Genetics

Ageing is a disease. Gene therapy could be the 'cure'

After her son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Elizabeth Parrish began researching gene therapy treatments. She then started testing them on herself<p>In September 2015, Elizabeth Parrish flew from Seattle to Colombia to receive an experimental treatment.<p>Craig Venter wants to tackle the ultimate …

Gene Therapy

Stem cell therapy to protect and repair the developing brain: a review of mechanisms of action of cord blood and amnion epithelial derived cells

Abstract<p>In the research, clinical, and wider community there is great interest in the use of stem cells to reduce the progression, or indeed repair …

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Association between clinically recorded alcohol consumption and initial presentation of 12 cardiovascular diseases: population based cohort study using linked health records

Fernández-Solà J. Cardiovascular risks and benefits of moderate and heavy alcohol consumption.Nat Rev Cardiol2015;356:576-87. …

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This Scientist Wants to Sequence the Genomes of 8,000 Endangered Animals Before They’re Gone - Motherboard

Erich Jarvis has a selfish reason for wanting to sequence the genomes of thousands of endangered animals. He needs a bunch of these species to survive long enough for him to study them.<p>"For me this is the moral thing to do," said Jarvis, a researcher at Rockefeller University, who studies how the …

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Quantum computing

Quantum computers are big news, each week brings reports of fresh advances in stability and power. But for many people, the quantum world is …

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How we found the gene for a rare heart disease and why it matters

<i>Heart disease is the world’s number one killer. In sub-Saharan Africa infections like HIV and TB take the lead but heart diseases such as heart</i> …

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Cancer Genetics revenues up 31% in Q4; shares up 12% premarket

Cancer Genetics (CGIX) Q4 results: Revenues: $7.2M (+30.9%); Net Loss: ($2.8M) (+50.9%); Loss Per Share: ($0.15) (+68.8%).<p><b>2016 results</b>: Revenues: …

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Strangle Proteins in the Ribosomal Cradle, Selectively | GEN Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - Biotech from Bench to Business | GEN

Click Image To Enlarge +<p>A cross section of a stalled ribosome (yellow, gray) showing a newly synthesized protein chain (green) passing through the …

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Tool use by sea otters has little to do with genetic ties: Smithsonian study

Tool use by sea otters to break open well-armored food is not necessarily a family matter, according to a new study published this week by the …

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Year in science: 15 amazing things humans discovered in 2016

While various pundits have claimed we are living in a post-truth world, those slaves to reality – scientists – have been busy discovering facts and …

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Epigenetic alteration a promising new drug target for heroin use disorder

Heroin use is associated with excessive histone acetylation, an epigenetic process that regulates gene expression, and more years of drug use …

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A Critical Review on the Use of Support Values in Tree Viewers and Bioinformatics Toolkits

Phylogenetic trees are routinely visualized to present and interpret the evolutionary relationships of species. Virtually all empirical evolutionary …

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GSK and Regeneron to mine gene data from 500,000 Britons

| LONDON<p>Britain's GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) and U.S.-based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN.O) are embarking on a joint project with UK Biobank, the world's most detailed biomedical database, to hunt for new clues linking genes and disease.<p>By analysing genetic variations and health in 500,000 …

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B.C. man convicted of triple murder asks for new DNA testing of crime scene evidence

Dean Roberts was found guilty of 1995 murder of wife and twin boys after confessing in a Mr. Big sting<p>A Cranbrook man convicted of murdering his wife …

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NASA Experiment Could Solve a Mystery About DNA in Space

While we all want to travel, live, and bang in space, there are some pretty major things to consider, such as the fact that our sentient flesh …

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Can Science Transform Us Into Superheroes?

Superhumans Among Us<p>In recent years, media has been bursting at the seams with what can only be described as the superhero revolution. From the …

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In 1967, LSD was briefly labeled a breaker of chromosomes

Sponsor Message<p><b>LSD may damage chromosomes</b><p>Two New York researchers have found the hallucinogenic drug will markedly increase the rate of abnormal …

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Why worms and fish are good models for epilepsy

Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder in the UK – about 600,000 people have the condition. Unfortunately, for a third of those people, …

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Gene therapy: What personalized medicine means for you

From CNET Magazine: What if the next pill you took were tailored to your genetic makeup? That day is almost here.<p>Thuy Truong thought her aching back was just a pulled muscle from working out. But then came a high fever that wouldn't go away during a visit to Vietnam. When a friend insisted Truong, …

Personalized Medicine

Genetic test can tell age a person is likely to develop Alzheimer’s

A new genetic test which calculates the age that a person is likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, has been developed by scientists.<p>The technique involves checking for mutations in 26 genes which were found in tens of thousands of dementia patients and which can be used to calculate an individual …

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CRISPR/Cas9 Reveals Cancer’s Synthetic Lethal Vulnerabilities | GEN Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - Biotech from Bench to Business | GEN

Click Image To Enlarge +<p>This is a network of synthetic-lethal interactions connecting commonly mutated genes to potential drug targets. [UC San Diego …

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After the epigenome: The epitranscriptome

After genetics, and epigenetics, the epitranscriptome might offer new answers to some diseases<p>Our genome is made up of 6,000 million pieces of DNA …

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Potential cure found for previously thought incurable diseases: Study

Home » Brain Function » Mental Health » Potential cure found for previously thought incurable diseases: Study<p>By: Dr. Victor Marchione | Mental Health …

Medicine

Regenxbio Sinks After Announcing Secondary Offering

Regenxbio Inc. (NASDAQ: RGNX) saw its shares drop handily after the firm announced the pricing of its secondary offering. The company plans to offer …

Gene Therapy

#1,042 – 2017 Breakthrough Nominee: HGP-Write

The Human Genome Project was launched in 1990 with the goal of sequencing the human genome within fifteen years. The ultimate goal, however, was to …

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What Dung Beetles Can Teach Us About Sexual Difference

Picture a lion: The male has a luxuriant mane, the female doesn’t. This is a classic example of what biologists call sexual dimorphism—the two sexes …

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Buy Regenxbio Shares On Current Weakness

Shares are up around 50% since my initial recommendation.<p>Current weakness is a buying opportunity.<p>Cash position provides a runway for 2.5 years give …

Gene Therapy

Delaware bill requires DNA submission before conviction

Delaware lawmakers are eyeing legislation requiring people who have been arrested for, but not convicted of, certain crimes to submit to DNA …

DNA Testing

We'd probably have to genetically or surgically transform our bodies to survive Elon Musk's Mars colony

When it comes to space travel, there's no shortage of enthusiasm to get humans to Mars, with Space X's Elon Musk saying his company could take passengers to the Red Planet by 2025, and NASA being asked by Congress to achieve the mission by 2033.<p>But while making the trip could be technologically …

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