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Battle of the Biobanks

May 15, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Eric Dishman
Biobanks seem to be the “in thing.” The Department of Veterans Affairs has its “Million Veterans” program; Geisinger Health [MORE]

Predictive Pediatric Screening for Childhood Diseases

April 17, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Testing for Childhood Diseases
Sema4 (Stamford, CT; a startup from NYC’s Mount Sinai Health System, is now marketing a home [MORE]

Kaiser Permanente’s Research Biobank Is Currently Largest (Non-Governmental) in the US

December 19, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Research Biorepository Kaiser Permanente
This piece should be read with an eye to the previous story about hacking DNA sequencers. The [MORE]

Perspective on DNA Sequencing

December 12, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA 3D Model
Keep in mind that the Human Genome Project completed its “rough draft” only a dozen years ago; since [MORE]

A Cancer Pathology Gene Atlas

October 31, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

New Pathology Atlas Launched
Quoting directly: “A new Pathology Atlas has been launched with an analysis of all human genes in [MORE]

Long Read Sequencing

August 15, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Sequencing
Carney complex is a rare genetic disease that presents multiple benign tumors in the heart, skin and other tissues [MORE]

Engineered Human Colon Organoids

August 1, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Colon
In mice studies, researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital have begun to reveal the cellular signals that give rise to the [MORE]

“MyBabyGenome” @ $1,500

August 1, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Whole Genome Sequencing
To the number of medical procedures that cost about $1,500, like extracting and storing umbilical cord blood, and [MORE]

DNA Methylation in Pediatric Bone Cancer

March 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ewing Sarcoma
A prevailing theory in cancers’ origins is that, over time, cells accumulate enough DNA damage that result in uncontrolled [MORE]

Genetic “Fingerprint” of Prostate Cancer

February 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA
About a third of men who are successfully treated (surgery and radiation) for localized prostate cancer still go on to [MORE]

Gene Therapy’s Breakout

February 7, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

CRISPR-Cas9 Mode of Action
September 14, 1990 was the first FDA approved human clinical trial for gene therapy. The patient, then [MORE]

Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance

December 20, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Double-Stranded RNA
Geneticists who study Thoroughbred horses, looking for inheritance patterns of athleticism, have long noticed something called “the Grand Sire [MORE]

Molecular Autopsy

December 13, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

In a nation of 323 million, sudden death of 11,000 people a year is a relatively small toll. According to [MORE]

The Genetics Behind Prions

March 22, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

This piece is a touching story about young husband and wife researchers at the Broad Institute working on the genetics [MORE]