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Ingestible Device Designed to Monitor Gut Health

Ingestible gut sensor capsule

Biomedical engineers designed a sensor chip small enough to be swallowed, which in tests with pigs shows it can detect indicators of disease in the gut and transmit its readings to an external device. . . . → Read More: Ingestible Device Designed to Monitor Gut Health

Long-Term Effects Shown from Hemophilia Gene Therapy

Drop of blood

Participants in a clinical trial testing a one-time genetic therapy to treat a rare form of hemophilia sharply reduced their bleeding incidents after a year, with few adverse effects, none considered serious. . . . → Read More: Long-Term Effects Shown from Hemophilia Gene Therapy

Gene Therapy Safety Study for Heart Failure Underway

Heartbeat graphic

An early-stage clinical trial is testing gene therapy to treat malfunctioning heart muscle cells in people with heart failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood for the body. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Safety Study for Heart Failure Underway

Trial Testing Gene-Edited, Modified Oilseed Plants

Camelina plant

An agricultural science lab in the U.K. is beginning research on sustainable methods for growing genome-edited camelina plants, along with modifying the plant’s genetics by adding genes from other plant species. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Gene-Edited, Modified Oilseed Plants

New Urinary Tract Infection Diagnostic Gains Funding

E. coli

A company developing a desktop system for diagnosing urinary tract infections in as little as 30 minutes is the recipient of grant funding from a public-private consortium to combat drug-resistant microbial infections. . . . → Read More: New Urinary Tract Infection Diagnostic Gains Funding

Genetic Repair Company Starts-Up, Gains $87 Million

David Liu

A company is getting underway to develop therapies that extend genome editing to repair genetic disruptions, not just remove them from DNA. . . . → Read More: Genetic Repair Company Starts-Up, Gains $87 Million

Crispr Deployed to Correct Inherited Vision Disorder

Editing DNA

Researchers at Columbia University developed and tested in lab mice a technique using the genome editing technology Crispr with gene replacement therapy to correct the inherited eye disease retinitis pigmentosa. . . . → Read More: Crispr Deployed to Correct Inherited Vision Disorder

University, Industry Labs Partner on Bioprinted Tissue

lung illustration

A joint project between Indiana University and the company Lung Biotechnology is investigating three-dimensional bioprinting to produce animal tissue for research on organ transplantation, and eventually for transplants themselves. . . . → Read More: University, Industry Labs Partner on Bioprinted Tissue

Genentech Gains Microbe Drug Discovery Tech in $1B Deal

Collecting soil samples

Biotechnology company Genentech is licensing a process from a start-up enterprise that discovers small molecule drugs from naturally occurring microbes found in soil. . . . → Read More: Genentech Gains Microbe Drug Discovery Tech in $1B Deal

Gates Grant Funds A.I. for Malaria Drug Discovery

Giving anti-malaria drugs

An award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting research by a digital drug discovery company and university lab into use of artificial intelligence to find new drugs for treating malaria. . . . → Read More: Gates Grant Funds A.I. for Malaria Drug Discovery