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FDA Approves 25 Precision Meds in 2018

Onpattro

An organization advocating for medicines addressing a person’s unique chemical composition rather than disease symptoms says U.S. regulators approved 25 of those drugs in 2018. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves 25 Precision Meds in 2018

UC-Berkeley to Get New Crispr Patent

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

University of California in Berkeley will soon receive a new patent for its development of the genome editing process known as Crispr, the latest round in a years-long dispute. . . . → Read More: UC-Berkeley to Get New Crispr Patent

Infographic – What is Crispr?

Crispr explainer

Even as Crispr has gained commercial traction and public attention, there’s still a need for a good illustrated introduction to the technique. . . . → Read More: Infographic – What is Crispr?

Univ. Spin-Off Developing High-Nutrition Corn

Evan Rocheford and corn

A company spun-off from a university agriculture research lab is developing a variety of corn with more vitamin A and other nutrients missing from most other types. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Developing High-Nutrition Corn

Precision Lung Cancer Trial Expands Scope

Lung cancer illustration

A large-scale clinical trial testing immunotherapy drugs to treat specific types of lung cancer is expanding to include all of the most common forms of the disease. . . . → Read More: Precision Lung Cancer Trial Expands Scope

Data Architecture Studied to Speed Genomic Sequencing

Full data screen

An academic-industry team of researchers and engineers is studying better ways of structuring the large volumes of data storage needed to speed up genomic sequencing. . . . → Read More: Data Architecture Studied to Speed Genomic Sequencing

Engineered Hens Produce Human Proteins in Eggs

Genetically-modified chickens

An animal biology lab in Scotland developed genetically engineered chickens that efficiently produce human therapeutic proteins in their eggs. . . . → Read More: Engineered Hens Produce Human Proteins in Eggs

Comment – Precision Medicine to Beat Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics from engineered bacteria

Precision is applied to the bacterial genome, to find vulnerabilities making the microbe more susceptible to antibiotics, with those targets used to identify appropriate drugs. . . . → Read More: Comment – Precision Medicine to Beat Antibiotic Resistance

Portable Sequencer Identifies Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Researchers using a hand-held genomic sequencing device were able to identify targets for combating drug-resistant bacteria much faster than current methods. . . . → Read More: Portable Sequencer Identifies Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Fitbit Devices Providing Precision Medicine Data

Fitbit Charge3

Wearers of Fitbit activity tracking devices now have the option of sharing their data with a large-scale precision medicine project run by National Institutes of Health. . . . → Read More: Fitbit Devices Providing Precision Medicine Data