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2014-06-23 08:27:25

LEVERKUSEN, Germany, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare (Bayer) and Dimension Therapeutics, a company focused on developing novel adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy treatments for rare diseases, have entered into a collaboration for the development and commercialization of a novel gene therapy for the treatment of hemophilia A. "Bayer is a worldwide leader in the treatment of hemophilia A and we are highly committed to advancing innovative treatment options for...

Three-Parent Conception Helps Reduce Risk Of Inherited Mitochondrial Disease
2014-06-03 12:53:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To prevent deadly, inherited mitochondrial diseases – UK doctors have devised a unique scheme: create a fertilized embryo using eggs from two different women and sperm from one man. According to a new report from the country’s Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA), the proposed procedure would be safe and possibly useful, setting the stage for a debate surrounding the ethics of engineering a three-parent child. The US...

2014-05-27 15:22:17

Aarhus University Aarhus University has developed a technology that uses the HIV virus as a tool in the fight against hereditary diseases For the first time researchers have succeeded in altering HIV virus particles so that they can simultaneously, as it were, 'cut and paste' in our genome via biological processes. Developed at the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University, the technology makes it possible to repair genomes in a new way. It also offers good perspectives for...

2014-05-27 08:28:00

SB-728-T-Treated Subject Maintains Control of Viral Load for 45 Weeks Without Anti-Retroviral Drugs RICHMOND, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced that data from clinical, preclinical and research-stage programs focused on the development of ZFP Therapeutics(®) were outlined in several presentations and posters at the 17th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) from May 21-24, 2014....

2014-04-29 08:36:49

GULF SHORES, Ala., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If successful, Neuralgene's (http://www.neuralgene.com) PRCN-323 treatment could significantly change the prognosis for everyone with the rare genetic disorder known as adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD. The biotech company has recently celebrated a series of early successes in the treatment of other neurological conditions like ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Founder and CEO Jason Williams, M.D., believes his team is on the path toward a cure...

2014-04-21 08:25:04

FAIRFIELD, Ohio, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Peter Vitulli, President and CEO of DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), one of the world's largest commercial DNA testing labs, announced today that the following DDC employees have been promoted from within: Jerry Watkins is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer; Kathy Leis is Vice President of Lab Operations; David Silver is Vice President of Marketing; Dan Leigh is Vice President of International Sales - based in the UK;...

2014-04-11 08:24:29

MANCHESTER, England, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Warrington based testing laboratory is calling upon laboratories throughout the UK to free up resources to support legal and public organisations and consumers left high and dry as a result of the sudden closure of Manchester-based Trimega Laboratories. Alphabiolabs have been approached by several local authorities and law firms throughout the UK, which had recently discovered the news that Trimega...

2014-04-08 08:32:20

DUBLIN, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/492nrm/gene_therapy) has announced the addition of a new report "Gene Therapy - Technologies, Markets and Companies" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/492nrm/gene_therapy ] to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Gene therapy can be broadly defined as the transfer of defined genetic material to specific target...

2014-04-07 16:08:27

The transfer, via a viral vector, of a normal copy of the gene deficient in patients, allowed to fully and very rapidly cure the heart disease in mice. These findings are published in Nature Medicine on 6 April, 2014. Friedreich's ataxia is a severe, rare hereditary disorder which combines progressive neuro-degeneration, impaired heart function and an increased risk of diabetes. The condition affects one in every 50,000 birth. There is currently no effective treatment for this disease. In...

2014-04-07 00:22:10

DNA Services of America, a leading service provider of paternity tests, prenatal testing and other DNA testing services, is pleased to announce its web expansion to local communities throughout the United States. LAFAYETTE, La., April 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- DNA Services of America has served its clients needs by providing valuable content regarding paternity testing, prenatal testing and several other DNA tests for more than 10 years through its website dnasoa.com. Now, in...


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