Genomics investing 101
When a scientist thinks about genomics, some of the first things that come to her mind may be genome sequencing, CRISPR, even direct-to-consumer ancestry DNA tests. But run this same question by a Wall Street analyst and you will find...
-By Gergana Koleva | January 20, 2020
The Myth Slayers
By now, most of us have read the stories about the upheaval DNA testing can cause by exposing unwanted pregnancies, extramarital affairs and secret adoptions. What is often less appreciated is how it is upending scholars’ understanding of human history...
-By Charlie Lunan | December 1, 2019
“Woke science” in the genomics era
Dr Keolu Fox stresses that we must see Indigenous groups as research partners, not guinea pigs. Scientists do not have the best reputation for being sensitive to different cultures and recognising injustice; in the ever-moving era of genomics, how will...
-By Kathryn McLaughlin | November 15, 2019
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The naked mole rat and its surprising contributions to research

- By Kathryn McLaughlin | February 5, 2020
The naked mole rat is a burrowing mammal with a distinctive appearance. It’s pink, hairless, and wrinkly body complete with whiskers and protruding teeth really are a site to behold. While their appearance has drawn some rather unfavorable comparisons (such...

CAR-T therapy: fighting fire with a flood

- By Kathryn McLaughlin | December 16, 2019
The body’s own immune system has an important role in battling cancer, and it is no surprise that scientists are exploiting that feature to fight tumor cells. This specialized type of oncology is called cancer immunotherapy (or sometimes immuno-oncology) and...

Precision medicine for the masses: CAR-T as a real-time use case

- By Gergana Koleva | December 3, 2019
High expectations, mounting interest by pharma and biotech investors, growing focus on value, and occasionally breathless news reporting. These are some of the artefacts that surround fast-moving developments in the fields of precision medicine, immunotherapy, and cell and gene therapies....
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The naked mole rat and its surprising...

The naked mole rat is a burrowing mammal with a distinctive appearance. It’s pink, hairless, and wrinkly body complete with...

Genomics investing 101

When a scientist thinks about genomics, some of the first things that come to her mind may be genome sequencing,...

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