With the opioid crisis gripping the United States, many doctors have been looking at alternate treatments to help patients with long-term chronic pain. A new study shows that the venom from a scorpion sting could provide a solution.

GlaxoSmithKline struck a research deal with the early pioneers of a prominent gene-editing technology at the University of California.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Emmanuelle Charpentier — co-founder of ERS Genomics — the University of California, and the University of Vienna their first U.S. patent covering the use of CRISPR/Cas9 for gene editing.