• Genomics

    How Long Will It Take to Develop a Vaccine for Coronavirus?

    How Long Will It Take to Develop a Vaccine for Coronavirus?

    Several groups are working on a vaccine for the new coronavirus, but there’s no guarantee that it will be ready before the end of the… Read More →

     
     

    Are ethics keeping pace with technology?

    Are ethics keeping pace with technology?

    Drone delivery. Credit: Wing Returning from vacation, my inbox overflowed with emails announcing robot “firsts.” At the same time, my relaxed post-vacation disposition was quickly… Read More →

     
     

    Genes Associated With Glioblastoma Brain Cancer Identified

    Genes Associated With Glioblastoma Brain Cancer Identified

    SOURCE Summary: A new study describes glioblastoma specific gene co-expression relationships between a group of 22 genes. Source: Clemson University. When Leland Dunwoodie, an undergraduate… Read More →

     
     

    Do your genes determine your entire life?

    Do your genes determine your entire life?

     Illustration by Paul Oakley SOURCE Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most… Read More →

     
     

    Gene therapy completely heals severe bone fractures in animal study

    Gene therapy completely heals severe bone fractures in animal study

    SOURCE A novel application of gene therapy completely heals severe leg fractures in animals, according to a study by American and Israeli researchers. according to… Read More →

     
     

    Routine DNA Sequencing May Be Helpful And Not As Scary As Feared

    Routine DNA Sequencing May Be Helpful And Not As Scary As Feared

     SOURCE Whole genome sequencing could become part of routine medical care. Researchers sought to find out how primary care doctors and patients would handle the… Read More →

     
     

    NIH Investigating Genomics in Rare Eye Diseases, Fast Tracking Treatments

    NIH Investigating Genomics in Rare Eye Diseases, Fast Tracking Treatments

    The National Ophthalmic Disease Genotyping and Phenotyping Network (eyeGENE®) is a genomic medicine initiative created by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National… Read More →

     
     

    Phase 3 gene therapy restores vision in patients with retinal dystrophies

    Phase 3 gene therapy restores vision in patients with retinal dystrophies

    SOURCE Investigators assessed 1-year safety and efficacy outcomes of voretigene neparvovec (AAV2-hRPE65v2), a gene replacement therapy for RPE65-mediated retinal dystrophies. Study design This randomized, controlled, open-label… Read More →

     
     

    A new molecular scissors act like a GPS to improve genome editing

    A new molecular scissors act like a GPS to improve genome editing

    The high precision of Cpf1 will improve the use of this type of technology in repairing genetic damage and in other medical and biotechnological applications…. Read More →

     
     

    23andMe Is Making Its First Foray into At-Home Research, to Study Pain

    23andMe Is Making Its First Foray into At-Home Research, to Study Pain

    SOURCE On a recent evening, Brian Pardy plunged his right hand into ice water and held it there for two and a half minutes. Pardy was… Read More →

     
     
     
     
     

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