Category Archives: Genomics

New genomic technique aimed at targeting tumor types for specific therapy

Just two days ago, the FDA approved a new genomic technique designed to identify tumor markers for specific therapy.  Because cancers can be rapidly mutating in terms of markers, this test can help identify those key receptors and help streamline

New genomic technique aimed at targeting tumor types for specific therapy

Just two days ago, the FDA approved a new genomic technique designed to identify tumor markers for specific therapy.  Because cancers can be rapidly mutating in terms of markers, this test can help identify those key receptors and help streamline

Coming to a hospital near you: Gene editing

Gene therapy has long been studied as a potential treatment for many previously incurable diseases.  For the first time, a patient at UCSF this week received an infusion of corrective genetic material designed to cure Hunter syndrome. Full article: https://apnews.com/4ae98919b52e43d8a8960e0e260feb0a/AP-Exclusive:-US-scientists-try-1st-gene-editing-in-the-body

Coming to a hospital near you: Gene editing

Gene therapy has long been studied as a potential treatment for many previously incurable diseases.  For the first time, a patient at UCSF this week received an infusion of corrective genetic material designed to cure Hunter syndrome. Full article: https://apnews.com/4ae98919b52e43d8a8960e0e260feb0a/AP-Exclusive:-US-scientists-try-1st-gene-editing-in-the-body

Genetically modified stem cells form cartilage resistant to inflammatory change

Inflammatory arthritis are a group of debilitating joint diseases that is a growing concern with the aging population. Inflammation within joint spaces promotes tissue degradation as well as prevents pluripotent stem cells from regenerating damaged tissue. In this study, researchers knocked

Genetically modified stem cells form cartilage resistant to inflammatory change

Inflammatory arthritis are a group of debilitating joint diseases that is a growing concern with the aging population. Inflammation within joint spaces promotes tissue degradation as well as prevents pluripotent stem cells from regenerating damaged tissue. In this study, researchers knocked

New direct-to-consumer genome sequencing

Similar to 23andMe, Sure Genomics is now offering genomic analysis on consumer saliva samples. They hope to circumvent the FDA entanglement of their predecessor by having a physician prescription for the test and also by providing genetic counseling. Full Article: https://www.genomeweb.com/molecular-diagnostics/sure-genomics-gets-fda-letter

New direct-to-consumer genome sequencing

Similar to 23andMe, Sure Genomics is now offering genomic analysis on consumer saliva samples. They hope to circumvent the FDA entanglement of their predecessor by having a physician prescription for the test and also by providing genetic counseling. Full Article: https://www.genomeweb.com/molecular-diagnostics/sure-genomics-gets-fda-letter

Google increases investment in medtech and digital health

Surprisingly, medtech companies are a relatively small portion of US venture capital investment. Google Ventures has recently made large forays into this market, investing in companies working on cloud based oncology software, gene editing technology, and cancer tumor genetic profiling. Excited to see

Google increases investment in medtech and digital health

Surprisingly, medtech companies are a relatively small portion of US venture capital investment. Google Ventures has recently made large forays into this market, investing in companies working on cloud based oncology software, gene editing technology, and cancer tumor genetic profiling. Excited to see

One Step Closer to GATTACA

Scientists are developing new techniques to alter the human (well… mouse for now) genome, but not in the nucleus. These scientists have turned their attention to damaged/diseased DNA that exist in the mitochondria, taking an early step in eradicating genetic disorders

One Step Closer to GATTACA

Scientists are developing new techniques to alter the human (well… mouse for now) genome, but not in the nucleus. These scientists have turned their attention to damaged/diseased DNA that exist in the mitochondria, taking an early step in eradicating genetic disorders

How 3-D Printing Can Help To Cure Cancer

Cool Wired article on how Drexel University is 3D printing a live tumor and cancer cells for drug testing and how this could speed up drug development. Full article: http://bit.ly/1q5Xd80

How 3-D Printing Can Help To Cure Cancer

Cool Wired article on how Drexel University is 3D printing a live tumor and cancer cells for drug testing and how this could speed up drug development. Full article: http://bit.ly/1q5Xd80