The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine Releases Statement of Principles on Genome Editing

The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM), the international advocacy organization representing the cell and gene therapy and broader regenerative medicine sector, today released a Therapeutic Developers’ Statement of Principles, setting forth a bioethical framework for the use of gene editing in therapeutic applications. The statement, developed by ARM’s Gene Editing Task Force and signed by

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Adoptive cell therapy using engineered natural killer cells

The generation of autologous T cells expressing a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) have revolutionized the field of adoptive cellular therapy. CAR-T cells directed against CD19 have resulted in remarkable clinical responses in patients affected by B-lymphoid malignancies. However, the production of allogeneic CAR-T cells products remains expensive and clinically challenging. Moreover, the toxicity profile of

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Promising Gene Replacement Therapy for Niemann-Pick type A disease Moves Forward At Ohio State

Research led by Dr. Krystof Bankiewicz, who recently joined The Ohio State University College of Medicine, shows that gene replacement therapy for Niemann-Pick type A disease is safe for use in nonhuman primates and has therapeutic effects in mice. These research findings are published online in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Prior to joining Ohio State as a professor

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MAPPING EYE DISEASE

Researchers have created the world’s most detailed atlas of the genetic code of the human retina, and it could help treat and prevent blindness The transcriptome of human neural retina at a single‐cell level defines the gene expression profile in major cell types in the neural retina and can be used as a benchmark to

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Study Reveals Key Differences Between Three Frontline Breast Cancer Drugs

Source Harvard Medical School The findings of a new Harvard Medical School study suggest important differences between three frontline drugs used to treat advanced breast cancer. The researcher’s findings were published in Cell Chemical Biology. The three CDK4/6 inhibitors, abemaciclib, palbociclib, and ribociclib have exhibited exceptional efficacy in hindering breast tumor growth, improving survival rates and prompting FDA approval.

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Deep learning enables scientists to identify cancer cells in blood in milliseconds

Technique could allow cells to be extracted in real time, help prevent cancer from spreading Researchers at UCLA and NantWorks have developed an artificial intelligence-powered device that detects cancer cells in a few milliseconds — hundreds of times faster than previous methods. With that speed, the invention could make it possible to extract cancer cells from blood immediately after

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