A study in Science shed new light on the global epidemic obesity by evaluating nearly 650,000 exomes from the United Kingdom, United States and Mexico and identifying those with strong implications for body mass or obesity.

Researchers with the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, led by Carl June, published results from the first U.S. Phase I trial of CRISPR-Cas9-edited T-cells in humans with advanced cancer.

The advent of increasingly more mainstream and affordable genetic testing enables powerful genetic research – but that power is directly associated with the strength and diversity of the database of genetic information available.

Alphabet’s venture capital arm GV led a $58.5 million investment to launch Verve Therapeutics, a new biotech focused on developing therapies that edit the human genome to treat heart diseases.

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The return on R&D investment for leading biopharmaceutical manufacturers fell to a nine-year low while the U.S. FDA approved a record-breaking amount of novel medicines during 2018.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced a collaboration with rival drugmakers that will speed its effort to collect genetic information on 500,000 people in the UK Biobank database, a project the company believes could help accelerate new drug discovery and improve approval success rates.

AstraZeneca is diving into the world of proteins secreted by cells – collectively known as the secretome – in the hunt for new drugs and better “cell factories” for making biotech medicines.   The so-called secretome accounts for around one third of human proteins and the idea of mapping them all follows the decoding of […]