(Reuters) - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug to treat a rare genetic disease cleared a key study, moving the company closer to filing a marketing application for the drug, which is part of a new class of medicines that block disease-causing proteins.
Genetically modified hybrid animals could rehabilitate ecosystems that have been harmed by human development.
Last week we shared with you part one of a fascinating article courtesy of Trout Unlimited’s Wild Steelhead Initiative’s ‘Science Friday’ series of posts on the genetic differences between summer and winter steelhead. The article shed light on how some recent research just might pave the way for better protection of wild steelhead populations in […]
(Reuters) - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc said its drug to treat patients suffering from a rare genetic disease met the main goal in a late-stage study, moving the company closer to filing a marketing application for the drug in late 2017.
(Reuters) - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Wednesday its drug met the main goal in a late-stage study in patients suffering from a life-threatening genetic disease.
As a 33-year-old mother of two, Jaclyn Baxter took the mail-in DNA test primarily to learn about her genetic health risks. On a Sunday in March, she spit into a test tube and sent the sample to 23andMe, a genetic testing firm based in Mountain View, California. Show More Summary
By delivering strands of genetic material known as messenger RNA (mRNA) into cells, researchers can induce the cells to produce any protein encoded by the mRNA. This technique holds great potential for administering vaccines or treating diseases such as cancer, but achieving efficient delivery of mRNA has proven challenging.
Beijing sets the goal of collecting and analyzing the genetic data from at least 1 million Chinese citizens to help unearth the causes of diseases from cancer to schizophrenia, and pave the way for targeted treatments.
With 72 species currently identified, Espeletia is a plant genus endemic to the paramo, a moist alpine biome unique to the northern Andes. This genus, which inhabits the world's most diverse high-altitude ecosystem, is an outstanding example of adaptive success.
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(Yale University) An international Yale-led research team has shown that a risk profile based on 52 genes accurately predicts survival for patients with a severe lung disease. If confirmed in further studies, the finding could transform the way patients are treated for the condition, which is on the rise in older adults.
(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) A new method for analyzing a living being chemical compositions is tested in Andean plants and attest the genesis of species by means of geographic isolation. Scientific articleShow More Summary
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) In the roundtable entitled "Expert Panel on Understanding Cannabis: Medicine, Society, Government," the panelists shared their views on topics ranging from what actions U.S. AttorneyShow More Summary
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The fat content and levels of several key nutrients and hormones in breast milk vary with the mother's circadian rhythm, which may have implications for the timing of breastfeeding and feeding of expressed milk, especially for high-risk infants.
Scientists have uncovered two related cytokines and associated genetic markers that may explain why some people develop progressive multiple sclerosis, or MS. The study, led by researchers at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, and Yale University,...Show More Summary
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(Oregon Health & Science University) New research suggests that a simple genetic test could be used to identify multiple sclerosis patients at risk of developing progressive forms of the disease. Researchers are already developing a medication.
Genome editing tool CRISPR allowed scientists to create mutant butterflies with weird patterns.
Mammals communicate with each other using olfactory cues. This way they recognize relatives or friends or find a genetically suitable mate. However, to collect smells, especially in the wild, is anything but easy to accomplish. A team...Show More Summary
A new system from a startup called Kytogen could jumpstart advances in modifying bacteria, allowing researchers trying to create new drugs, fuels, or food to work much more quickly. When researchers genetically engineer bacteria or yeast...Show More Summary