The FDA approves the Taiho drug for rare bile duct cancer with a certain genetic signature

A Taiho Oncology drug for bile duct cancer is now approved by the FDA, providing a new treatment option for patients with advanced disease. The regulatory decision makes the Taiho drug the third approved product for such cancers driven by a particular genetic signature, but the manufacturer claims its cancer therapy has an advantage over … Read more

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

Is there gasoline in Florida? Water at Publix? Stock up for the storm

Are Publix and Costco out of the water? Have Florida gas stations dried up? With the increasing drum beat of a hurricane that may be heading towards us, people stocked up on storms on Friday afternoon and evening as the work week ended with the state in the cone. As demand increased, you may have … 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

IBN (InvestorBrandNetwork) announces the latest episode of the Bell2Bell podcast with Dr. Alan Baratz, CEO of D-Wave Quantum Inc.

LOS ANGELES, September 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – via InvestorWire – IBN (InvestorBrandNetwork), a multifaceted communications organization committed to connecting public companies to the investing community, is pleased to announce the release of the latest episode of The Bell2Bell Podcast as part of its continuous effort to provide specialized content distribution through widespread syndication channels. … 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

Plastics linked to rising rates of autism

Air date: week of August 5, 2022 stream / download this segment as an MP3 file Scientists, doctors and activists are calling for more autism studies that look at both genetics and toxic chemicals. (Photo: The Focal Project, Flickr, CC BY NC 2.0) The CDC reports that 1 in 44 children are currently identified with … Read more