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2012-07-18 10:26:34

RICHMOND, Calif., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) today announced that the company will release its second quarter 2012 financial results on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, after the market closes. The press release will be followed by a conference call at 5:00 p.m. ET, which will be open to the public via telephone and webcast. During the conference call, the company will review the financial results and discuss other business matters. The conference call...

2012-07-03 10:23:03

RICHMOND, Calif., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced today that Edward Lanphier, Sangamo's president and CEO, will provide an update on the progress of Sangamo's ZFP Therapeutic® development programs and an overview of the company's business strategy at 10:00 am ET on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at the Seventh Annual JMP Securities Healthcare Conference which will be held in New York City. The presentation will be webcast live and may be accessed...

2012-06-29 02:24:07

PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- GenScript USA Inc., a leading biotech company, is proud to announce that GenScript has been recognized with a CRO leadership award in two categories: Productivity and Regulatory. The awards are given by Life Science Leader based on an extensive survey carried out by NICE INSIGHT in order to honor top performers based on responses and services rendered to pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical executives in their CRO selection process. On a...

2012-06-27 14:24:19

Epigenetic memory may pass RNA silencing from 1 generation to the next Organisms employ a fascinating array of strategies to identify and restrain invasive pieces of foreign DNA, such as those introduced by viruses. For example, many viruses produce double-stranded (ds)RNA during their life cycle and the RNA interference (RNAi) mechanism is thought to recognize this structural feature to initiate a silencing response. Now, UMass Medical School researchers have identified a mechanism...

2012-06-21 23:41:05

Researchers at the Whitehead Institute and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have defined and analyzed the crystal structure of a yeast Argonaute protein bound to RNA. This complex plays a key role in the RNA interference (RNAi) pathway that silences gene expression. Describing the molecular structure of a eukaryotic Argonaute protein has been a goal of the RNAi field for close to a decade. "You can learn a lot from biochemical experiments, but to more fully understand a protein like...

2012-06-20 06:21:34

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A new study opens doors to understanding prostate cancer with the identification of a potential new pathway in prostate cancer cells by which cancer-driving gene products can be created. "Our work shows that cancers have many more tricks than we thought to generate potential cancer-driving genes or gene products," Hui Li, Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and a recipient of an Innovative Research Grant from...

2012-06-04 17:41:18

Pared-down nucleic acid nanoparticle poses less risk of side effects, offers better targeting. Using a technique known as “nucleic acid origami,” chemical engineers have built tiny particles made out of DNA and RNA that can deliver snippets of RNA directly to tumors, turning off genes expressed in cancer cells. To achieve this type of gene shutdown, known as RNA interference, many researchers have tried – with some success – to deliver RNA with particles made...

2012-05-30 02:26:08

PISCATAWAY, N.J., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- GenScript USA Inc., a leading biotech company, has announced the opening of a new R&D facility in Nanjing, China. This new facility will play a key role in GenScript's strategy to expand its global business and to reach the emerging market in Asia. GenScript invested $40 million USD to build the new R&D base covering an area of 4,682,700 square feet in JiangNing Science Park. The construction of the new facility broke ground in...

2012-05-18 02:18:32

Genetic discovery will revolutionize understanding of gene expression Over the past decade, research in the field of epigenetics has revealed that chemically modified bases are abundant components of the human genome and has forced us to abandon the notion we've had since high school genetics that DNA consists of only four bases. Now, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have made a discovery that once again forces us to rewrite our textbooks. This time, however, the findings...

2012-05-16 06:27:09

SAN FRANCISCO and HOUSTON, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avalanche Biotechnologies, Inc., a leader in the area of long-term protein delivery for ocular diseases, and Lonza, a global leader in the field of biologics manufacturing, today announced a manufacturing collaboration focused on process development and scale-up efforts for the manufacturing of adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors for gene therapy. AAV vectors are rapidly becoming one of the most promising gene delivery vehicles for the...