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New gene therapy approaches are increasingly being explored to treat sickle cell disease, but Nature News writes that many new gene therapies have come with price tags that may be unaffordable for many patients, especially in regions of Africa, the Caribbean, and India where the condition is more common.

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A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.

US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.

Aug
24
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Genecentric

This webinar, Part 1 of the “Advances in RNA-based Biomarker Development for Precision Oncology” webinar series sponsored by GeneCentric Therapeutics, will discuss how gene expression signatures can accelerate (and rehabilitate) drug programs, define targeted patient populations, expand drug indications, and improve clinical success.

Aug
27
Sponsored by
Cellecta

Over 70 percent of breast cancers are estrogen receptor positive and are treated with endocrine therapy.

Sep
09
Sponsored by
10x Genomics

Recent advances in spatially resolved transcriptomics have greatly expanded the knowledge of complex multicellular biological systems. 

Sep
10
Sponsored by
Genecentric

This webinar, Part 2 of the “Advances in RNA-based Biomarker Development for Precision Oncology” webinar series sponsored by GeneCentric Therapeutics, will focus on the development of RNA-based companion diagnostics for oncology.