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2014-01-09 08:29:33

Joseph La Barge and Carol Greve-Philips expand business operations PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spark Therapeutics, a late-stage, fully integrated company developing gene-based medicines for a wide range of debilitating diseases, announced today that it has expanded its leadership team through the addition of two industry veterans, Joseph La Barge and Carol Greve-Philips, who have extensive track records successfully growing biotech businesses. Joseph La Barge has...

2014-01-06 12:24:34

Clinical Chemistry Women's Health Issue Explores the Ethics of Genetic Testing for Reproduction WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jodi Picoult's 2004 novel My Sister's Keeper became a bestseller by exploring the fate of a young girl who is genetically engineered to be a donor match for her cancer-stricken older sister. My Sister's Keeper is fiction, but it is based on the reality of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). A new Q&A in the "Advancing Women's...

2013-12-30 12:21:41

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since the National Human Genome Project first revealed the human genome sequence, work began in earnest on how to apply this remarkable new knowledge to patient care. In an important step in helping current physicians and other healthcare professionals who are not board-certified geneticists to understand genomics in the clinical setting, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has just created a series of...

2013-12-18 15:08:14

Research team identified Neurexin2 as a novel target for potential therapy of neurodegeneration in Spinal Muscular Atrophy patients A recent study led by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) opens a possible new route for treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a devastating disease that is the most common genetic cause of infant death and also affects young adults. As there is currently no known cure for SMA, the new discovery gives a strong boost to the fight...

2013-12-12 23:28:26

ACOG and ACMG issue new guidelines supporting the utilization of cytogenomic microarray analysis as appropriate diagnostic testing for prenatal, postnatal, infertility and oncology samples. Stony Brook, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 CytoGenX Corp, a leading provider of medical genetic testing services, announced today it will be offering Assure™, its new comprehensive whole-genome microarray designed to aid in the detection and identification of disease-causing genetic alterations...


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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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