Front Line Genomics Magazine Issue 14 – ASHG 2017
- Science Round Up
Natural selection eliminates smoking gene; CRISPR Therapeutics collaborates to develop cancer therapies, and have scientists discovered a less harmful cancer treatment?
- Genomics Round Up
A gene has been identified that is related to brain damage in pre-term infants; opening doors for future research possibilities.
- Business Round Up
The FDA has approved the first ever gene therapy in the USA and the NIH funds the development of HIV self-testing assays.
- Transforming Cancer Diagnosis
We gathered together a panel of experts to discuss the potential of Circulating Tumour DNA (ctDNA) – what is it, why is it exciting and how it could transform cancer diagnostics.
- ASHG 2017
We provide you with everything you need to know ahead of ASHG.
- Removing Misconceptions
Psychiatric genetic counsellors improve patient outcomes, but Jehannine Austin discusses why the skill is not being implemented enough.
- Technology Fights Back
Martin Hemberg tells us why sequencing technologies are beginning to match the pace of discoveries, now more than ever.
- Asia Gains Ground
Megan takes a look at how non-profit organisation, Genome Asia 100K is addressing the under-representation of Asian populations.
- Gene Editing in Search of an Ethic
Gene editing ethics has hit the deadlines a number of times lately. Patrick Hill picks apart the sticky debate.
- The Hero Fund
Howard Jacob explains how the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is providing genomic medicine to patients in need.
- Eradicating the Discrimination of Genetic Disorders
The Shenal Family and Greenwood Genetics Center prepare to host the 7th Race the Helix event, to raise awareness of genetic disease.
- Fixing a Medical Crisis
Mark Korson, MD, VMP Genetics talks us through a typical day in his working week, and how he believes a lack of ‘metabolically-trained’ health professionals is leading to a crisis in the field.
Carl Smith, FLG Managing Editor and David Smith, Mayo Clinic enter another movie debate, this time turning their attention to one of the highest grossing movies of all time.
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