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Genome Editing Builds Viral Disease Resistance in Pigs

Veterinary researchers used Crispr-Cas9, an emerging genome editing technique, to produce pigs with cells resistant to a common viral disease affecting commercial herds. . . . → Read More: Genome Editing Builds Viral Disease Resistance in Pigs

Patent Issued for Peptides in Diabetes Gene Therapy

A U.S. patent was issued today for synthetic peptides that support gene therapies developed to treat type 2 diabetes and heart failure. . . . → Read More: Patent Issued for Peptides in Diabetes Gene Therapy

Patent Office Decides for Broad and Editas in Crispr Case

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decided that the gene editing processes developed by Broad Institute and licensed to Editas Medicine do not interfere with techniques for genome editing created by University of California at Berkeley. . . . → Read More: Patent Office Decides for Broad and Editas in Crispr Case

Biotech Group Withholds Support for Germline Trial Report

A biotechnology industry association in the U.S. says its members are not ready to support recommendations in a new report permitting future clinical studies of genome editing for inheritable disease-causing traits. . . . → Read More: Biotech Group Withholds Support for Germline Trial Report

System Slashes Time to Detect Bacteria in Blood

A biomedical engineering lab developed a compact system that detects harmful bacteria in blood samples in less than four hours, a process that now takes days. . . . → Read More: System Slashes Time to Detect Bacteria in Blood

DNA Tags Speed Nanoparticle Gene Therapy Discovery

Biomedical engineers developed a technique with unique DNA identifiers that makes possible faster screening of gene therapies delivered with nanoscale particles. . . . → Read More: DNA Tags Speed Nanoparticle Gene Therapy Discovery

Alliance to Study Brain Tumor Precision Diagnostics

A group of medical centers and companies, mainly in Philadelphia, is beginning a study of genomic profiling to diagnose brain tumors in adults and children. . . . → Read More: Alliance to Study Brain Tumor Precision Diagnostics

Biopharm, Hospital to Partner on Cell Energy Diseases

A biopharmaceutical company in Sweden and children’s hospital in the U.S. are collaborating on research into deficiencies in cells’ energy components responsible for a number of genetic disorders. . . . → Read More: Biopharm, Hospital to Partner on Cell Energy Diseases

Safer Engineered-Cell Cancer Immunotherapy Designed

A biotechnology company designed a new type of engineered T-cell from the immune system that more precisely targets tumors and stays away from healthy cells. . . . → Read More: Safer Engineered-Cell Cancer Immunotherapy Designed

Knowledge Bank Tapped for Precision Cancer Treatments

An international research team devised techniques for analyzing accumulated clinical trial data to help determine precise treatment strategies for people with cancer. . . . → Read More: Knowledge Bank Tapped for Precision Cancer Treatments