A new DNA synthesis technique that mimics natural DNA replication could make it possible to create a new gene in a single day, according to new research.
Creating a New Gene in a Single Day
Creating a New Gene in a Single DayA new DNA synthesis technique that mimics natural DNA replication could make it possible to create a new gene in a single day, according to new research.
How Can a Baby Have 3 Parents?
How Can a Baby Have 3 Parents?The concept of three-parent babies defies what we learned in health class. But how and when is the third parent involved? At what stage? Jennifer Barfield gives us an update on the birds and the bees.
Destroying Tumours With Gold Nanoparticles
Destroying Tumours With Gold NanoparticlesGold can be used to make jewellery, but also to fight cancer. Several clinical trials are currently underway in the United States where patients are being treated with gold nanoparticles.
Roche Pays $2.4 Billion for Rest of Cancer Expert, Foundation Medicine
Roche Pays $2.4 Billion for Rest of Cancer Expert, Foundation MedicineThe Swiss drugmaker has clearly noticed the genomic profiling group's ability to personalise cancer care, now that it will take complete ownership of the company.
The HPV-Vaccine Against Cervical Cancer Is Working, Study Shows
The HPV-Vaccine Against Cervical Cancer Is Working, Study ShowsThe HPV vaccine is working to reduce the risk of cervical cancer, according to a new study.
The concept of three-parent babies defies what we learned in health class. But how and when is the third parent involved? At what stage? Jennifer Barfield gives us an update on the birds and the bees.
Gold can be used to make jewellery, but also to fight cancer. Several clinical trials are currently underway in the United States where patients are being treated with gold nanoparticles.
The Swiss drugmaker has clearly noticed the genomic profiling group’s ability to personalise cancer care, now that it will take complete ownership of the company.
The HPV vaccine is working to reduce the risk of cervical cancer, according to a new study.
The European Society of Human Genetics heard about the real world advantages to diagnosis and healthcare costs on Sunday.
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.
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!
The Code, Part 3: It’s now easier than ever to peer into your own genetic code. But are all of the new companies out there offering you information about yourself that you can believe?
The Short Read
Kat Arney is one of the “Top 10 Brits who make science sexy”, according to BBC America. Need we say more?
“How Can We Anticipate and Respond to Technologies and Information That is Rapidly Changing?” – Josephine Johnston
Josephine Johnston is an expert on the ethical, legal and policy implications of biomedical technologies, particularly as used in human reproduction, psychiatry, genetics, and neuroscience.
“I Would Like to See Widespread Reimbursement of Clinical Genomic Testing as Well as Screening” – Gavin Stone
Gavin Stone is an electronics engineer who joined Edico Genome in 2013 to lead corporate development and marketing for the DRAGEN™ Bio-IT Processor, the world’s first next-generation sequencing bioinformatics chip to massively speed up genomic medicine.
Around the Web
New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal connections.
Researchers at King’s College London have shown that rats with spinal cord injuries can re-learn skilled hand movements after being treated with a gene therapy.
Genomic data company, Fabric Genomics have said its proprietary clinical genomics platform has been selected by 10 new commercial partners across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.
This week: Learn about the insides of a chemist quest to cure genetic disease, wrap your head around the debate on whether to use genetically modified mosquitos to fight malaria, and learn more about designer babies – should scientists make ‘better’ babies just because they can?
What should doctors do when patients are pushing hard to get treatment they’ve seen in a TV ad or read about online? Why are diverse labs winning at science, and what went down at this year’s CRISPRcon?
British science after Brexit — can they have their cake and eat it, too? And genetic counsellors, are they actually struggling to keep up with genetic testing?