Unlike inherited genetic predispositions, accumulated genetic changes are the result of environmental influences, such as smoking, chemicals or ultra-violet radiation. A growing body of research links somatic changes to an increased likelihood of blood cancers and cardiovascular disease, both heart disease and stroke. Source: Accumulated genetic variations: What they are and why they matter to […]
Turning genes into medicines—what have we learned from gene therapy drug development in the past decade?
Nature Communications, Published online: 16 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19507-0 Gene and cell therapy products approved over the past decade in Europe and North America have provided new therapeutic options for single gene disorders and for hematologic malignancies. Source: Turning genes into medicines—what have we learned from gene therapy drug development in the past decade?
At the time when Microsoft announced Windows in 1985, it would have been hard to believe how quickly personal computers would become ubiquitous. During that same period, biotechnology was experiencing a parallel wave. When the Human Genome Project started in 1990, sequencing the human genome for the first time was accomplished through an international effort […]
Diagram of the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s Disease. Credit: Wikipedia/public domain. Artificial intelligence (AI) could help to diagnose Alzheimer’s faster and improve patient prognosis, a new study from the University of Sheffield has revealed. Source: Artificial intelligence could speed up and improve Alzheimer’s diagnosis