Genomics
Meeting on the Mesa comes at pivotal time for cell and gene therapy industry
Stakeholders from around the cell and gene therapy sector will come together during the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine’s hybrid 2022 Meeting on the Mesa, October 11-13 in Carlsbad, CA, to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the industry. Read More
FDA creates “Super Office” to manage growing cell and gene therapy workload
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has elevated and reorganized its Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies to a “Super Office” within the Center of Biologics Research and Evaluation to meet its growing cell and gene therapy workload. Read More
Mixed bag so far in 2022 for cell and gene therapy sector: ARM report
So far, 2022 has been a mixed bag for the cell and gene therapy sector on the regulatory and investment fronts, according to a new report from the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM). Read More
Biotech licenses drug discovery platform from Harvard, Tufts to study complex CNS diseases
Unravel Biosciences has licensed a drug discovery platform from Harvard University and Tufts University to decode and model complex central nervous system (CNS) diseases. Read More
CRISPR edited rat embryos reveal cause of rare pediatric neurodegenerative disease
Using CRISPR gene editing technology on rat embryos, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have revealed the mutation that is responsible for progressive gait abnormalities and other symptoms in human infants and young children with a rare neurodegenerative disease. Read More
New AI tool discovers mutations linking bladder cancer to tobacco smoking
Using a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool, University of California, San Diego researchers contend they have for the first time uncovered a pattern of DNA mutations that links bladder cancer to tobacco smoking. Read More
Mutated mitochondrial microprotein linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s
University of Southern California researchers have linked a mitochondrial DNA variant to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, pointing to a new way to tackle the hard-to-treat condition. Read More
Boosting TERRA levels damages DNA of hard-to-kill cancer cells: study
Increasing levels of telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA) damages the DNA of cancers with a particular form of replicative immortality and leads to cell death, according to Portuguese researchers who show that “anti-aging clocks” can be used to kill cancer cells. Read More
Researchers further understanding of how circadian clock helps brain recover after injury
Children’s National Hospital researchers have found that a relatively newly discovered type of brain cell -- known as NG2-glia -- also follows a circadian rhythm, findings that potentially open new paths of investigation for the development of future traumatic brain injury therapies. Read More
Demand for viral vectors seen outpacing capacity growth despite investment surge
The growth in demand for viral vectors is outpacing a push to add capacity, leading to predictions that the current supply shortage will continue despite investment in the space. Read More
Conferences
Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa
October 11-13
Carlsbad, California United States
IDWeek 2022
October 19-23
District of Columbia United States
American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting
October 25-29
Los Angeles, California United States
International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering Annual Meeting
October 30 - November 2
Orlando, Florida United States
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