Presage Biosciences has announced that they have received a $6 million investment from Takeda and Celgene, as well as appointing a new Chief Executive Officer.
New Investment and CEO For Presage Biosciences
New Investment and CEO For Presage BiosciencesPresage Biosciences has announced that they have received a $6 million investment from Takeda and Celgene, as well as appointing a new Chief Executive Officer.
Mental State Impacts Speed of Tumour Progression
Mental State Impacts Speed of Tumour ProgressionWe’ve heard the idea that “if you think positively, then positive thing will happen to you”. Well, new research is now suggesting that positive vibes might even slow down cancer!
No, Omega 3 Supplements Don't Protect Against Heart Disease
No, Omega 3 Supplements Don't Protect Against Heart DiseaseMany people take a daily omega 3 supplements in the belief that it is good for their heart. But a systematic review of 79 clinical trials found no evidence for this belief.
Biological Fax Machine Delivering DNA On-Demand
Biological Fax Machine Delivering DNA On-DemandSynthetic Genomics believe its 'biological teleportation' — a process in which DNA is digitally transmitted and printed out as synthetic sequences — will soon be mainstream.
New Blood Test Detects Early Stage Melanoma in More Than 80% of Patients
New Blood Test Detects Early Stage Melanoma in More Than 80% of PatientsMelanoma is it’s treatable if caught early enough. And a new blood test might be able to help with faster and easier diagnosis. Here's what has to happen for the test to reach clinics:
We’ve heard the idea that “if you think positively, then positive thing will happen to you”. Well, new research is now suggesting that positive vibes might even slow down cancer!
Many people take a daily omega 3 supplements in the belief that it is good for their heart. But a systematic review of 79 clinical trials found no evidence for this belief.
Synthetic Genomics believe its ‘biological teleportation’ — a process in which DNA is digitally transmitted and printed out as synthetic sequences — will soon be mainstream.
Melanoma is it’s treatable if caught early enough. And a new blood test might be able to help with faster and easier diagnosis. Here’s what has to happen for the test to reach clinics:
Prenatal gene therapy has been used to prevent acute neuronopathic Gaucher’s disease, however this approach is using viruses to deliver normal copies of genes.
Magazines and Educational Guides
Free download: This guide will discuss the gene editing tools currently available and how they can be used to manipulate genomic sequences, as well as the real world applications that put these tools to use.
Free download: This guide is intended to help you understand how cancers can develop in the body and what forms they can take, as well as taking you through the medical processes of diagnosis and treatment.
Free download: In this guide, we discuss the challenges involved in lead generation and preclinical development, what factors need to be considered during clinical trials, and how genomics has started to change the way we approach drug design.
The Genome Spot / Webinars
The study of viral ecology is taking major leaps forward with the use of long-read sequencing and viral metagenomics. On this webinar we discuss how MinION technology is bringing scientists closer to high-throughput single-virus genomics from environmental samples.
In this open discussion webinar, DNA Genotek and Illumina discuss what’s trending in whole genome sequencing (WGS).
To fully benefit from the vast quantities of data from TCGA, tools for easy data visualisation and analysis must be developed for use of the non-computational scientist. Our panel of experts discuss TCGA data and the tools needed to make sense of it.
Digital health devices have become invaluable tools for improving human health. However, could a pill carrying an inbuilt sensor dehumanize patients, reducing them to a digital readout?
Recent scientific studies have claimed that transfusions of blood from teenagers can help delay or reverse the ageing process. Do they stack up?
Scientists can be powerful influencers and role models. So there’s reason for concern when the same names and faces dominate coverage and visibility.
Non-Invasive Pre-Natal Testing (NIPT) has the potential of bringing safer pregnancy testing to the wider NHS, but not without its challenges.
There are many different techniques for DNA and RNA amplification. By far the most common method, however, is the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). This simple guide will tell you everything you need to know about PCR.
Happy DNA Day! To celebrate, we’ve put together a timeline of some of the major events that have happened in genomics since 1953 – See how far we’ve come!
Front Line Genomics Exclusives
We are seeking to explore the true story of AI: where are we now, what do we need to overcome, and how should we integrate this technology within the genomics sphere?
The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has embarked on a novel program to leverage traditional and emerging genomic technologies, in the search for answers for undiagnosed patients.
We take a look at the advantages of securing a deeper access to data.
Around the Web
As the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday, Genomics England announces that it has now passed the 70,000 genomes mark.
Our faces can reveal a lot about us, and now scientists are revealing a lot about faces. Research into the genetics that shapes the face has made tremendous advances in recent years.
The Large Scale Genomics Work Stream of the GA4GH has announced 8 new implementations of its htsget protocol, a standard for accessing large-scale genomic sequencing data online without using file transfers.
This week: Are we really running out of data storage? And can a deadly infection be genetic? You’ll also get a list of must-reads this summer…
This week: Reversed ageing, pig organs, the future of humankind and citizen scientists using genetics to solve past crimes.
This week: Consider how your DNA could make you less secure, learn about how a controversial doctor from Massachusetts General Hospital is helping to improve diabetes treatment, and get all the details of the next big Hacakthon in San Francisco!