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When will gene therapy come to the U.S.?

Susan Young | 
For patients with genetic diseases, gene therapy could offer a lifetime of benefits after a single treatment. For cancer patients, ...
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Gene therapy developers aiming for release in the US

Susan Young | 
Of the several gene therapies that have already advanced to human trials, one of them hopes to seek approval from ...

Genetic matchmaking? Not all that far fetched

Susan Young | 
What if finding “The One” meant finding the person whose genome is most compatible with your own? That’s the question raised ...

Companies monopolize genetic data, even without gene patents

Robert Nussbaum | 
In June the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that patents on genes were invalid. Yet corporate intellectual-property claims can still harm ...

Creating a consumer genetic test to predict your drug response

Susan Young | 
A personal genetics startup thinks that there is one set of DNA variants that everyone should know: the ones that ...

RNA drugs target genes that were once off-limits

Susan Young | 
A new class of medicines could give doctors the ability to awaken underperforming genes in patients who currently have no ...

Better screening for deadly genetic diseases

Susan Young | 
One in 100 babies worldwide is born with a disease caused by a single gene, according to the World Health Organization ...
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Monsanto wants to help honeybees fight mites with biotech

Susan Young | 
A new weapon in that fight to save honeybees could be RNA molecules that kill a troublesome parasite by disrupting ...
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Marketing to the big data inside us

Susan Young | 
Start-up "Miinome" plans to create a club that stores the DNA data of genome-sequenced people ...

Synthetic biology could speed flu vaccine production

Susan Young | 
The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Synthetic biology is breathing new life into the old-fashioned world of ...

Participants in Personal Genome Project identified by privacy experts

This is an edited excerpt. In 2006, the Personal Genome Project (PGP) was launched to collect genomic information from 100,000 ...

Questions over gene patents shake diagnostics industry

Susan Young | 
The following is an excerpt. At this week’s Biotechnology Industry Organization show in Chicago, a panel of law experts bemoaned the recent Supreme Court ...

Genetically modified microbes can mass-produce malaria drug

Emily Singer | 
The following is an excerpt. For the first time, researchers have successfully engineered a strain of baker’s yeast capable of ...

The dawn of genome trolling

Antonio Regalado | 
The following is an excerpt. Last week European scientists were shamed into cutting off public access to a genome sequence ...

Doctors should tell patients about some — not all — unexpected genetic findings

Susan Young | 
The following is an excerpt. On Thursday [21 March 2013], the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics recommended that doctors tell ...
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New company will bring extinct species back from the dead

Antonio Regalado | 
Two of biotechnology’s most prolific and far-sighted researchers say they’re teaming up to start a company that intends to rewrite ...

New disease registry gives patients some privacy

Courtney Humphries | 
The following is an edited excerpt. As advances in genomics, molecular analysis, and data processing have propelled disease research forward, ...

Solid-State Sequencer Debuts at Genome Conference

Susan Young | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Nabsys, a DNA technology startup, showed off today its solid-state gene sequencing machine at ...

A look inside China’s genome factory

Christina Larson | 
The following is an excerpt. Sequencing a complete human genome may soon cost less than an iPhone. Will China’s BGI-Shenzhen decode yours? BGI-Shenzhen, once known as ...
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The brain is not computable

Antonio Regalado | 
At this year's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a top neuroscientist dismissed the idea of ...

A brave new world of prenatal DNA sequencing

Susan Young | 
The following is an excerpt. Conventional methods for checking a baby’s genome for abnormalities require invasive procedures, such as using ...

Study highlights the privacy risk of donating your genome

Susan Young | 
If you contribute your genome sequence anonymously to a scientific study, that data might still be linked back to you, ...

Gene therapy on the mend

Susan Young | 
Last month, Europe’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use approved a gene therapy for a rare genetic disease, the ...

Genetic screening uncovers risky matches at the sperm bank

Susan Young | 
Genetic Screening Can Uncover Risky Matches at the Sperm BankMIT Technology Review (blog)Experts in assistive reproduction say the idea behind ...

Genome hunters go after martian DNA

Antonio Regalado | 
Two high-profile entrepreneurs say they want to put a DNA sequencing machine on the surface of Mars in a bid ...
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Gene control, delivered directly to the brain , could help cure diseases

Susan Young | 
A biotech company called Alnylam announced today that a small clinical trial for a genetic therapy based on RNA interference, ...

Human stem cells found to restore memory

Susan Young | 
A California biotech company announced that its human stem cells restored memory in rodents bred to have an Alzheimer's-like condition—the ...

Breaking the genome bottleneck

Susan Young | 
The genomic data generated from next-generation sequencing machines doesn't amount to much more than alphabet soup if it's not subjected ...