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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...

2011-06-24 00:00:00

AMSTERDAM, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Dossier Re-Examination Process Initiated Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics (Euronext: AMT), a leader in the field of human gene therapy, today announced that it has received an opinion on its Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) for Glybera(R) (alipogene tiparvovec) as a potential therapy for Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency ("LPLD"). Following a recent meeting with the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal...

2011-06-15 00:00:27

DNA relationship testing, primarily for paternity cases, is on the rise in the United States increasing more than 400 percent in the past two decades, according to the latest AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) Annual Report Summary for DNA Relationship Testing. As fathers seek to confirm their relationship to children, either affirming or refuting paternity, they turn to DNA testing facilities including DDC (DNA Diagnostic Center), the largest provider of private paternity and other...

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2011-06-11 09:03:30

Using forensic genetics techniques, the UA's Conservation Genetics Lab is working to protect wild animals and catch the criminals in cases of wildlife crime Wildlife face many threats with spreading urbanization, including habitat loss and inbreeding when populations become fragmented and isolated. It doesn't help that there is a billion-dollar international industry dedicated to the illegal trafficking of wild animals or wild animal parts. The Conservation Genetics Lab at the University of...

2011-06-08 13:45:00

FORT LEE, N.J., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurologix, Inc. (OTCBB: NRGX) announced today several new results from the Company's successful Phase 2 clinical trial for its novel, investigational gene therapy NLX-P101 for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) as part of a comprehensive presentation of study findings to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC). Recently completed analysis of new data showed patients treated with NLX-P101 had...


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