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Doctors offer solutions on how to best regulate rising prices of cancer treatments

Alex Philippidis | 
Fifty years ago, the average monthly cost of a cancer therapy stood at $100 a month ($754.94 in today’s dollars). By 2013, ...

New genetic analysis technique could vastly improve success of pregnancy through IVF

Human embryos created for in vitro fertilization, or IVF, can be subjected to a new form of analysis and classified ...

Engineered yeast can potentially detect disease, build synthetic organs

Scientists at the University of Washington (UW) say they have engineered yeast cells (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) that can "talk" to one another, using ...

Researchers look into animal genomes in search of causes of human diseases

Precision medicine still struggles with a basic problem: understanding how genomic context can amplify or mute the effects of isolated mutations ...

CRISPR, yogurt bacteria reveal how microbe genomes evolve

Are there genome editing tools running around in that yogurt you’re eating? Don’t drop your spoon and start scraping your ...

National academies move to design regulations on germline editing

Alex Philippidis | 
The National Academies of Science (NAS) and National Academies of Medicine (NAM) have their work cut out for them as ...

National Academies gear up to discuss human gene editing implications

Alex Philippidis | 
The National Academies of Science (NAS) and National Academies of Medicine (NAM) have their work cut out for them as ...

Protein illuminates gene expression, may explain how tumors form

Scientists at York University in Toronto report that they discovered how living beings can keep gene expression in check. They ...
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Court overturns EU ban on stem cell patents

Today the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled that human embryonic stem cell patents could be allowed if organisms can't ...

Uses of CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering expand to editing RNA

The CRISPR/Cas9 system, a powerful tool for genome engineering and gene regulation, has been thought to be incapable of targeting RNA ...

Return of bubonic plague sparks search for new vaccines

Patricia Fitzpatrick Dimond | 
Plague arrived in Europe like the opening of a Clive Cussler novel, on a ship of death carrying corpses of ...
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Genetics, digital revolution driving pharmaceutical renaissance

Oliver Leven | 
Modern molecular biology and genomics were supposed to lead to a targeted approach to drug development, but in fact our ...

Technique for refining multi-source genomic data

A scientific team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Harvard, and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute says they have ...
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New method of locating and targeting mutations promises “letter by letter” genome editing

A new method of identifying the exceedingly rare and difficult-to-pinpoint mutations in the human genome gives researchers unprecedented ability to ...

Epigenetic changes up your cancer risk as you age

Researchers from the NIH say they have demonstrated that a subset of human genomic sites that become increasingly methylated with ...

Epigenetics involved in cocaine addiction

Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai say they have identified a new molecular mechanism by which ...

Synthetic biology produces novel antibiotic

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego say they have developed a new genetic platform that allows efficient production ...

Genes shared by relatives influence brain aging

Early results from a long-term research project indicate that certain age-related declines in brain function are influenced by genes. This ...

Latest ‘junk DNA’ discovery: Operating system for cells

Patricia Fitzpatrick Dimond | 
In the August 1 issue of CELL, researchers from the Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program at Sydney's Centenary Institute revealed ...

New gene patent suit sparks talk of trolls

Alex Philippidis | 
A month after a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court struck down seven Myriad Genetics patents tied to two breast cancer susceptibility genes, the company has touched ...

Assay development driving personalized medicine

MaryAnn Labant | 
The following is an excerpt. On the first of this year, clinical laboratories began billing for more than 100 molecular ...

Gene editing to treat genetic diseases, Part II

Patricia Fitzpatrick Dimond | 
The following is an edited excerpt.  Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and its milder form, Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), are genetic disorders affecting approximately ...

Moving genomics closer to the clinic

Patricia Fitzpatrick Dimond | 
The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Foundation Medicine and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center this month announced a partnership that aims to bring genomics further ...

Somatic mutation links port-wine birthmarks, SWS, and melanoma of the eye

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Find a link to the full story below. Researchers have identified ...

Protein complex mutated in about 20% of all cancers

The following is an excerpt of a longer piece. You can find a link to full story below. Researchers identified ...

Turning off cancer’s “master regulator”

The following is an excerpt. Researchers have identified a gene that, when repressed in tumor cells, puts a halt to ...

Video: Synthetic biology explained

The following is an excerpt. What do you know about synthetic biology? In this video by TechNyou, you'll learn all about how syntehtic ...

GMO rider: “Monsanto protection” or “farmer sustainability”?

Alex Philippidis | 
The following is an excerpt. The biotech industry rejoiced along with biotech seed companies and farmers supportive of genetically modified ...