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2011-10-12 23:11:52

New gene therapy methods accurately correct mutation in patient's stem cells, bringing personalized cell therapies one step closer For the first time, scientists have cleanly corrected a human gene mutation in a patient's stem cells. The result, reported in Nature on Wednesday 12 October, brings the possibility of patient-specific therapies closer to becoming a reality. The team, led by researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge, targeted a gene...

2011-08-16 06:02:00

FAIRFIELD, Ohio, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) the largest provider of private DNA paternity and other DNA tests in the United States and around the world, announced today the company's exclusive license in the US for the first non-invasive prenatal paternity test using SNP (single-nucleotide polymorphism) Microarray Technology, which requires only a simple blood draw from the mother and alleged father. Dr. Michael Baird, one of the country's foremost...

2011-08-15 22:33:32

In a kind of molecular gymnastics, scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have devised a gene therapy cocktail that has the potential to treat some inherited diseases associated with "misfolded" proteins. Like strings of beads attached end-to-end on a chain, a given sequence of a protein's amino acids usually folds into a characteristic, three-dimensional structure. When "misfolded," a mutant protein's natural biological role may be compromised,...

2011-07-08 00:00:00

AMSTERDAM, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics (Euronext: AMT), a leader in the field of human gene therapy, announced today that it has filed a request for re-examination of the Marketing Authorisation Application for Glybera(R)with the European Medicines Agency. Glybera is a gene therapy for the genetic disorder lipoprotein lipase deficiency. The Company expects that the re-examination of the dossier will be completed by the end of 2011. About...

2011-06-28 12:41:44

Student publishes case for faster, less expensive DNA analysis A Washington State University student's undergraduate research is challenging a widely held assumption on the best way to analyze old DNA in anthropological and forensic investigations. Sarah "Misa" Runnells' claim is weighty enough to be published this week in the peer-reviewed, online journal PLoS ONE. At issue is the best way to sequence "ancient" DNA, bits of genetic code pulled from remains up to 800,000 years old. Such...

2011-06-26 20:00:00

--Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Study Advances New Strategy for Gene Therapy-- PHILADELPHIA, June 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using an innovative gene therapy technique called genome editing that hones in on the precise location of mutated DNA, scientists have treated the blood clotting disorder hemophilia in mice. This is the first time that genome editing, which precisely targets and repairs a genetic defect, has been done in a living animal and achieved clinically...


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