From ExtremeTechExtremeTech: 23andMe, Michael J. Fox Foundation to Study Genetic Factors of Parkinson’s

The foundation has awarded 23andMe a $4 million grant to gather more data that will be shared with the medical community.
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From Geek.com: New Gene-Editing Tools Aim to Fight Disease

Scientists have developed genetic tools that help solve two of the problems hampering genome-editing superweapon CRISPR. These discoveries provide new hope for treating, or even curing, certain genetic diseases. The first is led […]
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From Engadget RSS Feed: New CRISPR tool alters RNA for wider gene editing applications

The CRISPR gene editing technique can be used for all sorts of amazing things by targeting your DNA. Scientists are using it in experimental therapies for ALS and Huntington’s disease, ways to let those with celiac disease process gluten proteins and…

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From Gizmodo: The World Anti-Doping Agency Is Cracking Down On Gene-Editing In Sports

The promise of gene therapy has the potential to drastically limit the impact of human disease by altering the make-up of the body’s cells to fight back against deadly invaders. If used recreationally, though, gene therapy could also expand the physi…

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From Gizmodo: The FDA Just Approved Another Promising Immunotherapy For Cancer

On Wednesday—for only the second time—the Food and Drug Administration approved a cutting-edge therapy that genetically modifies a patient’s blood cells in order to attack cancer. This time the therapy, known as CAR T-cell therapy, is designed to…

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From Gizmodo: This Guy Just Injected Himself With a DIY HIV Treatment on Facebook Live

Tristan Roberts sits sandwiched between two men on a couch in a bland DC apartment, with leafy, dusk-lit trees peeking out from the sheer curtains behind him. The mundanity of the setting betrays the extremity of what is about to happen next. On the el…

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From Gizmodo: Scientists Uncover a Clue About How Bacteria Develop Antibiotic Resistance

In recent years, superbugs have become one of the biggest threats to modern human health. At present, the CDC estimates that some 23,000 people die every year from multidrug-resistant infections in the United States. The threat of antibiotic-resistant …

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From Geek.com: BABYGlimpse DNA-Based App Predicts Your Baby’s Genetic Code

Every child-bearing couple wonders which genetic traits their baby may inherit: Will she have his blue eyes? Will he get her curly hair? Will it acquire their quick temper or sense of humor? […]
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