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Category Archives: Gene Medicine

Gene-Based Therapy May Thwart a Tough Blood Cancer – Sioux City Journal

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Genetically tuning a person's own immune cells to target cancer appears to provide long-lasting protection against a blood cancer called multiple myeloma, an early trial from China shows. The treatment, called CAR T-cell therapy, caused 33 out of 35 patients with recurring multiple myeloma to either enter full remission or experience a significant reduction in their cancer. The results are "impressive," said Dr Continue reading

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What’s In Your Genes? – Pacific Northwest Inlander

Picture a time in the not-too-distant future when whole genome sequencing is routine. A time when, before babies even learn to talk, their parents will have the ability to learn what the future may have in store for their offspring: Is their little girl predisposed to getting breast cancer? Continue reading

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New therapy offers hope against incurable form of breast cancer – The Guardian

A consultant studies a mammogram. The drug olaparib could slow cancer growth by three months, researchers have found. Continue reading

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Mammals May Have a 12-hour Clock – The Scientist

The Scientist Mammals May Have a 12-hour Clock The Scientist Researchers led by Bert O'Malley of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, identified a set of metabolism and stress genes in mouse liver cells that followed a pattern of expression on a 12-hour cyclestarting in the morning and again in the ... A 12-hour biological clock coordinates essential bodily functions EurekAlert (press release) all 2 news articles » Continue reading

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Intermountain preps precision medicine tool for commercialization – Healthcare IT News

Intermountain Healthcare on Monday announced that its stepping closer to bringing a version of its precision medicine tool for cancer to the open market. The health system, in fact, is pumping an additional $15 million into its spin-out Navican Genomics, which makes the TheraMap technology for matching patients with prioritized treatment options or appropriate clinical trials. [Also:Promise of precision medicine depends on overcoming big obstacles] While precision medicine has great potential to positively impact cancer patients, its use is currently fragmented at best, Navican CEO Ingo Chakravarty said in a statement Continue reading

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Two gene editing firms unveil cancer drug pacts as ASCO comes to a close – Boston Business Journal

Two gene editing firms unveil cancer drug pacts as ASCO comes to a close Boston Business Journal The research drew blowback from Intellia, which said that the claim about off-target effects lacked evidence and was based on a sample. In addition to Intellia and CRISPR Therapeutics, the other leading gene -editing firm is Cambridge-based Editas .. Continue reading

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