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Genetic Modification in Medicine | gm.org

Posted by Ardent Editor on July 23rd, 2007 One of the most promising uses for genetic modification being eyed in the future is on the field of medicine. There are a number of advances already being done in the field of genetic modification that may be able to allow researchers to someday be able to develop a wide range of medicines that will be able to treat a variety of diseases that current medicines may not be able to Continue reading

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The Next Generation of Genetic Medicine: A Review of Epigenetics – Labiotech.eu (blog)

The field of genetics has long been an object of global fascination, beginning with Mendels pea plant experiments in the 19th century and peaking when the human genome was sequenced (albeit not completely) in 2003. But epigenetics as the next level up from genetics is still mysterious to most. Efforts are already underway to make this next leap in our therapeutic understanding of DNA to unlock the potential of epigenetics Continue reading

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New Medical Geneticists Join Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research – Newswise (press release)

Newswise TORONTO, September 6, 2017 The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research today announces that Dr. Raymond Kim is its newest scientific lead, guiding efforts at the countrys only clinic devoted to cardiac genomics Continue reading

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Shares of drugmaker that targets gene mutations soar after positive muscular dystrophy study – CNBC

Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics soared 12 percent in early trading Wednesday after the biopharmaceutical company reported positive results from a clinical trial of an experimental medicine for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The drug, golodirsen, would be Sarepta’s second to treat the rare, genetic disease, which causes muscle wasting and can be fatal before patients turn 30 Continue reading

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New UCSF Program Aims to Advance Equity in Genomic Medicine in the Bay Area – UCSF News Services

A team of UC San Francisco researchers will receive $11.7 million over four years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to launch a new Program in Prenatal and Pediatric Genomic Sequencing (P3EGS) at UCSF. Continue reading

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Genetics put some older women at higher risk than men for Alzheimer’s – USC News

White women whose genetic makeup puts them at higher risk for Alzheimers disease are more likely than white men to develop the disease during a critical 10-year span in their lives, according to a study headed by Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers. The findings from one of the worlds largest big-data studies on Alzheimers counter long-held beliefs about who is at greatest risk for the disease and when, suggesting new avenues for clinical trials Continue reading

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