• Researchers turn back the clock on human embryonic stem cells
      Researchers turn back the clock on human embryonic stem cells
      SOURCE December 16, 2016Johns Hopkins scientists report success in using a cocktail of cell-signaling chemicals to further wind back the biological clock of human embryonic stem cells (ESCs), giving the cells the same flexibility researchers have prized in mice ESCs.
    • Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped
      Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped
      Scientists produce a detailed genomic map of mutations and epigenetic changes associated with smoking tobacco across 17 tumor types.
    • 108 Billion Nearly Identical Humans
      108 Billion Nearly Identical Humans
      Around 108 billion humans have been ever lived and breathed on Planet Earth since our species, Homo sapiens, first appeared around 50,000 B.C. and the DNA of every one of them has been more than 99.5% identical.
    • SAN DIEGO -- Gene therapy for factor IX deficiency has allowed patients with hemophilia B to live infusion- and bleed-free lives for extended periods of time, according to preliminary results from an ongoing study.
    • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Genos, a community for personal genetic discovery and research, today announced the public launch of its platform to cdsource medical cures. The Genos platform will enable individuals to sequence their genetic profiles with 50 times more data than current popular sequencing options, while empowering individuals to participate in groundbreaking research projects on their own terms.

    Genomics is a science which is getting increasingly important in clinical practice. There are many, many programs of research, in all areas of medicine, regarding genomics, in addition to studies in Pharma, to learn more about an individual’s differing rates of metabolism of drugs.



    Chinese company Jala Group using 3D printed skin to test cosmetics for Asian market

    SOURCE Jala Group, a Chinese cosmetics company, has used 3D bioprinting technology to print artificial “Asian skin,” complete with dermis and […]

    Historic HIV vaccine efficacy study underway in South Africa

    The first HIV vaccine efficacy study to launch anywhere in 7 years is testing whether an experimental vaccine safely prevents […]

    When Pot Meets Pain and Insomnia: Why Many Fibromyalgia Patients Swear by Medical Marijuana

      Fibromyalgia is a painful condition that over three million Americans suffer from. It causes widespread muscle pain and tenderness […]

    Nanoarray sniffs out and distinguishes multiple diseases

    SOURCE “Diagnosis and Classification of 17 Diseases from 1404 Subjects via Pattern Analysis of Exhaled Molecules” ACS Nano Before modern […]

    Cardiac stem cell infusion could be effective therapy for the most common type of heart failure

    SOURCE Cardiac stem cells could be an effective treatment for a common but difficult-to-treat type of heart failure, a new […]

    Outer layer of human heart regrown using stem cells

    Human stem cells have been used to regenerate the cells that cover the external surface of a human heart(Credit: DarioStudios/Depositphotos) SOURCE […]

    Gastrogenomic delights: A movable feast

    SOURCE The complete genome sequences of Escherichia coli and Helicobacter pylori provide insights into the biology of these species Recently, […]

    Glaucoma gene therapy on positive trajectory using CRISPR-Cas9

    SOURCE May 02, 2016 Seattle—Results from a series of preclinical studies are providing proof of principle that gene targeting using […]