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Finland Begins Large-Scale National Genomic Study

The country of Finland is conducting a nationwide genomic analysis of its population, collecting 500,000 blood samples from its 5.5 million citizens. . . . → Read More: Finland Begins Large-Scale National Genomic Study

FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Inherited Vision Loss

A therapy using transfers of healthy genes to treat a rare form of inherited vision loss was approved today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Gene Therapy for Inherited Vision Loss

FDA Issues Draft Precision Medicine Trial Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued draft regulatory guidance on clinical trials for new treatments that target genetic mutations rather than disease states. . . . → Read More: FDA Issues Draft Precision Medicine Trial Guidance

Tobacco Plants Studied as Drug Bio-Factories

A university in Australia is joining a European research project to create new types of tobacco plants for producing pharmaceuticals. . . . → Read More: Tobacco Plants Studied as Drug Bio-Factories

Engineered Cells Identify Rare Epilepsy Drug Candidates

A process using high-speed screening of drug candidates with genetically engineered cells identified potential drugs to treat a rare form of childhood epilepsy. . . . → Read More: Engineered Cells Identify Rare Epilepsy Drug Candidates

FDA Approves Precision Solid Tumor Cancer Diagnostics

The Food and Drug Administration approved genomic tests for solid tumor cancers that identify the most promising available therapies matched to the tumor’s genetic mutations. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Precision Solid Tumor Cancer Diagnostics

Protein Made by Synthetic Bacteria with Expanded DNA

An academic-industry lab team produced a synthetic protein from an engineered bacteria, with DNA modified to expand its number of chemical coding components. . . . → Read More: Protein Made by Synthetic Bacteria with Expanded DNA

Large-Scale Genome Editing Technology in Development

Two biotechnology companies are creating an automated process for delivering large, complex genetic cargoes into cells for genome editing. . . . → Read More: Large-Scale Genome Editing Technology in Development

Rapid DNA, RNA Capture Technique Devised

Researchers in Australia developed a simple and inexpensive dipstick technique that captures and purifies specimen samples for genetic analysis in about 30 seconds. . . . → Read More: Rapid DNA, RNA Capture Technique Devised

Genome Editing Enhances CAR T-Cells to Fight Cancer

A process using genome editing is shown to bolster cancer-fighting properties of T-cells from the immune system already modified to attack cancer cells. . . . → Read More: Genome Editing Enhances CAR T-Cells to Fight Cancer