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2011-12-13 14:58:05

A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that Factor IX gene therapy in patients with hemophilia B was able to convert severe hemophilia to moderate or even mild disease. In a timely commentary, Thierry VandenDriessche, PhD, Methods Editor for Human Gene Therapy and Human Gene Therapy Methods says that this clinical trial represents an important milestone and "demonstrates unequivocally that gene therapy can result in a sustained therapeutic effect in hemophilia B...

2011-12-07 20:26:06

A groundbreaking study that investigates how genome sequencing can be incorporated into the clinical care of children with cancer will launch at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Cancer Center with support from a $6 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Cancer Institute. The Clinical Sequencing Exploratory grant from the NHGRI and NCI, which are part of the National Institutes of Health, was awarded to co-investigators Dr. Sharon...

2011-12-01 10:52:46

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown that it is safe to cut and paste together different viruses in an effort to create the ultimate vehicle for gene therapy. In a phase I clinical trial, the investigators found no side effects from using a "chimeric" virus to deliver replacement genes for an essential muscle protein in patients with muscular dystrophy. "This trial demonstrates that gene therapy is no longer limited by the viruses we find in nature, and...

2011-12-01 01:46:31

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that site-specific recombinases from either yeast or phages act not only to tag and target but also to exchange specific genes in DNA A combination of two techniques promises to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of experimental gene therapies, while also reducing potential side effects says a new research report published in the December 2011 issue of the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org). The report describes how scientists from...

2011-11-30 15:07:08

University of Oregon's RAD technology opens route to see important genetic markers in rainbow trout Two distinct populations of rainbow trout -- one in Alaska, the other in Idaho -- share a genetic trait that could have huge implications for fisheries conservation and management, an eight-member research team reports. The common trait is a similar rapid rate of development that has allowed these different salmomid subspecies to adapt to their native rivers in Alaska and Idaho. The...

2011-11-29 10:00:00

Mr. Silver has more than 13 years of management experience in the sales and marketing arena and is a proven leader in the field. Fairfield, Ohio (PRWEB) November 29, 2011 DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), one of the largest DNA testing companies in the world, announced today the appointment of David A. Silver as Marketing Director, reporting directly to Peter Vitulli, DDC President and CEO. Mr. Silver has more than 13 years of management experience in the sales and marketing arena and is a...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.