In this Issue of Front Line Genomics Magazine:

  • ASHG 2017Science 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. 
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    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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