Alzheimer's disease

Gut Microbe Dampens Parkinson’s Treatment

For some time, gut microbes have been thought to metabolize and lessen the efficacy of levodopa, the primary drug treatment for Parkinson’s disease, but...

CRISPR Pioneers Partner with GSK to Launch Laboratory for Genomics Research

Gene-editing pioneers based at the University of California (UC) are partnering with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to establish a new laboratory that will explore how gene...
Myanmar: Rhesus Macaque

CRISPR-Cas9 Used to Create Primate Model of Autism

Researchers headed by teams at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to engineer macaque...
Test tube containing liquid with computer monitor displaying results of automated DNA sequencing

Clinical NGS IDs Pathogens in Brain and Spinal Fluid Missed by Other Tests

Doctors were able to give critically ill patients with mysterious neurological symptoms life-saving treatment thanks to a new clinical application of next-generation sequencing (NGS)....
General Views Attendees and speakers

Foundation Medicine CEO Cindy Perettie’s Top ASCO 2019 Takeaways

By Cindy Perettie, CEO, Foundation Medicine The way ASCO started for me this year set the scene for what was an inspiring and fascinating weekend....
NGS technology has enabled researchers to epidemiologically analyze DNA sequences by quickly deciphering mass quantities of genetic information in a short amount of time. [Heart illustration: iStock/SvetaP DNA double helix: iStock/Kagenmi]

Polygenic Risk Scores Predict Heart Disease Across Diverse Populations

A new study confirms that the whole-genome approach for predicting heart disease in people who have never had a heart attack works and can...
Three-month-old baby receiving oral vaccination

Genetic Variation Influences Effectiveness of Vaccines

A genome-wide association study GWAS, headed by a team at the University of Oxford, U.K., and involving thousands of children in the U.K. and...
Gut bacteria , gut flora, microbiome. Bacteria inside the small intestine, concept, representation. 3D illustration.

Disrupted Microbiome Aids Spread of Breast Cancer

Research from the University of Virginia Cancer Center have found that disrupting the microbiome of mice caused hormone receptor-positive breast cancer to become more...

AMP Adds Conditions to Support of Consumer Genomic Tests

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) said today it has expanded its set of conditions it wants to see met before it will support...
Medical vaccine

Mapped Pneumonia Genome Will Improve Vaccine Design

The most common bacterial cause of pneumonia around the world, Streptococcus pneumoniae,has been mapped by an international collaboration led by scientists from the Wellcome...
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