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Genetic study shows how malaria mutations beat treatments | University of Oxford

<i>P. vivax</i> is mainly found in Asia and South America, and 2.5 billion people are at risk of infection worldwide. This species of malaria parasite is …

CRISPR gene editing heads to human trial as cancer treatment

Approval in the U.S. of a human trial using the gene-editing technique called CRISPR to target certain cancers could open the door to dozens of …

Genetics

Artificial Intelligence 'outsmarts cancer'

<b>Early trial data shows a drug developed using artificial intelligence can slow the growth of cancer in clinical trials.</b><p>The data, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference, showed some tumours shrank by around a quarter.<p>The compound will now be taken into more advanced trials.<p>…

What is CRISPR?

Personalized Medicine in Cancer: What does it mean and how is it done?

Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases

A range of diseases — from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer’s disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — are linked …

Giant viruses and gene editing: a new CRISPR? | British Society for Gene and Cell Therapy

<b>A gene-editing system similar to the bacterial CRISPR-Cas system has been discovered in a virus for the first time (Levasseur et al., 2016). The</b> …

Grey hair gene discovered by scientists

<b>Scientists have pinpointed a gene responsible for grey hair - a discovery that could lead to new ways of delaying or preventing this natural sign of ageing, they say in Nature Communications.</b><p>Hair dyes can cover up greying but gene manipulation may, in future, banish it altogether.<p>The international …

New blood test detects deadly inherited heart conditions

A new genetic test to improve diagnosis in people with inherited heart conditions has been developed by researchers.

Doctors should be able to create babies with three genetic parents, US panel says

But only for male embryos<p>The US government should let scientists combine the DNA of three people to make an embryo, a panel organized by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine said in a report today. The procedure, which was approved by the UK House of Commons last year, …

Proton beam therapy toddler with cancer 'doing well'

Raluca Vinson's son Alexander was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour in July 2015 and, at just two years of age, the toddler underwent proton beam therapy.<p>The Lancet medical journal has suggested this new treatment may be as effective as conventional radiotherapy but with fewer …

CRISPR: A game-changing genetic engineering technique - Science in the News

Have you heard? A revolution has seized the scientific community. Within only a few years, research labs worldwide have adopted a new technology that …

1 man brain dead, 5 others hospitalized in French drug trial

PARIS (AP) — One man was brain dead and three others faced possible permanent brain damage after volunteering to take part in a drug trial for a painkiller based on a natural brain compound similar to the active ingredient in marijuana, French authorities said Friday.<p>The Paris prosecutor's office …

braindead

First children diagnosed in DNA project

<b>The first children with debilitating "mystery" diseases have finally been given a diagnosis as part of a huge scheme to analyse people's DNA.</b><p>Four-year-old Georgia Walburn-Green's damaged eyes and kidneys and her inability to talk had baffled doctors.<p>She is one of the first to have her precise …

Girl awake after nearly deadly flu case

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 4-year-old girl who nearly died because of the flu is breathing on her own for the first time in nine days and can speak to her parents after waking up from an induced coma.<p>"It's beyond belief," said Gemma Botelho's father, Alex. "Everyone here at the hospital -- their spirits are lifted. …

Biomedicine

Genome-editing revolution: My whirlwind year with CRISPR

Jennifer Doudna, a pioneer of the revolutionary genome-editing technology, reflects on how 2015 became the most intense year of her career — and what …

Easy DNA Editing Will Remake the World. Buckle Up. | WIRED

Spiny grass and scraggly pines creep amid the arts-and-crafts buildings of the Asilomar Conference Grounds, 100 acres of dune where California's …

Bayer Partners With Gene-Editing Startup CRISPR To Develop New Drugs

Gene-editing techniques are on the cusp of transitioning from science fiction to reality.<p>Bayer, the European pharmaceutical giant, is establishing a partnership with a gene-editing startup, CRISPR Therapeutics, and investing at least $300 million over a five-year period, the companies announced …

Genetics

Scientists Have Discovered Brain Networks Linked to Intelligence For The First Time

And we may even be able to manipulate them.<p>For the first time ever, scientists have identified clusters of genes in the brain that are believed to be …

Neuroscience

How The Medical Community Lets Women Down

While the MDs tend to get all the attention, the most influential title in medicine may actually be “Ms.”<p>Earlier this year, a study from the Center …

Epigenetic discovery suggests DNA modifications more diverse than previously thought

Published today in the journal <i>Nature Structural and Molecular Biology</i>, the discovery suggests that many more DNA modifications than previously …