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Genomics, A.I. Calculate Immune Health

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An international team designed a technique to gauge a person’s immune system age and health, by analyzing genomic and cellular indicators with machine-learning algorithms. . . . → Read More: Genomics, A.I. Calculate Immune Health

Population Data Show Genetics-Health Links

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The first batch of data from a large-scale genomic sequencing project in the U.K. shows strong associations between several gene variations and common health conditions. . . . → Read More: Population Data Show Genetics-Health Links

Commentary – Scott Gottlieb’s Legacy

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During his tenure, FDA issued a number of guidance documents outlining regulatory processes and practices that streamline reviews, yet are still dictated by scientific evidence. . . . → Read More: Commentary – Scott Gottlieb’s Legacy

Sequencing IDs Pancreatic Cancer Targets

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A genomic analysis of tumor samples from patients with pancreatic cancer, a cancer with a typically poor outlook, identified targets for early precision cancer detection and treatments. . . . → Read More: Sequencing IDs Pancreatic Cancer Targets

Biogen Acquires Gene Therapy Company in $800M Deal

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A company developing treatments for inherited eye diseases that replace malfunctioning with healthy genes is being acquired by biotechnology company Biogen. . . . → Read More: Biogen Acquires Gene Therapy Company in $800M Deal

Blood Test as Good as Biopsy to Detect Cancer Targets

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Results of a clinical trial show a commercial blood test works at least as well as tissue biopsies for determining precise genetic mutations causing most lung cancers. . . . → Read More: Blood Test as Good as Biopsy to Detect Cancer Targets

Anti-Inflammatory Human Protein Produced in Plants

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Researchers in Canada genetically engineered tobacco plants to economically produce large quantities of a human protein with anti-inflammatory properties. . . . → Read More: Anti-Inflammatory Human Protein Produced in Plants

Trials Underway Testing Crispr for Blood Disorders

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Clinical trials testing the genome editing technique Crispr for sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia, two inherited blood disorders, enrolled and infused their first patients. . . . → Read More: Trials Underway Testing Crispr for Blood Disorders

Gene Editing Deactivates Cause of T-Cell Side Effects

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A biotechnology company developing engineered T-cells as treatments for cancer, used gene editing to deactivate a likely cause of serious adverse effects from its therapies. . . . → Read More: Gene Editing Deactivates Cause of T-Cell Side Effects

Gene Therapy Company Acquired in $4.3B Deal

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Spark Therapeutics, a biotechnology company that pioneered gene therapies, is being acquired by drug maker Roche Group in a deal valued at $4.3 billion. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Company Acquired in $4.3B Deal