Life Science

More on genome improvement

NY Times asks: “Should We Improve Our Genome?” Issues and anxieties.

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Booster Shot against Cancer

Innovation: Booster Shot against Cancer Update on cancer vaccines.

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For you science freaks

Let me plug it again: the Scientific American July issue article, “Untangling the Roots of Cancer,” a must-read for anyone interested in the biological processes of cancer. The article describes three new hypotheses about processes that go on in the nuclei of cells that may be part of the genomic and chromosomal changes that lead to cancer and drug resistance. ...

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Debate on personal medicine gets, er, personal

Evidently the new FDA guidelines about moving toward using genetic profile data to differentiate drug development and prescription has kicked-off some heated discussion. A Forbes article describes a debate between a cardiologist and a drug company exec that got pretty ardent. The cardiologist said genetics-based diagnostics will be important in medicine, and the pharma exec said it won’t happen because ...

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