Category Archives: Genomics

Home Genetic Tests May Be Riddled With Errors, And Companies Aren’t Keeping Track

This article starts with a story about a couple who bought the home genetic test from 23andme, the wife finding out that she had a SNP linked to Lynch syndrome. The couple began making new plans, the wife considering a

Home Genetic Tests May Be Riddled With Errors, And Companies Aren’t Keeping Track

This article starts with a story about a couple who bought the home genetic test from 23andme, the wife finding out that she had a SNP linked to Lynch syndrome. The couple began making new plans, the wife considering a

DNA Kits for Personalized Hair and Skin Care

DNA kits are making personalized beauty an option by allowing users to test the health of their hair and skin. Using peer-reviewed scientific studies reviewed by dermatologists, the kits explore predispositions for skin and hair traits, and recommend customized regimens

DNA Kits for Personalized Hair and Skin Care

DNA kits are making personalized beauty an option by allowing users to test the health of their hair and skin. Using peer-reviewed scientific studies reviewed by dermatologists, the kits explore predispositions for skin and hair traits, and recommend customized regimens

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