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The World Health Organization is setting up rules and oversight for human gene editing

The World Health Organization is setting up rules and oversight for human gene editing

Yesterday, the World Health Organization concluded the first meeting of the new Advisory Committee which aims to create global governance and monitoring standards for human genetic editing. Last December, a Chinese scientist genetically modified two embryos using CRISPR technology (19459003) to remove the CCR5 gene. The committee hurriedly summoned the ...

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XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses

XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses

As healthcare shifts to gene-customized treatment, one of the biggest obstacles to truly personalized medicine is the lack of rapid, low-cost genetic testing. Few people are more familiar with Karim Mill than the problem of today's genetic diagnostic tools. He is the founder of the 52-year-old XGenomes who has been ...

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Mammoth Biosciences adds the final piece of the CRISPR diagnostics puzzle to its toolkit

Mammoth Biosciences adds the final piece of the CRISPR diagnostics puzzle to its toolkit

announced today Mammoth Biosciences has received an exclusive license from the University of California at Berkeley for the new CRISPR protein Cas14, which now has the latest diagnostic kit location. Cas14 is a newly discovered protein from the Jennifer Doudna laboratory. Jennifer Doudna is a pioneer in gene editing research ...

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Work on world’s first CRISPR gene-edited babies declared illegal by China

Work on world’s first CRISPR gene-edited babies declared illegal by China

The Chinese authorities announced the work of He Jiankui, who claimed in that he succeeded in creating the world’s first genetically edited baby, an illegal decision to pursue “personal fame” and “ 19459002". China's official news agency Xinhua News Agency reported that 19459003 reported on Monday that the investigators had ...

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Curious 23andMe twin results show why you should take DNA testing with a grain of salt

Curious 23andMe twin results show why you should take DNA testing with a grain of salt

If you have enthusiastically sent your saliva by mail, you may be concerned about any unexpected insights that the current crop's DNA Testing Company will send back. Are your ancestors hanging out on the Iberian Peninsula? Which version of your specific family legend does science support? Most people involved in ...

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Driving down the cost of preserving genetic material, Acorn Biolabs raises $3.3 million

Driving down the cost of preserving genetic material, Acorn Biolabs raises $3.3 million

Acorn Biolabs wants consumers to pay for genetic material to ensure that advances in targeted gene therapy will lead to better health outcomes. The company's goal is to "save young cells today, live longer, better, and tomorrow." This is a gamble on the cutting edge of healthcare technology that has ...

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Up to $818 million deal between J&J and Locus Biosciences points to a new path for CRISPR therapies

Up to $818 million deal between J&J and Locus Biosciences points to a new path for CRISPR therapies

announced today {18459002} Locus Biosciences and Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a division of Johnson & Johnson) reached a $816 million transaction pointing to the new way of editing the CRISPR gene And (possibly) the entire microbiome targeted therapeutic field. Locus is headquartered in the Triangle Research Park in North Carolina and is ...

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Sophia Genetics bags $77M Series E, with 850+ hospitals signed up to its “data-driven medicine”

Sophia Genetics bags $77M Series E, with 850+ hospitals signed up to its “data-driven medicine”

Another considerable cash injection of big data biotechnology: Sophia Genetics announced a $77 million Series E round of financing, since the company's inception in 2011, its total funding The amount has increased to 140 million US dollars. The company applied AI to DNA sequencing to achieve the title of "data-driven ...

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Companies tracking mutations in cancer cells can provide a key to unlocking better therapies

Companies tracking mutations in cancer cells can provide a key to unlocking better therapies

Investors and entrepreneurs are beginning to introduce new diagnostic tools to the market to identify cancer cells that can create more targeted therapies, resulting in better outcomes for cancer patients. Earlier this month, studies using techniques developed by the startup Mission Bio helped identify cell mutations in acute myeloid leukemia ...

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DeepMind claims early progress in AI-based predictive protein modelling

DeepMind claims early progress in AI-based predictive protein modelling

Google Having an AI expert, DeepMind, claiming to be able to demonstrate "important milestones" artificial intelligence to help complete Complex tasks for predicting the three-dimensional structure of proteins based only on gene sequences. Understanding protein structure is important in disease diagnosis and treatment, which can increase scientists' understanding of the ...

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