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Subset of Stem Cells Identified as Source for All Cells in Blood and Immune Systems

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have identified a specific subset of adult blood stem cells that is exclusively responsible for repopulating the entire blood and immune system after a transplant. The discovery, to be published Nov. 1 in Science Translational Medicine, has the potential to revolutionize blood stem cell transplantation as well as the

November 16th, 2017|Categories: General News|Tags: , |

Genome Therapy Could Lead to New Treatment for Life-threatening Blood Disorders

by University of New South Wales   Genome therapy with beneficial natural mutation could lead to new treatment for life-threatening blood disorders By introducing a beneficial natural mutation into blood cells using the gene-editing technique CRISPR, a UNSW Sydney-led team of scientists has been able to switch on production of foetal haemoglobin - an advance

$10 million DNA sequencing effort aims to shed light on lung diseases

Research is part of national project to understand genetic roots of heart, lung, blood, sleep disorders by Julia Evangelou Strait Washington University’s McDonnell Genome Institute has received $10 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to sequence the DNA of people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, in an effort to identify the genetic

Liquid Biopsies: Too Soon for Cancer Detection

While the idea of using a drop of blood to detect an occult cancer is still elusive, use of so-called liquid biopsies for cancer screening is at least a little closer to reality with the development of a new high-intensity genomic sequencing approach outlined here at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2017 Annual

June 15th, 2017|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , , |