Health & Disease

ACE2: Genetic clues to COVID-19 infections and treatment

Scientists identify a possible link between genetic variations in the ACE-2 receptor used by coronaviruses to enter cells and susceptibility to COVID-19 infections. Could...

Would a DNA vaccine be able to stand ground against COVID-19?

With so many countries under lockdown, researchers from around the world are racing against time to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. Keeping with our...

Healthy aging using the power of DNA

Researchers publish a reference DNA database for healthy older Australians in an attempt to establish a baseline for healthy aging. The aging population problem Owing...

Genetic testing for diagnosing rare diseases: are we there yet?

With the advances made in next-generation sequencing technologies personalized medicine, caring for patients based on a genetic understanding of their disease, may soon become...

Entering a new-era of gene-editing 

Just over a year ago, the He Jiankui stunned the world with his ‘designer twins,’ world’s first gene-edited babies. Even though his choice to...

Going beyond single gene mutations

Scientists make a DNA breakthrough by using multi-gene test to predict the risk of five diseases. The key to prevention is identifying people who are...

Curing Alzheimer’s

The latest experimental drug BAN2401 likely won’t be the next miracle Alzheimer’s drug. When Biogen and Eisai presented the results of their Phase II...

Gut microbiome and the risk of celiac disease

Can scientists look at changes in your baby’s gut bacteria to predict their risk of celiac disease? The link between the gut microbiome, genes...

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ACE2: Genetic clues to COVID-19 infections and treatment

Scientists identify a possible link between genetic variations in the ACE-2 receptor used by coronaviruses to enter cells and...
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Would a DNA vaccine be able to stand ground against COVID-19?

With so many countries under lockdown, researchers from around the world are racing against time to develop a vaccine...

CRISPR goes mainstream: gene therapy to cure hereditary blindness in patients

In a first of it’s kind trial, scientists deliver CRISPR-Cas9 gene therapy directly into the eye of a patient...

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