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Dubai to Open UAE's First Robotic Biobank in 2023 to boost Medical Research and New Discoveries

Dubai to Open UAE’s First Robotic Biobank in 2023 to Boost Medical Research and...

Al Jalila Foundation, a member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced that it will establish the UAE’s first robotic biobank, in partnership with the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) and...
Frozen sperm biobank: A new long-term and cost-effective model could help save endangered koalas species

Frozen Sperm Biobank: A New Long-term and Cost-effective Model Could Help Save Endangered Koalas...

Biobanking and assisted reproduction could become a reality for koalas by leveraging the existing technology used to help humans conceive. A detailed model, published today in the international journal Animals, reveals this would significantly help captive breeding programs to retain genetic diversity,...

Large Study on Mental Health Genetics Launched by Estonian Biobank

Nearly every second individual is affected by a mental health problem in their lifetime, but the exact mechanisms causing these problems remain unclear. To bring more clarity to the field of mental health, the Estonian Biobank at the University...

Glaucoma And Brain Degeneration Linked In People With African Ancestry

A global research team led by scientists from Singapore and the United States has discovered new evidence that there is an underlying link between degeneration of the eye and brain. They found that genetic variation at a beta-amyloid gene was significantly associated...

The Ulysses Genome Project: An Inclusive Mediterranean Genome Reference Of 100,000 Individuals

Leading DNA sequencing company Dante Labs has announced its new Mediterranean Genome Project, Ulysses, which will sequence 100,000 human whole genomes in the next 3 years. Founded in 2016, based in Italy and the US, Dante Labs’ vision is to make advanced genomics...

New England Biolabs® Launches Sequence-Based Genotyping For Agricultural Biotech Applications

New England Biolabs (NEB®) has launched the NEBNext Direct Genotyping Solution, representing the first capture-based approach for high-throughput genotyping for a wide variety of applications in Agricultural Biotechnology (AgBio). The approach may also be attractive for uses in human and animal genotyping, including...

Alnylam Link Transthyretin (TTR) Gene Mutation V122I To A Clinical Diagnosis Of Polyneuropathy

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the leading RNAi therapeutics company, presented new results from an analysis of the UK Biobank – a prospective cohort study with genetic, physical, and health data on approximately 500,000 individuals across the United Kingdom – demonstrating a significant association of...

Free Testing Program For Rare Genetic Disorders Of Obesity Launched By Rhythm Pharmaceuticals

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for the treatment of rare genetic disorders of obesity, today announced the launch of Uncovering Rare Obesity, a free genetic testing program that may help determine if individuals have...

National Cancer Institute Awards $457,660 For Hereditary Breast Cancer Research In African Americans

Heather Ochs-Balcom, PhD, an associate professor of epidemiology and environmental health in University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions, was awarded an $457,660 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to extend...

Basic Research And Treatment Strategies For Hereditary Aggrecan Deficiency Awarded

Recently, an international team of researchers received the 2019 Human Growth Award at the Pediatric Endocrine Society's Annual Meeting for their abstract, entitled "Clinical Characterization and Trial of Growth Hormone in Patients with Aggrecan Deficiency: 6 Month Data," and presented this at the...

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