CRISPR gene editing will be used in living humans to counter aggressive lung cancer

Posted in Medicine on 20th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

It represents the first human trials of the technology with the United States expected to conduct its own cancer fighting trials next year.

Face shape can be determined from the genes

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

Many of the characteristics that make up a person's face, such as nose size and face width, stem from specific genetic variations, reports a team of scientists.

Gene Therapy produces Dopamine in the Brain as path to Parkinsons treatment

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

The Massachusetts company, is testing the idea in Parkinsons patients whove agreed to undergo brain surgery and an injection of new DNA.

Study finds genes linked to depression

Posted in Science on 3rd Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

One study, over a dozen genes that can affect risk.

Ice Bucket Challenge funds gene discovery in ALS (MND) research

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in 2014 has funded an important scientific gene discovery in the progressive neurodegenerative disease ALS, the ALS Association says.