• GENOMICS

    • 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.

     

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