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New Potential Gene Therapy to Fight Blinding Disease Discovered

NEW POTENTIAL GENE THERAPY TO FIGHT BLINDING DISEASE DISCOVERED

Potential gene therapy that prevents vision loss in a canine model of a blinding condition called autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa...

MCO: TOWARDS AN ONTOLOGY AND UNIFIED VOCABULARY FOR A FRAMEWORK-BASED ANNOTATION OF MICROBIAL GROWTH CONDITIONS

AbstractMotivationA major component in increasing our understanding of the biology of an organism is the mapping of its genotypic potential...

 
 
 

GENE THERAPY VECTORS CARRYING THE TELOMERASE GENE DO NOT INCREASE THE RISK OF CANCER

Researchers have shown in a new study that the gene therapy with telomerase that they have developed, and which has proven to be effective...

HEALTH OFFICIALS REMOVE SPECIAL NIH OVERSITE RULES GOVERNING GENE THERAPY EXPERIMENTS

Posted on: 20 August 2018, As gene therapies have become reality, the U.S. government is removing some special regulations that had...

 
 
 
Bio Roundup: Big Approvals, ICER Influence, Drug-Price Pushback & More

BIO ROUNDUP: BIG APPROVALS, ICER INFLUENCE, DRUG-PRICE PUSHBACK & MORE

We'll start the roundup this week with two drug approvals that came late last Friday. Both were landmarks for the companies receiving...

Hope for a new autism treatment: Scientists discover a defunct gene in people on the spectrum

HOPE FOR A NEW AUTISM TREATMENT: SCIENTISTS DISCOVER A DEFUNCT GENE IN PEOPLE ON THE SPECTRUM

Scientists from the Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, found that the gene CPEB4 controls the expression of 200 other genes...

 
 
 
New Book, “Run to the Light,” Chronicles a Journey with Batten Disease

NEW BOOK, “RUN TO THE LIGHT,” CHRONICLES A JOURNEY WITH BATTEN DISEASE

On Sunday, August 19, Taylor King will turn 20. On November 1, Laura King Edwards's inspiring book “Run To The Light” will be published,...

Elephants rarely suffer from cancer because their bodies have a rare 'zombie gene'

ELEPHANTS RARELY SUFFER FROM CANCER BECAUSE THEIR BODIES HAVE A RARE 'ZOMBIE GENE'

Drugs that mimic the effect of the LIF6 gene could lead to revolutionary new treatments for human cancer, according to experts from...

 
 
 
Scientists give mice back their vision for the first time ever using gene therapy

SCIENTISTS GIVE MICE BACK THEIR VISION FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER USING GENE THERAPY

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have worked out how to turn non-photoreceptor cells into rods in the eyes of blind...

CORYMBIA GENOME EXPANDS TERPENE SYNTHESIS KNOWLEDGE

Genome annotations of two C. citriodora subspecies broaden understanding of the terpene synthase gene family across eucalypt lineages.

 
 
 

AMISH NEMALINE MYOPATHY NATURAL HISTORY STUDY FINDS PROMISE FOR GENE THERAPY TREATMENT

A new comprehensive natural history study about Amish nemaline myopathy in the Old Order Amish population focuses on the promise of...

PREDICTING THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE, DIABETES AND MORE USING MILLIONS OF GENE VARIANTS

Scientists led by the Broad Institute have developed a method for scoring disease risk based on data previously generated about five...

 
 
 
Age-related diseases like cancer and dementia could be preventable, scientists discover

AGE-RELATED DISEASES LIKE CANCER AND DEMENTIA COULD BE PREVENTABLE, SCIENTISTS DISCOVER

Researchers from Exeter University found that injecting small amounts of the chemical hydrogen sulphide into cells' 'energy powerhouse'...

COMPLEX NETWORKS IDENTIFY GENES FOR BIOFUEL CROPS

To improve biofuel production, scientists must understand the fundamental interactions that lead to the expression of key traits in...

 
 
 

PRLH AND SOD1 GENE VARIATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH HEAT TOLERANCE IN CHINESE CATTLE

Animal Genetics, EarlyView.

 
 
 
Bio Roundup: Medicare Drug Prices, FDA Moves, Gene Therapy News & More

BIO ROUNDUP: MEDICARE DRUG PRICES, FDA MOVES, GENE THERAPY NEWS & MORE

Two imminent FDA rulings on two separate drugs aren't just noteworthy for the patients they'll help, but the long and winding road...

Is CRISPR Gene Editing Doomed, Even As Gene Therapy Enters the Clinic?

IS CRISPR GENE EDITING DOOMED, EVEN AS GENE THERAPY ENTERS THE CLINIC?

Anyone watching the recent 60 Minutes segment on CRISPR would conclude that the gene editing technology is on the brink of pouring...