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Liquid Biopsy Screening Start-Up Launches, Gains $110M

Blood sample tubes

A new enterprise is starting up, developing early-stage cancer screening with a single blood test, based on research at Johns Hopkins University. . . . → Read More: Liquid Biopsy Screening Start-Up Launches, Gains $110M

Gold Nanoparticles Boost Crispr Delivery

Reza Shabazi and Jennifer Adair

Cancer researchers designed a technique using gold nanoscale particles for safer delivery of edited gene therapies to blood-forming stem cells. . . . → Read More: Gold Nanoparticles Boost Crispr Delivery

FDA Approves Rare Infant Disease Gene Therapy

Neurons

The Food and Drug Administration today approved a treatment for spinal muscular atrophy in young children that replaces a faulty gene in motor neurons with a healthy one. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Rare Infant Disease Gene Therapy

Chip Device Performs Detailed Cancer Cell Analysis

HydroSeq chip

A lab-on-a-chip device shows in tests with cancer patient blood samples to detect and analyze circulating tumor cells providing precise therapy targets. . . . → Read More: Chip Device Performs Detailed Cancer Cell Analysis

Genomic Analysis Finds Lost Tomato Taste Gene

Tomato genetics

An analysis of genomes for all varieties of tomatoes, both wild and domesticated, found a rare gene variation that can make tomatoes tastier. . . . → Read More: Genomic Analysis Finds Lost Tomato Taste Gene

Company Helps Labs Build Gene, Cell Therapy Businesses

DNAmolcule model

A new company formed offering full-scale facilities to develop cell and gene therapy products spun-off from academic research labs. . . . → Read More: Company Helps Labs Build Gene, Cell Therapy Businesses

Wearables, Genetics Reveal Early Health Issues

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Genetic and personal health data, including from wearable devices, from more than 100 healthy volunteers for several years revealed many early signs of disease. . . . → Read More: Wearables, Genetics Reveal Early Health Issues

Start-Up to Use Crispr for Heart Disease, Gains $59M

Editing DNA

A new biotechnology enterprise plans to apply genetic analysis and the gene-editing technology Crispr to reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. . . . → Read More: Start-Up to Use Crispr for Heart Disease, Gains $59M

Kidney Diagnostics Receive FDA Breakthrough Tag

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An algorithm-driven diagnostic test for chronic kidney disease is receiving a breakthrough device designation from the Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: Kidney Diagnostics Receive FDA Breakthrough Tag

DNA Nanoscale Capsules Designed for Drug Delivery

DNA illustration

Researchers in Finland developed tiny drug-delivery capsules made of folded pieces of DNA, with the capsules opening and closing in specified chemical environments. . . . → Read More: DNA Nanoscale Capsules Designed for Drug Delivery