Genomic & Biopharma News

Norgine rejoins ABPI after eight year absence
European specialty group Norgine has renewed its membership with the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry after having cut ties with the organisation in October 2008.
PharmaTimes, 2017-02-16 11:25:34

IBS scientists modify fat content in soybean oil using new CRISPR-Cpf1 technology
A team from the Center for Genome Engineering, within the Institute for Basic Research (IBS), succeeded in editing two genes that contribute to the fat contents of soybean oil using the new CRISPR-Cpf1 technology: an alternative of the more widely used gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9. The results of this new plant gene editing method, applied to soybeans and wild tobacco genes, are published in Nature Communications.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-16 11:13:55

Effects of Deepwater Horizon disaster on fish shed new light on how air pollution affects human hearts
A study by Manchester and Stanford scientists into the effects on fish of a 2010 oil disaster could shed new light on how air pollution affects humans' hearts.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-16 11:06:36

Cofactor Genomics Launches Pinnacle – a CAP-CLIA Certified RNA-Based Oncology Assay
Cofactor Genomics, a software-driven biotechnology company developing unique molecular diagnostics centered on RNA, has launched a clinically-validated oncology assay which provides unique insight into a patient’s cancer profile. The assay, named Cofactor Pinnacle, utilizes the company’s proprietary software technology to compare each patient’s cancer expression profile to Cofactor’s database of thousands of expression profiles from ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-02-16 11:03:14

NHS patients denied access to AbbVie’s Venclyxto
Patients with certain forms of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia are unlikely to get access to AbbVie's Venclyxto on the NHS after cost regulators rejected funding for the drug.
PharmaTimes, 2017-02-16 10:56:58

UNIGE researchers develop new technique to improve diagnosis of genetic diseases
When a child is conceived, he or she receives DNA from both parents. The child's own genome thus consists of a maternal and a paternal genome. However, some genes — about 100 out of the 20,000 encoded genes— are exclusively expressed either from the maternal or from the paternal genome, with the other copy of the gene remaining silent.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-16 10:53:02

Boehringer signs COPD research deal with Weill
Boehringer Ingelheim and Weill Cornell Medicine are working together to identify novel treatment approaches that could halt or even reverse lung tissue damage in coronary obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).
PharmaTimes, 2017-02-16 10:50:49

FDA nod for Valeant’s psoriasis drug
The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a green light for Valeant to market Siliq as a treatment for adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, but with a boxed warning on suicide and a restricted prescriber programme.
PharmaTimes, 2017-02-16 10:46:23

Anxiety or depression may raise risk of wound-related complications after surgery
Patients' mental health may affect their risk of experiencing wound-related complications after surgery, new research indicates.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-16 10:28:22