CRISPR- a New Tool for DNA Editing

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CRISPR – a powerful DNA editing technology has been named Science magazine’s 2015 “Breakthrough of the Year.” If you haven’t already heard of it, it’s a good time to do some web surfing, because CRISPR, short for clustered regularly-interspaced short palindromic repeats, is predicted to change the face of medicine and, some say, “the world… Read more »

Biota Medicine

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A microbiota is a collection of microbial species that form a community. A microbiome is the collection of genes present in the genomes of that community. I was first introduced to the subject of micobiota at a conference on Digestive Diseases in 2010 during which one of the speakers presented some of the early findings… Read more »

Gene Therapy

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Of the dozens of conferences we cover each year, almost all have at least one presentation on the potential of gene therapy, regardless of the conference topic. Gene therapy is being studied to correct immunodeficiency diseases, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and a myriad of other conditions. While many gene therapy clinical trials are currently under… Read more »