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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...

2014-03-25 00:23:24

PHILADELPHIA, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spark Therapeutics and Genable Technologies announced today that they have entered into a collaboration agreement for Genable's lead therapeutic to treat rhodopsin-linked autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (RHO adRP), GT038. Under the terms of the collaboration, Genable will license certain adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector manufacturing patents from Spark. The parties have entered into a broad agreement in which Spark will be the...

2014-03-19 23:25:25

Identigene DNA Paternity Test Brings Family Together—Both Parties ‘Thrilled’ About New Family Unit Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Identigene customer, LaTeasha Carter, understood the importance of having a father in her own childhood and wanted the same for her grandson. She identified the man she believed was her grandson’s father, becoming convinced after seeing his baby pictures on Facebook. An at-home DNA paternity test kit from Identigene later confirmed he was...

2014-03-11 23:23:38

In response to an Identigene survey indicating 1 in 5 American's question paternity, IDENTIGENE recently launched a newly redesigned resource center full of articles videos and tools to give those searching for paternity support, helpful information to make healthy decisions about paternity and paternity testing. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Identigene, one of the largest direct-to-consumer DNA paternity testing laboratories and maker of the IDENTIGENE Paternity Test...

2014-02-25 08:30:58

FAIRFIELD, Ohio, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DDC Medical (DDC), one of the world's largest DNA testing laboratories, announced today the signing of a license agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to commercialize mouse cell line authentication (M-CLA) using STR DNA technology. According to Hughes P. Marshall D, Reid Y, et al. 2007 BioTechniques 43.575-586, it has been shown that over a third of cell lines used for biomedical research are...

2014-02-10 20:21:08

Call on FDA for Accelerated Approval of Promising Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Treatment WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Health staffers from over 80 Congressional offices together with agency and industry officials jammed a briefing room last Friday to hear mothers, clinicians and leading researchers call on the FDA to accept and promptly review a new drug application for eteplirsen, a promising new treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy that could save thousands...

2014-01-30 23:02:53

As 2014 gets into full swing, Psychologist Dr. Janet Taylor provides advice for those confronting major life changes this year. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 While some Americans resolve to get organized or exercise more, a new survey shows that nearly half of adults (46 percent) are looking to make a “major life change” in the New Year.     The survey was commissioned by Identigene, the commercial laboratory that created the only DNA paternity test...