CIRM awards $8M for gene therapy research on rare, incurable diseases
December 2, 2022 -- The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has awarded $8 million in grants for two research teams investigating gene therapy for rare and incurable diseases. Read More
CRISPR-based tool cuts and pastes genes where needed
November 28, 2022 -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have designed a new CRISPR-based tool that can snip out faulty DNA sequences and safely replace them with new ones at desired cell sites. Read More
Sequencing project explores euglenoids' biotech potential
November 23, 2022 -- The Euglena International Network has launched a plan to sequence the genomes of all known euglenoid species over the next decade. Read More
PerkinElmer launches viral vector assays to boost gene therapy research
November 22, 2022 -- PerkinElmer has announced the launch of its "ready-to-use" adeno-associated virus vectors detection kits to support researchers working on gene therapies for a variety of diseases. Read More
Scientists regenerate severed axons in mice
November 21, 2022 -- Researchers out of Hong Kong have regenerated severed axons by deleting a specific gene and combining it with an interferon, which has implications for central nervous system damage. Read More
Cancer cell biology suggests which patients will respond to immunotherapy
November 18, 2022 -- Researchers have discovered that more genetic material on chromosome 9 in cancer cells translates into a three times longer survival rate than those patients without it for certain kinds of head and neck cancer. Read More
Scientists identify genes that may help diagnose long-term Lyme disease
November 16, 2022 -- Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified 35 genes that are particularly highly expressed in people with long-term Lyme disease. The scientists contend that these genes could potentially be used as biomarkers to diagnose patients with the condition and may lead to new therapeutic targets Read More
Liver regeneration tied to parasites associated with leprosy: study
November 15, 2022 -- Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have discovered that bacteria linked with leprosy can reprogram cells to increase the size of a liver in adult armadillos without causing damage, scarring, or tumors. Read More
New statistical method improves genomic analyses
November 15, 2022 -- A new statistical method provides an efficient way to compare biologically meaningful changes in genomic data spanning multiple conditions. The study, published November 12 in the journal Nature Communications, describes the Composite LIkelihood eMpirical Bayes method. Read More
X chromosome turned off in male cancers too
November 10, 2022 -- Some male cancers of diverse subtypes activate the gene responsible for shutting down gene expression of the X chromosome, Xist, and display features of X inactivation, according to researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Read More
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