the U.S. with his start-up.Source: Virta HealthVirta Health has a bolder mission than most health-care companies. Rather than encouraging customers to follow their drug regimen, it aims to reverse chronic disease through lifestyle change — and...