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Whole genome sequencing could have huge impact on medicine

Ryan Cross | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. "It sounds kind of ...

Genetics experts weigh in on CRISPR regulation

Nature has been closely following the ongoing discussion on CRISPR-Cas9, and what this remarkably easy and powerful gene editing technique means ...

‘Third generation’ vaccines promise simpler, improved treatments for infectious disease

Teri Heiland | 
Over the last several decades, the advent of biotechnology has enabled a brand new class of “third generation” vaccines, including ...

New technologies advance fight against infectious disease

Aaron Krol | 
Twenty years ago, at the Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) in Rockville, Maryland, Claire Fraser became one of the first ...

Entrepreneur of next-gen gene therapy

Aaron Krol | 
If you’re in the business of drug discovery, you’ve got to be ready for the long haul. One recent study ...

New, vast database lets researchers easily search drug-gene interactions

Aaron Krol | 
Relationships between human genetic variation and drug responses are being documented at an accelerating rate, and have become some of ...

Company aims to screen ‘virtual progeny’ from sperm banks

Kevin Davies | 
When economic development consultant Anne Morriss and her partner were looking for a sperm donor, genetics was an afterthought. “We trusted ...

Does whole genome sequencing circumvent gene patents?

W. Nicholson Price II | 
 What happens when, during the course of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) a patient or research subject, an investigator sequences and analyzes ...