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Patients avoid thyroid surgery with help of gene test

MIT Technology Review | 
Later this year, doctors in the U.S. will be able to use a gene test to guide thyroid cancer surgery ...
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Rewriting the genome with surgical precision

MIT Technology Review | 
New, precise methods for genome engineering, like CRISPR and TALENs are poised to change the face of genetic disease ...

CRISPR can create viable, genetically modified monkeys

MIT Technology Review | 
Researchers at Nanjing Medical University and Yunnan Key Laboratory of Primate Biomedical Research in Kunming, China, have created genetically modified ...

$1000 genome may finally be in sight

MIT Technology Review | 
Despite all the talk, no company has yet met the goal of sequencing a human genome for $1,000 or less ...

Gene tests no help in determining blood thinner treaments

MIT Technology Review | 
In recent years, DNA variants in two different genes have been linked to how much blood thinner a patient needs ...

Genomics technology races to save newborns

MIT Technology Review | 
Earlier this month, doctors at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City were able to use rapid DNA sequencing and analysis ...
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Drug trial, dubbed ‘Master Protocol,’ uses tumor genomics to customize treatments

MIT Technology Review | 
According to a new article, the future of cancer drug research may lie in drug trials that are based on ...

New gene therapy company launches

MIT Technology Review | 
A new biotechnology company will take over human trials of two gene therapies that could offer one-time treatments for a ...

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

MIT Technology Review | 
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

MIT Technology Review | 
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

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

Creating a consumer genetic test to predict your drug response

MIT Technology Review | 
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

MIT Technology Review | 
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

MIT Technology Review | 
One in 100 babies worldwide is born with a disease caused by a single gene, according to the World Health Organization ...

Monsanto wants to help honeybees fight mites with biotech

MIT Technology Review | 
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

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

Synthetic biology could speed flu vaccine production

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

Questions over gene patents shake diagnostics industry

MIT Technology Review | 
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 ...

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

MIT Technology Review | 
The following is an excerpt. On Thursday [21 March 2013], the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics recommended that doctors tell ...

Solid-State Sequencer Debuts at Genome Conference

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

The bank where doctors can stash your genome

MIT Technology Review | 
The following is an excerpt. Genomic sequencing might be more common in medicine if doctors had a simple way to ...

A brave new world of prenatal DNA sequencing

MIT Technology Review | 
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

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

Why we have a right to consumer genetics

MIT Technology Review | 
It’s hard to get straightforward health guidance from personal genome tests, which are banned in some places. But one way ...

Gene therapy on the mend

MIT Technology Review | 
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

MIT Technology Review | 
Genetic Screening Can Uncover Risky Matches at the Sperm BankMIT Technology Review (blog)Experts in assistive reproduction say the idea behind ...
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Gene control, delivered directly to the brain , could help cure diseases

MIT Technology Review | 
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

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