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Gates, Lauder Backing Early Alzheimer’s Biomarker Tests

Brain circuits

A group of well-known philanthropists is backing a new research program to find simple tests that reveal early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease in a person’s molecular make-up. . . . → Read More: Gates, Lauder Backing Early Alzheimer’s Biomarker Tests

More Damage Detected from Crispr-Cas9 Edits

Crispr genome edits illustration

A genetics lab in the U.K. revealed that a leading technique for editing genomes produces more unwanted damage to the edited genomes than previously understood. . . . → Read More: More Damage Detected from Crispr-Cas9 Edits

A.I. Drug Discovery Company Gains $32M in Early Funds

Brain hemispheres graphic

A company using genomic databases and artificial intelligence to discover new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases is raising $32 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: A.I. Drug Discovery Company Gains $32M in Early Funds

Exosome Technology Acquired for TBI, Stroke Therapies

Stroke circulation

A company developing therapies for brain injuries and neurodegenerative disorders is acquiring the rights to a process that treats these conditions with pieces of RNA transferred in tiny containers call exosomes. . . . → Read More: Exosome Technology Acquired for TBI, Stroke Therapies

FDA Issues Draft Gene Therapy Regulatory Guidance

Editing DNA

FDA issued a series of draft documents spelling out its processes for reviewing gene therapies for three types of diseases, as well as producing and testing these treatments. . . . → Read More: FDA Issues Draft Gene Therapy Regulatory Guidance

Big Data, A.I. Applied to Precision Medicine for Lung Disease

Human lungs illustration

A medical analytics company and two academic scientists are applying artificial intelligence technologies to discover precise therapies for people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic lung disease. . . . → Read More: Big Data, A.I. Applied to Precision Medicine for Lung Disease

Gene Therapy Shown to Reduce Extreme High Cholesterol

Heart check

A gene therapy technique that stops production of a targeted protein is shown in tests with monkeys to reduce levels of harmful cholesterol, but also expose potential risks associated with the technique. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Shown to Reduce Extreme High Cholesterol

Crispr Deployed to Boost Plant Disease Resistance

Junqi Song

A plant science lab in Dallas is designing a new use of the emerging genome editing technique known as Crispr to add more resistance to plant diseases in two staple food crops. . . . → Read More: Crispr Deployed to Boost Plant Disease Resistance

Gates Backs Engineered Mosquitoes to Stop Malaria

Anopheles mosquito

A company that applies genetic engineering to limit the spread of disease-carrying pests is partnering with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop mosquitoes that stop the spread of malaria. . . . → Read More: Gates Backs Engineered Mosquitoes to Stop Malaria

UC-Berkeley Gains U.S. Crispr-Cas9 Patent

Editing DNA

University of California received a patent for its genome editing technology known as Crispr, with the most widely used editing enzyme called Cas9. . . . → Read More: UC-Berkeley Gains U.S. Crispr-Cas9 Patent