Prime Medicine spells out IPO plans for “word processor” or gene editing

Gene editing research is looking for more precise approaches, with the goal of avoiding off-target changes that cause problems in other parts of the genome. Prime Medicine aims to offer that precision along with the potential to address a wider range of genetic diseases. Biotechnology has yet to test this technology on patients, but it … Read more

Rejuvenate Bio CEO Highlights Ambitious Approach of Using Gene Therapy to Reverse Aging

Rejuvenate Bio is a gene therapy startup looking to reverse aging. In response to emailed questions, CEO and co-founder Daniel Oliver talked about how he and his co-founder started the company and their vision for treatment. age-related conditions. Why did you start this company? The idea was born in George Church’s laboratory at Harvard Medical … Read more

Transparency of laboratory testing will improve patient care and reduce costs

The need for understandable and transparent pricing for medical services in the United States has increased urgently with the continued rise in out-of-pocket healthcare costs. Americans are delaying health care because they are unsure of the cost or cannot afford it. A recent Willis Tower Watson (WTW) survey of 9,600 U.S. workers showed that 4 … Read more

These 3 equity sectors could be the place to be even if the market “turns bearish at the end of the world”.

While stocks seem poised to try again for a post-Powell recovery, caution is in the air, with some big banks preaching. No doubt some might look even closer, when larger institutional traders could potentially return from the holidays to scale the market after that Fed hawkish blow. Our call of the day states that as … Read more

Scientists create a mouse embryo from stem cells, no sperm or eggs are needed

A comparison between a natural (top) and synthetic (bottom) mouse embryo, showing similar brain and heart formation. Photo: Amadei and Handford Scientists in the UK claim they have accomplished a feat of genetic engineering: to create a “synthetic” mouse embryo without the need for eggs or sperm. The embryos, on the other hand, were created … Read more

Opinion: Now that the S&P 500 looks overbought, see what happens to this downtrend line that defines the bear market

The S&P 500 index extended its gains, as we expected after last week’s breakout on the resistance at 4170. The target was the declining 200-day moving average, which is currently at around 4325. The S&P SPX has “touched” that 200-day MA this week. Furthermore, the downtrend line that defines this bear market (blue line in … Read more

New startup Versant Ventures has no guts for next-generation gene delivery

One of the reasons engineered viruses are used to deliver genetic medicines is that viruses are very good at penetrating cells. But the adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) used today have drawbacks. They have a limited genetic load capacity. Circulating in the body, they preferentially go to certain tissues or away from others. These viruses can also … Read more

Mitochondrial DNA mutations associated with heart disease risk: research

In a recent study, researchers discovered how mitochondrial function and dysfunction play critical roles in numerous diseases and even aging. In a new study published in the online issue of Immunity, scientists from the San Diego School of Medicine at the University of California and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies report a surprising link … Read more