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Precision Medicine Hope for Blindness

2016 31 Jan

University of Iowa researchers and Columbia University Medical Center opthalmologists have together used a new technology for repairing disease-genes and have been able to correct a blindness-causing gene mutation in stem cells derived from a patient. The research is published in Scientific Reports.  The new technique is called CRISPR and can repair... Read more

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10 Changes to Advance Personalised Patient Care

2015 30 Jan

Twelve years have passed since the mapping of the human genome in 2003. Since then, much has been learned about how people differ genetically. We may be 99.9 percent the same from a genetic perspective, but that differing 0.1 percent of genes comprises approximately three million genomic variants that are different between two people. Identifying the... Read more

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University of Chicago to Establish Genomic Data Commons

2014 10 Dec

The University of Chicago, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, will set up the country's most comprehensive computational facility that stores and harmonises cancer genomic data generated through NCI-funded research projects. The establishment of the NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC) will help scientists to speed up research, leading to... Read more

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Nobel Prize Winner’s Work Could Aid Precision Medicine

2013 19 Dec

James E. Rothman, Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine 2013, spent the most extraordinary week of his life in Sweden when accepting ‘the once in a lifetime recognition’ with his colleagues Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof at the Nobel Awards ceremony in Stockholm.During his trip Rothman, also senior advisor to GE Global Research in Niskayuna,... Read more