Getting to the heart of the matter

Genomics heralds a twenty first century paradigm shift for what constitutes healthcare. This week the American Heart Association released a statement saying it set to revolutionise cardiovascular care. &n...

‘Genome surgery is coming’

(USA) The CRISPR gene editing tool has been successfully used by a team from Columbia University to 'restore retinal function' in mice with a degenerative disease. Called retinitis pigmentosa, the Columbi...

EU advances precision medicine plans

A growing number of European countries are signing up to share their genomic data across borders to accelerate the development of precision medicines. Bulgaria is the latest signatory to a declaration asking...

Biopharma deal targets new therapies

UCB has acquired a biotech spin out from Duke University to support its ongoing commitment to develop pioneering new therapies. Global biopharma, UCB, advances new innovations designed to 'transform the live...

New deal strengthens biotech in Africa

Ethiopia is taking strategic steps to grow its biotechnology industry. The Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute (EBTi), which was established in 2016, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) earlier this wee...

Stopping cancer in its tracks

A team of international researchers has identified 27 genes that can help suppress the development of cancer. Made using a new statistical model, the discovery could help advance the development of precision...

App supports ‘consumer genomics’

(USA) What do your genetics say about you? A Japanese startup now working out of the genomics center in Silicon Valley has launched a consumer app to answer that question. The genomic explorer app, from A...

Genomics advances precision medicine

(USA) Advances in genomics are key to unlocking the era of precision medicine. And the institution that pioneered developments in single cell genomics technology, used to 'read the genetic blueprints of c...

Using genomics to grow the economy

(UK) A research collaboration is going to use genomics to help boost one of the UK's most important crops. Teams from Oxford and Edinburgh universities, along with researchers from Forest Research - an ag...

‘The center of the genomics universe’

(USA) California's multi-trillion dollar economy outperforms that of most fully fledged countries. Last year it ranked as the world's sixth largest, according to World Bank GDP statistics. It excels acros...