sickle cell anemia Fetal Hemoglobin Gene Regulation Study Points to Potential Therapeutic Targets Regulatory elements revealed in the study could potentially be targeted by base editors to treat conditions like sickle cell disease. At ESHG, Researchers Present New Noninvasive Prenatal Tests, Disease Recurrence Risk Study Scientists from the UK and China discussed two new NIPTs that include single-gene disorders and a study to estimate disease recurrence risk in families. BillionToOne to Launch Noninvasive Prenatal Screening Test; Plans Liquid Biopsy Products Premium The California startup is about to launch its first product, a noninvasive prenatal screening test for recessive single-gene disorders called Unity. Q&A: Andreessen Horowitz's Jorge Conde Discusses Power of Meshing Biology and Engineering Premium The former cofounder of Knome believes that the future of precision medicine lies in our ability to program living things to act as medicines. Horizon Discovery, Rutgers Collaborate to Commercialize CRISPR Base Editing Technology The partners are planning to integrate the technology into Horizon's research tools and services and to develop it for applications in cell therapeutics. Aug 7, 2018 Shivom, eMQT Partner on Sickle-Cell Disease Sequencing in Sub-Saharan Africa Apr 23, 2018 Sickle Cell Trait May Not Boost Risk of Stroke for African Americans Mar 8, 2018 Sickle Cell Origins Unraveled From Contemporary Genome Sequences Nov 15, 2017 Senate Committee Holds Hearing on CRISPR Science, Ethical Concerns, Regulatory Approaches Oct 13, 2016 CRISPR Editing of Hemoglobin Gene Shows Utility of Ribonucleoproteins in Hematopoetic Stem Cells Aug 15, 2016 St. Jude Study Reshapes Hemoglobin Genetic Disorders With CRISPR/Cas9 Editing Oct 26, 2015 CRISPR Therapeutics, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Ink $105M Collaboration Deal Sep 16, 2015 Dana-Farber Researchers Use Gene Editing to Short-Circuit Sickle Cell Disease Jul 27, 2015 Institute Launches to Match Patients With Most Appropriate Drugs Mar 10, 2015 UW, Bloodworks Northwest Team Designs NGS-based Blood Typing Panel Premium Dec 9, 2011 King's College Spinoff Using MRM-MS for Hemoglobin Screening, Aims to Offer DTC Proteomics Testing Premium May 1, 2009 The Next Generation Premium Mar 9, 2009 Around the Regions: March 9, 2009 Premium Breaking News In Brief This Week: Veracyte, Danaher, Chembio Diagnostics, and More Decode Genetics Plasma Proteome Study Improves Understanding of Disease Pathogenesis Euformatics Gains CE-IVD Mark for OmnomicsNGS People in the News: New Appointments at SomaLogic, 23andMe, Pacific Biosciences, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: GenDx, Eurofins Technologies, Codex DNA, More Variant Identified in Amish Population Appears to Protect From Cardiovascular Disease The Scan Steps for Quick Review The US Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the quick review of drugs and vaccines for the Omicron variant, according to the Wall Street Journal. Moving Away From Using Term 'Race' A new analysis finds that geneticists are using the term "race" in their papers less than in years past, as Science reports. Point of the Program The Guardian writes that some scientists have called the design of a UK newborn sequencing program into question. Science Papers Present Multi-Omic Analysis of Lung Cells, Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation In Science this week: a multi-omic analysis of lung cells focuses on RIT1-regulated pathways, and more.