Posts tagged “Genomics”

Updated September 11

Premium Lock NC caviar: Marine Bio-Tech Center drives coastal innovation (+ video)

Sturgeon caviar is the very definition of a classy and often pricey delicacy, usually imported. Now it's being farmed at North Carolina advanced technology aquaculture sites. Marine biotech is a big deal on the East Coast, with extensive university research facilities and evolving and innovative startups that offer advances in seafood production, medical advances, and even homeland security solutions.

August 4

Premium Lock CRISPR - End to genetic disease? Plus: What is gene editing

Scientists are getting one step closer to snipping inherited genetic diseases out of human offspring using a gene-editing technique called CRISPR. Plus: What is gene editing and how does it work? And: What's NCSU's link to CRISPR?

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July 27

Premium Lock In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos

DNA        For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases.

July 27

Premium Lock Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint

DNA Scientists have long been able to make specific changes in the DNA code. Now, they're taking the more radical step of starting over, and building redesigned life forms from scratch.

July 24

Premium Lock NCSU researchers find corn gene conferring resistance to multiple plant leaf diseases

Agbio Researchers at North Carolina State University have found a specific gene in corn that appears to be associated with resistance to two and possibly three different plant leaf diseases.

July 6

Premium Lock NCSU researchers optimize DNA self-assembly technology

A simulation snapshot of the molecular dynamics of DNA strands. What does the fairy tale, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" have to to with DNA and biotechnology?

Updated June 14

Premium Lock LabCorp's Covance to open 37,000 SF lab in Morrisville targeting precision medicine, will likely add jobs

LabCorp    LabCorp's Covance Drug Development group will open a diagnostics lab in Morrisville that will focus on development of precision medicines. Plus: What the lab will include.

June 13

Premium Lock New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs

Cancer research  Immune therapy is the hottest trend in cancer care and this is its next frontier -- creating "living drugs" that grow inside the body into an army that seeks and destroys tumors.

May 22

Premium Lock The Human Future: Evolution inside the genome revolution

We learned a lot from the first genetics revolution, the sequencing of the entire human genome from 1997-2003. But what's exciting now in the field is the new technology that allows changing the genome in very precise ways, says Charlie Gersbach, a Duke department of biomedical engineering professor.

March 29

Premium Lock Report: NC life science sector employs 63,000, has $86B economic impact

The numbers continue to climb for North Carolina's life science sector, bringing new companies, high-paying jobs and opportunity statewide, according to a new report.

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March 19

Premium Lock NC State scientist Sederoff receives international prize for genetics work

Ron Sederoff Ron Sederoff, an NC State forestry professor and pioneering molecular geneticist, has won the 2017 Marcus Wallenberg Foundation Prize, an international award for scientific achievements in fields important to forestry.

February 28

Premium Lock Pfizer commits $4M to NC Biotechnology Center gene therapy fellowship program

Pfizer The new program, to be managed by NCBiotech, will support distinguished postdoctoral fellowships in North Carolina university research laboratories providing advanced scientific training in gene therapy-related research.

January 26

Premium Lock Metabolon expands management team with CMO

Metabolon, the RTP-based life science company focusing on the science of metabolomics, is expanding its management team with a new chief medical officer. The firm also promotes an exec to CFO.

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January 17

Premium Lock UNC, consortium to explore genome sequencing for newborns

DNA        Are you ready to explore baby's genome? UNC clinical geneticists are part of a national consortium of researchers studying the ins and outs of genome sequencing for newborn health screenings and beyond.

October 21, 2016

Premium Lock Expert says: Consumers need shared values, not science and data

Charlie Arnot talks values at AgBiotech Summit. Many biotech companies may be trying to create consumer acceptance and trust for products such as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and other new technologies the wrong way.

Updated October 19, 2016

Premium Lock Brands go for top domain names; voice recognition breakthrough, and you may be in a perpetual police photo lineup

Bulldog In todays update of technology news: Brands turning to top domain names led by Google; Microsoft makes voice recognition breakthrough; and you may be in a perpetual police photo llineup.

October 19, 2016

Premium Lock Agbio: Not all food tech engenders fears

Josip Simunovic, Ph.D, talks about the food preservation system developed by his company, Aseptia. -- Sandalfoot Photography photo Some genetically engineered foods such as White Russet potatoes and Arctic apples that don't brown remain controversial. But not all food technology innovations discussed at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center's AgBiotech Summit 2016 earlier this month engender social fears.

October 4, 2016

Premium Lock Inside Charlotte startups: SoyMeds could change vaccine delivery

Charlotte's entrepreneurial community is growing far beyond a traditional reliance on the Queen City's financial industry. An example is agbio statrtup Soymeds. This is the first in a series of exclusive interviews about Charlotte startups.

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