muscular dystrophy PerkinElmer Newborn Screening Assay Receives CE-IVD Mark The company's Eonis assay, which leverages RT-PCR technology, can be used to simultaneously tests for SMA, SCID, and XLA in newborns. CureDuchenne, UC Irvine, RUCDR Partner on Muscular Dystrophy Biobank The project will provide approved researchers with access to samples and deidentified data collected from volunteer patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. FDA Awards $2.4M to Vanderbilt Researcher for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Biomarker Study Hallmarks of the genetic disease, which can result in life-threatening cardiac complications, include progressive weakness and loss of heart muscle. Sanofi Genzyme, PerkinElmer Launch Free Dx Program for Patients With Lysosomal Storage Disorders The Lantern Project will screen for patients who may be suffering from Gaucher disease, Fabry disease, Pompe disease, MPS I, or ASMD, and offer confirmatory DNA testing. PerkinElmer To Provide Genetic Testing for Decode Duchenne Program The effort, sponsored by two therapeutics companies, is providing no-cost genetic testing and counseling for people with Duchenne who otherwise couldn't afford it. Feb 1, 2018 New CRISPR-Based Myoediting Technique Simplifies Correction of DMD Mutations Dec 7, 2017 Researchers Use CRISPR to Epigenetically Alter Disease Phenotypes in Mice Oct 19, 2017 Genomic Vision, AmCare Genomics Ink Deal to Distribute Muscular Dystrophy Assay in China Apr 19, 2017 Tissue-Specific Transcriptome Used to Enhance Exome-, Genome-Based Dystrophy Diagnoses Feb 27, 2017 Gene-Editing Startup Exonics Therapeutics Receives $5M From CureDuchenne Ventures Jan 30, 2017 Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Funds $250K CRISPR Grant for UT-Southwestern Jan 10, 2017 Absence of Nose, Adult Muscular Dystrophy Linked to Mutations in SMCHD1 Gene Oct 31, 2016 BioNano Genomics Pushing Genome Mapping Technology Into Human Research Market Premium Jul 26, 2016 UCLA Lands $2.2M CIRM Grant for CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing of DMD Mutations Jun 8, 2016 CRISPR Therapeutics Inks Licensing, Collaboration Deal With Anagenesis Biotechnologies Apr 20, 2016 Laminopathies Might Be Epigenetic Disorders, Researchers Suggest Mar 11, 2016 Emory Researcher Describes Search for Multigenic Forms of Muscular Dystrophy At ACMG Feb 4, 2016 Look for CRISPR/Cas9 to Treat Eye Diseases First, Scientists Say Jan 4, 2016 In Three Studies, CRISPR Effective in Improving Symptoms of Mice With Muscular Dystrophy Dec 11, 2015 Sick Kids Researchers Use CRISPR/Cas9 to Remove Duplications in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy May 26, 2015 Researchers ID Nearly Four Dozen Proteins Whose Levels Vary in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Sep 30, 2014 Foundation Consortium Launches Program to Provide Free Genetic Testing for MD Patients Aug 14, 2014 Using Genome Editing Approach, Researchers Prevent Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Mouse Model Dec 4, 2013 Cellular Dynamics, Jain Foundation Ink Stem Cell Line Deal Oct 16, 2013 PROOF, MRM Proteomics Collaborating with Jain Foundation on Muscular Dystrophy Markers Load More Breaking News Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project BGI Americas Collaborating With Champions Oncology on Proteomic Cancer Research Personal Genome Diagnostics Inks Cancer Genomic Profiling Deal with Duke University Health System The Scan Missed Early Cases A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports. Limited Journal Editor Diversity A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.