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Latest in Genetics

Here's Why People Think They Developed Food Allergies

Survey finds that 13% thought genetics were responsible, 27% blamed eating behaviors

Nov 16, 2023
Promising Debut for CRISPR Gene Editing Therapy for LDL Lowering

Preliminary data support concept of "molecular surgery" on PCSK9 gene

Nov 12, 2023
Zoonotic Spillovers; DNA and RNA Testing for Cancer Risk

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Nov 11, 2023
First Treatment Approved for Genetic Clotting Disorder

Adzynma indicated as prophylactic or on-demand enzyme replacement therapy in cTTP

Nov 10, 2023
Zoonotic Spillovers; DNA and RNA Testing for Cancer Risk

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First Treatment Approved for Genetic Clotting Disorder

Adzynma indicated as prophylactic or on-demand enzyme replacement therapy in cTTP

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Opinion
Moving Beyond the 'Angelina Jolie Effect' to Address Cancer Disparities

A "local heroes effect" can better reach communities of color

Nov 09, 2023
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Potential Cure for Sickle Cell Clears Hurdle for Approval

FDA advisors suggest the benefits of gene therapy outweigh risks of off-target editing

Oct 31, 2023
FDA ADCOMM exagamglogene autotemcel (exa-cel) over a computer rendering of sickle cells in the bloodstream.
Quick Genetic Test Offers Hope for Sick, Undiagnosed Kids, but Few Insurers Cover It

Test can "change the trajectory of these children's diseases"

Oct 29, 2023
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FDA Turns Down ATTR Cardiomyopathy Drug

Decision cites insufficient evidence of clinical meaningfulness

Oct 09, 2023
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In BRCA Breast Cancer, Prophylactic Salpingo-Oophorectomy Tied to Better Survival

PSO should be performed early, particularly for those with the BRCA1 variant, researchers say

Oct 04, 2023
A computer rendering of the female reproductive system in the pelvis.
FDA Greenlights Test for Cancer-Predisposing Genetic Mutations

First-of-its-kind DNA test achieved 99% accuracy for variants in dozens of genes

Oct 03, 2023
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FDA OKs Another Injectable for Rare Kidney Disorder

Nedosiran approved for patients ages 9 years and older with primary hyperoxaluria type 1

Oct 02, 2023
FDA APPROVED nedosiran (Rivfloza) over a computer rendering of a transparent kidney with kidney stones.
New Option OK'd for Pompe Disease

FDA approves two-component therapy for patients not improving on enzyme replacement therapy

Sep 29, 2023
FDA APPROVED cipaglucosidase alfa (Pombiliti) plus miglustat (Opfolda) over a muscle biopsy showing accumulation of glycogen.
Huntington's Disease More Severe in Black Patients at Baseline

Outreach to families of minority patients may help identify genetic disorder

Sep 14, 2023
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FDA Panel Reluctantly Backs Patisiran for ATTR Cardiomyopathy

Clinical meaningfulness is a different question, however

Sep 13, 2023
FDA ADCOMM patisiran (Onpattro) over a medical illustration of cardiomyopathy over a microscopy of heart amyloid deposits
Some Sinus Relief for Cystic Fibrosis Patients on Trikafta

Lung function, BMI, bacterial swabs, sweat chloride levels also improved

Sep 11, 2023
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Rapid Genome Sequencing in Infants With Epilepsy Shows Immediate Benefit

Pilot study suggests early testing for seizures, regardless of treatment setting

Sep 07, 2023
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Ultra-Rare Immune System Disease Gets First FDA-Approved Treatment

Pozelimab reduced hospitalizations, albumin transfusions in CHAPLE disease patients

Aug 18, 2023
FDA APPROVED pozelimab (Veopoz) over a micrograph of the intestinal tissue of a child with CHAPLE disease.
Gene Therapy Promising for Rare Jaundice Syndrome

Early-phase data suggest a dose that can keep bilirubin in check without hours of phototherapy

Aug 16, 2023
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