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2014-07-10 12:45:13

Salk Institute New results ease previous concerns that gene-editing techniques—used to develop therapies for genetic diseases—could add unwanted mutations to stem cells. The ability to switch out one gene for another in a line of living stem cells has only crossed from science fiction to reality within this decade. As with any new technology, it brings with it both promise—the hope of fixing disease-causing genes in humans, for example—as well as questions and safety concerns....

2014-05-27 11:46:17

University of Bristol An international team of scientists has made a major step forward in our understanding of how enzymes 'edit' genes, paving the way for correcting genetic diseases in patients. Researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Münster and the Lithuanian Institute of Biotechnology have observed the process by which a class of enzymes called CRISPR – pronounced 'crisper' – bind and alter the structure of DNA. The results, published in the Proceedings of the National...

Two Genetic Diseases Cured Through HIV
2013-07-12 05:01:10

[ Watch the Video: Gene Therapy Used By San Raffaele Telethon Institute For Gene Therapy ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The virus that causes AIDS has been used to cure a pair of different genetic diseases, according to research published Thursday in the journal Science. In the studies, Luigi Naldini, director of the San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy (TIGET) in Italy, and his colleagues report they successfully used HIV to cure metachromatic...

2013-06-26 12:53:53

A drug developed to treat genetic diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis may need a radical rethink. In a new study published on 25 June in the open access journal PLOS Biology, researchers question the mechanistic basis of the drug called PTC124 (also known as Ataluren), casting doubt as to whether it has the molecular effects that are claimed for it. This may have implications for its effectiveness in treating genetic diseases. An estimated 10% of all human...

Genome Scan For Genetic Disease In Infants
2012-10-04 06:18:41

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Technology is changing faster than ever. With the click of a button you can send messages to friends, share photos and watch videos. This rapid speed is also being seen in medical technology. A new study found that doctors can quickly diagnose genetic diseases in babies with a simple blood test, allowing doctors to decode the baby´s complete genome in two days as opposed to the current time frame of at least six weeks....

2012-03-30 00:20:01

Study Finds Out that a Protein called TRIM28 Preserves 'Epigenetic Marks' on a Specific Set of Genes.Singapore, Mar 30, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - An international team led by scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) discovered that a protein called TRIM28, normally present in the mother's egg, is essential right after fertilisation[1] to preserve certain chemical modificationsor 'epigenetic marks' on a specific set of genes. This newly published study paves the way for more...

2011-01-29 00:02:16

As scientists continue to crack codes of genetic diseases, http://www.KnowYourGenes.org provides a resource for adults and parents-to-be to help understand what those advances mean. The site includes "Genetic Testing & Pregnancy," "Know Your Family History," "What is Genetic Testing," "Genes 101," and more. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 27, 2011 The Genetic Disease Foundation (GDF) has launched KnowYourGenes.org, a new online resource for people who wish to know more about how genetics...

2010-11-23 07:00:00

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Helix Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company pursuing therapies for genetic disorders such as sickle cell anemia, B-Thalassemia and lysosomal storage disorders, announced today that Canaan Partners and Connecticut Innovations (CI) have made an investment of $2.5 million in the company. The funds will add to earlier seed-stage funds that the company has used to further its proprietary targeted gene modification (TGM) technology platform,...


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