Genetics

Beam Therapeutics will present the first approach to highlight research into the development of non-genotoxic conditioning regimens for patients with sickle cell disease prior to autologous transplantation

Beam Therapeutics will present the first approach to highlight research into the development of non-genotoxic conditioning regimens for patients with sickle cell disease prior to autologous transplantation

Beam Therapeutics CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Beam Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAM), a biotechnology company developing precision genetic drugs through base editing, today announced that new research highlighting the company’s internal efforts to develop better transplant preparation regimens for sickle cell disease (SCD) undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) will be introduced …

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Earnings research cannot provide pandemic predictions.  Are there alternatives?

Earnings research cannot provide pandemic predictions. Are there alternatives?

Illustration by Erik English. Science is about understanding how the natural world works and inventing machines, drugs and vaccines that make life easier on the planet. Understanding and imagination allow scientists to make predictions, which must then be confirmed by experiment. Nevertheless, in dynamic situations that involve more variables, such as in biology, this can …

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Under new abortion laws, the results of prenatal genetic testing may come too late

Under new abortion laws, the results of prenatal genetic testing may come too late

When the results of her prenatal genetic test returned last August, Ann was in her 15th week of pregnancy with her fourth child. The test indicated that her daughter, whom she and her husband planned to name Juliet, lacked one of her two X chromosomes – a condition called Turner syndrome, which can cause complications, …

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Global Roundup: Olink publishes an updated genetic atlas of the plasma proteome

Global Roundup: Olink publishes an updated genetic atlas of the plasma proteome

Based in Sweden Olink Holding AB published an article describing the early findings of proteomic research conducted by the British Biobank Pharma Proteomics Project. Article, “Genetic regulation of the human plasma proteome in 54,306 participants of the British Biobank“Was published online at bioRxiv prepress server. UK Biobank is a biomedical database and research resource containing …

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Opinion: Misleading claims about Mom's Organic Market shopping bags mislead shoppers about bee health, the dangers of pesticides and neonicotinoids

Opinion: Misleading claims about Mom’s Organic Market shopping bags mislead shoppers about bee health, the dangers of pesticides and neonicotinoids

I I deliberately don’t avoid organic foods or markets, but I don’t look for them either. Claims that organic foods taste better or are more nutritious are not substantiated and certainly do not justify much higher prices. Mostly I am discouraged by the claim that organic food is pesticide-free, safer and more environmentally friendly. These …

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Genetic diversity of medlar (Eriobotrya japonica) revealed by RAD-Seq SNP markers

Our study analyzed the genetic diversity of 95 cultivars and medlar strains collected from around the world. Based on an analysis of the population structure of 19 Chinese cultivars and strains of RAD-Seq medlar, the province of Hubei in China was proposed as the center of origin of medlar cultivation.6. However, the authors did not …

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Focus on genome: Haliotis cracherodii

Bear deficiency (Haliotis cracherodii) were once abundant in California’s tidal habitats and provided proteins and shells to the indigenous peoples who lived with them for millennia. U.S. commercial fishing initially focused on relatives of herbivorous molluscs, but after declining of these molluscs caused by overfishing, large-scale commercial fishing for black scabbardfish began in 1968, pulling …

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Sequencing of cat genomes could help breed healthier kittens

Sequencing of cat genomes could help breed healthier kittens

Cats do not have perfect genes – our furry cat friends can inherit devastating genetic diseases. Key versions of the disease-causing genes have been discovered with increasing sequencing of the feline genome. And pedigree breeding can exacerbate the genetic problems that cat breeds face. Currently, the largest genetic study of domestic cats to date reveals …

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The Marshfield Clinic is starting to enroll people in the All of Us Research Program in Eau Claire

The Marshfield Clinic is starting to enroll people in the All of Us Research Program in Eau Claire

EAU CLAIRE, Wisconsin (WEAU) – The Marshfield Clinic is looking for people in the Chippewa Valley to take part in a study that one doctor called the largest medical research project since scientists mapped the human genome. The National Institutes of Health research project, known as the All of Us Research Program, seeks to enroll …

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