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April 27, 2015

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April 27, 2015

Apr. 6, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new method to activate genes by synthetically creating a key component of the epigenome that controls how our genes are expressed. The new technology allows researchers ... read more

Like Angelina Jolie, Study Pinpoints Genetic Cause of Increased Leukemia Risk

Mar. 25, 2015 — A newly-discovered, heritable genetic cause of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), namely mutation of the gene ETV6, has been discovered by researchers. "These people are born with a broken gene ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — Erectile dysfunction is a taboo subject among men. No one likes to talk about it. But the fact is that as men age, an increasing number will suffer from erectile dysfunction. From the age of 30, the ... read more

Mar. 12, 2015 — Researchers have been able to grow patient-derived, healthy cells in the lab, coming a step closer to treating fatal blood disorders. "This work demonstrates a new method that could lead to a ... read more

Study Bolsters 'Turbocharged' Protein as a Promising Tool in Hemophilia Gene Therapy

Mar. 12, 2015 — Using gene therapy to produce a mutant human protein with unusually high blood-clotting power, scientists have successfully treated dogs with the bleeding disorder hemophilia, without triggering an ... read more

Mar. 12, 2015 — A reprogrammed retrovirus could successfully transfer new clotting genes into animals with hemophilia B to safely and dramatically decrease spontaneous bleeding, a new study has ... read more

Mutation in APC2 Gene Causes Sotos Features

Mar. 5, 2015 — Sotos syndrome is a congenital syndrome that is characterized by varying degrees of mental retardation and a large head circumference etc. It is known that 90 percent of Sotos syndrome patients have ... read more

Cancer Treatment: New Nanodevice Defeats Drug Resistance

Mar. 2, 2015 — Chemotherapy often shrinks tumors at first, but as cancer cells become resistant to drug treatment, tumors can grow back. A new nanodevice can help overcome that by first blocking the gene that ... read more

Genetic Pathways Linked to CF Disease Severity Pinned Down

Feb. 23, 2015 — Mutation of one gene is all it takes to get cystic fibrosis, but disease severity depends on many other genes and proteins. For the first time, researchers identified genetic pathways that play major ... read more

Feb. 18, 2015 — A novel gene-delivery system that shuttles a gene into a cell, but only for a temporary stay, has been developed by researchers, providing a potential new gene-therapy strategy for treating disease. ... read more

New Nanoparticle Gene Therapy Strategy Effectively Treats Deadly Brain Cancer in Rats

Feb. 4, 2015 — Nanoparticles have been used to successfully deliver a new therapy to cancer cells in the brains of rats, prolonging their lives, scientists report. Previous research on mice found that nanoparticles ... read more

Serendipity Leads to Discovery of Adult Cancer Genes Driving Young-Adult Ewing Sarcoma

Feb. 3, 2015 — A new study finds alterations in expression of genes PIK3R3 and PTEN, more commonly observed in adult tumors, in the rare, young-adult bone cancer Ewing Sarcoma, potentially offering ways to improve ... read more

Testing for EGFR Mutations, ALK Rearrangements Is Cost-Effective in NSCLC.

Jan. 29, 2015 — Multiplexed genetic screening for epidermal growth factor receptor and anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene rearrangements and subsequent biomarker-guided treatment is cost-effective compared with ... read more

Parkinson's Gene Linked to Lung Cancer

Jan. 29, 2015 — A gene that is associated with lung cancer has been identified by researchers. Through whole exome sequencing, they identified a link between a mutation in PARK2, a gene associated with early-onset ... read more

Tackling the Thorny Side of Gene Therapy

Jan. 20, 2015 — A key factor in understanding the elevated cancer risk associated with gene therapy has been uncovered by researchers. They conducted research on mice with a rare disease similar to one in humans, ... read more

'Genome Editing' Could Correct Genetic Mutations for Future Generations

Dec. 15, 2014 — A technique for 'editing' the genome in sperm-producing adult stem cells has been demonstrated by researchers, a result with powerful potential for basic research and for gene therapy. The ... read more

Genetic Errors Linked to Aging Underlie Leukemia That Develops After Cancer Treatment

Dec. 8, 2014 — New research challenges the view that cancer treatment in itself is a direct cause of a fatal form of leukemia that can develop several years after chemotherapy or radiation. For a small percentage ... read more

Experimental Gene Therapy Successful in Certain Lymphomas, Leukemia

Dec. 4, 2014 — Study results of CD19-directed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapy using the Sleeping Beauty non-viral transduction system to modify T cells has demonstrated further promise in patients with ... read more

Gene Linked to Tamoxifen-Resistant Breast Cancers

Nov. 25, 2014 — After mining the genetic records of thousands of breast cancer patients, researchers have identified a gene whose presence may explain why some breast cancers are resistant to tamoxifen, a widely ... read more

Gene Therapy Provides Safe, Long-Term Relief for Patients With Severe Hemophilia B

Nov. 20, 2014 — Gene therapy has transformed life for men with a severe form of hemophilia B by providing a safe, reliable source of the blood clotting protein Factor IX that has allowed some to adopt a more active ... read more

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