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AstraZeneca, Biotech Partner on Messenger RNA Therapies

Global drug maker AstraZeneca is acquiring an option to license the rights to a technology based on genetic material transcribed from DNA, for new respiratory disease treatments. . . . → Read More: AstraZeneca, Biotech Partner on Messenger RNA Therapies

Cryptography Technique Boosts Genomic Privacy

A team of geneticists and computer scientists developed a technique of analyzing disease-causing mutations in a human genome without revealing other genetic data. . . . → Read More: Cryptography Technique Boosts Genomic Privacy

Trial Testing Engineered Virus as Cancer Treatment

A clinical trial is underway testing a genetically engineered virus to kill cancer cells, then stimulate the immune system to treat solid tumor cancers. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Engineered Virus as Cancer Treatment

Alliance to Develop Rare Cancer Preclinical Models

A coalition of a patient advocacy organization, research institute, and cancer research company are implanting mice with human tumors to help study a rare form of cancer. . . . → Read More: Alliance to Develop Rare Cancer Preclinical Models

Viruses Removed from Pig Organs for Human Transplants

Researchers in the U.S., Denmark, and China devised a process with genome editing to remove viruses that prevent organs from pigs from being used for human transplants. . . . → Read More: Viruses Removed from Pig Organs for Human Transplants

Gene-Edited Skin Grafts Shown to Control Glucose Levels

Skin grafts derived from genetically edited stem cells were shown in tests with lab mice to reduce glucose levels and weight gain that result from a high-fat diet. . . . → Read More: Gene-Edited Skin Grafts Shown to Control Glucose Levels

Gene Editing Could Lead to an HIV Cure

Researchers at Temple University and the University of Pittsburgh published a study, which involved gene editing to remove HIV DNA from rat and mouse models. . . . → Read More: Gene Editing Could Lead to an HIV Cure

Genomics Company Acquires Open-Source Biomedical Platform

A company providing whole genome analysis is acquiring an enterprise developing open-source computational software for biomedical uses, such as precision medicine. . . . → Read More: Genomics Company Acquires Open-Source Biomedical Platform

Study Underway of Depression, Bipolar Disorder Genetics

A large-scale study by two companies and a think tank started enrolling participants to learn more about the role of genetics in major depressive and bipolar disorders. . . . → Read More: Study Underway of Depression, Bipolar Disorder Genetics

University, Company Employ AI for Anti-Aging Drugs

The medical analytics company Insilico Medicine is partnering with a university in Denmark to apply artificial intelligence to find new treatments for diseases associated with early aging. . . . → Read More: University, Company Employ AI for Anti-Aging Drugs