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Home Tests in Mind, Doudna Startup Races Rivals in CRISPR Diagnostics

HOME TESTS IN MIND, DOUDNA STARTUP RACES RIVALS IN CRISPR DIAGNOSTICS

The gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 has captured the world's attention with the possibility of fixing tough diseases and altering...

Scientists discover 44 depression genes - and EVERYONE has some of them, study suggests

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER 44 DEPRESSION GENES - AND EVERYONE HAS SOME OF THEM, STUDY SUGGESTS

An international team of scientists has discovered 44 genetic risk factors for depression, tripling the amount of known DNA for the...

 
 
 
How Can a Tasty Milkshake Increase the Risk of Heart Disease?

HOW CAN A TASTY MILKSHAKE INCREASE THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE?

Drinking high-fat milkshakes may increase the risk of heart disease. Scientists discovered new gene variants that change bad cholesterol...

Nature Webinar and SMRT Grant Winner Explore Structural Variation for Disease Gene Discovery

NATURE WEBINAR AND SMRT GRANT WINNER EXPLORE STRUCTURAL VARIATION FOR DISEASE GENE DISCOVERY

Structural variants account for most of the base pairs that differ between human genomes, and are known to cause more than 1,000 genetic...

 
 
 
Earth Day: Biotechnology to Save the Planet

EARTH DAY: BIOTECHNOLOGY TO SAVE THE PLANET

To understand the significance of Earth Day, it's important to understand how it was first established. As Jim Greenwood wrote in a...

Specific Gene Deletion can Help Treat Diabetic Wounds Faster

SPECIFIC GENE DELETION CAN HELP TREAT DIABETIC WOUNDS FASTER

If the TSP2 gene specific proteins are deleted in diabetes patients, their diabetic wounds can heal faster, finds a new study.

 
 
 

GENOME JENGA STUDY REVEALS UNEXPECTED GENE ALLIANCES IN THE CELL

The largest study of its kind sheds light on how genes work together to keep cells healthy, paving the way for predicting a person's...

 
 
 
Don't Leave the Highly Prevalent Chronic Diseases Behind

DON'T LEAVE THE HIGHLY PREVALENT CHRONIC DISEASES BEHIND

There is a lot to be excited about in biotech right now as we are coming off the heels of a near record year for new drug approvals...

Agenda Posted for Xconomy's What's Hot in Boston Biotech on May 16

AGENDA POSTED FOR XCONOMY'S WHAT'S HOT IN BOSTON BIOTECH ON MAY 16

Join Xconomy next month for our sixth installment of What's Hot in Boston Biotech on May 16 at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard....

 
 
 
Gene Variation Causes Some Women to Store Fat, Increases Diabetes Risk

GENE VARIATION CAUSES SOME WOMEN TO STORE FAT, INCREASES DIABETES RISK

Here is one more reason why some women have belly fat and heavy hips. A natural variation of the gene KLF14 causes some women to store...

Curvy-hipped women have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, study finds

CURVY-HIPPED WOMEN HAVE A HIGHER RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES, STUDY FINDS

The gene KLF14 has a uniquely dramatic effect on fat cells that causes them to become larger but fewer in the hips and abdomen, making...

 
 
 

HOMOEOLOGOUS EXCHANGE IS A MAJOR CAUSE OF GENE PRESENCE/ABSENCE VARIATION IN THE AMPHIDIPLOID BRASSICA NAPUS

Plant Biotechnology Journal, EarlyView.

GLYCOSIDE HYDROLASE GENE TRANSCRIPTION BY ALICYCLOBACILLUS ACIDOCALDARIUS DURING GROWTH ON WHEAT ARABINOXYLAN AND MONOSACCHARIDES: A PROPOSED XYLAN HYDROLYSIS MECHANISM

Metabolism of carbon bound in wheat arabinoxylan polysaccharides by bacteria requires a number of glycoside hydrolases active toward...

 
 
 
Anything Could Happen at BIO2018 Start-up Stadium

ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN AT BIO2018 START-UP STADIUM

Last year Jerry Feitelson was accepted into BIO's Start-up Stadium at the annual BIO International Convention. Armed with his six-minute...

Depression breakthrough as scientists identify 80 genes linked to condition

DEPRESSION BREAKTHROUGH AS SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY 80 GENES LINKED TO CONDITION

The study by the University of Edinburgh supports previous evidence that depression is partly influenced by genetics as researchers...

 
 
 
Cell-therapy startup raises $33.5M from Canaan, Bill Maris's Section 32 and others

CELL-THERAPY STARTUP RAISES $33.5M FROM CANAAN, BILL MARIS'S SECTION 32 AND OTHERS

The San Francisco startup has a cloud-based platform to prevent supply chain mistakes in personalized cell and gene therapy where patients'...

LYSOGENE DELAYS SANFILIPPO GENE THERAPY PHASE 3

A manufacturing delay has pushed back the start of Lysogene's pivotal Sanfilippo syndrome trial. The gene therapy study is now due...

 
 
 
Women really are the 'fairer' sex: Genes mean females are more likely to be blonde, study finds  

WOMEN REALLY ARE THE 'FAIRER' SEX: GENES MEAN FEMALES ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE BLONDE, STUDY FINDS  

Researchers from King's College London and Erasmus University discovered 124 genes that play a major role in determining human hair...

DELTA: A NEW WEB-BASED 3D GENOME VISUALIZATION AND ANALYSIS PLATFORM

AbstractSummaryDelta is an integrative visualization and analysis platform to facilitate visually annotating and exploring the 3D physical...