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Shire Reports Positive Results From First of Three Phase III Trials of velaglucerase alfa for Type 1 Gaucher Disease and Provides Important Updates on Interactions With FDA

... said Sylvie Gregoire, President of Shire Human genetic Therapies. "This data are consistent with those ... involvement. It is also the most common genetic disease affecting Ashkenazi Jewish people ... enzyme deficiency in the body, caused by a genetic mutation received from both parents. The disease ...

Researchers Create First Targeted Knockout Rats Using Zinc Finger Nuclease Technology

... also carried the modifications, demonstrating the genetic changes were permanent and heritable. Together, ... subjects for modeling human diseases. Extensive genetic characterization has revealed that approximately ... that has the potential to revolutionize genetic engineering of animals." "We have ...

Shire Receives Fast Track Designation for velaglucerase alfa for Gaucher Disease

... involvement. It is also the most common genetic disease affecting Ashkenazi Jewish people ... enzyme deficiency in the body, caused by a genetic mutation received from both parents. The disease ... deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), human genetic therapies (HGT) and gastrointestinal ...

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Earliest Evidence of Memory Decline in Middle-Aged People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

... Medicine suggests that the carriers of a common genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease begin to have ... copy and no copies of the APOE e4 gene, the major genetic risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease at ... groups of people at these three levels of genetic risk starting between ages 55 and 60, years ...

Shire has Filed a Treatment Protocol for Velaglucerase Alfa for Gaucher Disease

... involvement. It is also the most common genetic disease affecting Ashkenazi Jewish people ... enzyme deficiency in the body, caused by a genetic mutation received from both parents. The disease ... deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), human genetic therapies (HGT) and gastrointestinal ...

deCODE-led Megastudy Finds New Genetic Clues to Causes of Schizophrenia

... variants may well carry a significant part of the genetic risk of schizophrenia, so our next task is to use ... Maximilians University and GlaxoSmithKline's genetic Research Center in Munich, the University ... and new focused disease scans, integrating the genetic variants included in these tests and those linked ...

More Gene Mutations Linked to Autism Risk

... --Combination of Inherited and New genetic Mutations Acting Together-- PHILADELPHIA, ... institutions. This study identified 27 different genetic regions where rare copy number variations - ... controls. The complex combination of multiple genetic duplications and deletions is thought to ...

Amicus Therapeutics Commences Phase 3 Trial Evaluating Amigal(TM) for the Treatment of Fabry Disease

... Update Amicus and its partner, Shire Human genetic Therapies, Inc. (Shire HGT), have completed a ... a lysosomal storage disorder caused by inherited genetic mutations in the GLA gene, which result in ... into a strategic collaboration with Shire Human genetic Therapies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ...

Inspiration for 'My Sister's Keeper' Speaks Out

... embryo that met two criteria: it didn't carry the genetic abnormality that would cause Fanconi Anemia (FA), an often-fatal genetic disease, and it was a tissue match for Molly Nash ... were the first couple to use Preimplantation genetic Diagnosis (PGD) to create an embryo that could ...

Value of Genetic Testing for Preventing Blood Clots Unproven, According to New AHRQ Study

... there is insufficient evidence to conclude that genetic testing for two gene mutations in adults with a ... of JAMA , also failed to find any benefit from genetic testing of family members of patients who have at ... in 2006, and 20,000 died as a result. "While genetic testing shows great promise to improve treatment ...

Prometheus Announces New Findings Regarding Patients at Risk for Celiac Disease at DDW

... the detection of Crohn's disease and particular genetic markers in patients at risk for celiac disease. ... of Health research funding and widely-available genetic and blood tests for highly-specific antibodies. ... IBD has no known cause, there is a presumed genetic component to susceptibility. It is estimated that ...

Mayo Researchers Help Discover Genetic Cause for Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

... Minn., through its Primary Biliary Cirrhosis genetic Epidemiology Research Resource. This resource ... the statistical analysis of the study. The genetic link to primary biliary cirrhosis has been ... designed a three-phase study to identify genetic markers associated with the disease. In phase ...

Mutant Genes in High-Risk Childhood Leukemias Identified

... because they arise from different, unidentified genetic mutations. Discovery of the mutations was ... The new study builds on the researchers' previous genetic analysis of the leukemic cells from pediatric ALL ... Thus, the researchers began to analyze the genetic sequences of many kinases known to be components ...

Creighton Medical Laboratories First to Offer New Cancer Test

... karyotyping is a 21st century spin on older genetic testing methods that have helped guide patient ... at Creighton Medical Laboratories. "We can detect genetic abnormalities that previously would have been ... Creighton allows the detection of a very common genetic abnormality or lesion in cancer cells - called ...

New Analysis Evaluated Impact of Genetic Variation on Response to Prasugrel

... versus 9.8 percent (N=1048) in patients without a genetic variant (P=0.27). In addition, the rate of stent ... or minor bleeding did not significantly differ by genetic variant among those treated with prasugrel. ... in the medical literature that particular genetic variants in the CYP2C19 gene are associated with ...

Autism Genes Discovered; Help Shape Connections Among Brain Cells

... is the world's largest facility dedicated to the genetic analysis of childhood diseases. ... consistent in identifying and replicating common genetic variants. One of the two studies by Hakonarson's team is the first to identify common genetic variants associated with autism. By using highly ...

Tufts Medical Center Researchers Create a New Predictive Model for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

... how likely it is that individuals with certain genetic profiles and lifestyle behaviors will develop ... also shows that although AMD has a strong genetic component, healthy behaviors can modify your genetic susceptibility. For example, among individuals ...

Genes Identified That Enhance Tumor Cell Sensitivity to CTI's Cancer Drug Brostallicin

... (RNAi) and bioinformatics to identify genetic markers - "contexts of vulnerability" - that ... "Contexts of vulnerability" refers to the genetic configuration in a patient's tumor that makes it susceptible to a specific drug thus providing the genetic rationale for targeted therapy. The study's ...

Genetic Source of Rare Childhood Cancer Found; Gene is Implicated in Other Cancers

... many of the 30,000 human genes. The short bits of genetic material it produces during its dicing activities ... cases of PPB and families has revealed the strong genetic component of this disease," said Jack Priest, ... that the cancers were caused by an inherited genetic abnormality. To uncover the role of DICER1, the ...

Ancestry.com DNA Testing Reveals 'Roots' Author's Scottish Ancestry

... said DNA genealogy expert Megan Smolenyak. genetic genealogy is a technology that reveals family relatedness - a genetic (DNA) connection to individuals to whom you are ... introduce living cousins, help you prove your genetic relation to a specific individual and trace the ...

Interleukin Genetics Presents Research Linking Vertebral Fractures to Gene Variations in Asian Women With Osteoporosis

... of Osteoporosis Risk in Asian Women," highlights genetic predisposition risk factors in Asian women for ... to get vertebral fracture if they carried a genetic variation, also called single nucleotide ... The study results also revealed differences in genetic markers between Asian and Caucasian ...

Amicus Therapeutics Announces Issuance of New Plicera(TM) Composition of Matter Patent

... of a strategic collaboration with Shire Human genetic Therapies (HGT), a business unit of Shire plc, to ... chaperones for the treatment of a range of human genetic diseases. Pharmacological chaperone technology ... storage disorders, which are severe, chronic genetic diseases with unmet medical needs. ...

Quest Diagnostics ClariSure(TM) Postnatal Molecular Test Receives Clinical Laboratory Approval from New York State

... Strom, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of the genetic testing center of Quest Diagnostics Nichols ... York have used our ClariSure test to identify the genetic etiology of congenital anomalies, autism and ... identify, at a high resolution, extra or missing genetic material in the specimen. These technologies can ...

Amicus Therapeutics Suspends Enrollment for Phase 2 Clinical Trial of AT2220 for Pompe Disease

... of a strategic collaboration with Shire Human genetic Therapies (HGT), a business unit of Shire plc, to ... chaperones for the treatment of a range of human genetic diseases. Pharmacological chaperone technology ... storage disorders, which are severe, chronic genetic diseases with unmet medical needs. Amicus has ...

Scientists Discover Why Teeth Form in a Single Row

... /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A system of opposing genetic forces determines why mammals develop a single ... journal Science. When completely understood, the genetic program described in the study may help guide ... by Msx1 and Osr2 to begin pinpointing the genetic network that controls teeth patterning and palate ...

deCODE Receives California Clinical Laboratory License

... diseases. "We believe that understanding genetic risk factors for the common diseases such as ... that we are the leaders both in the discovery of genetic risk factors for common diseases and in bringing ... and new Cardio and Cancer scans, integrating the genetic variants included in these tests and those linked ...

PTC Therapeutics Completes Enrollment of Pivotal Trial in Muscular Dystrophy

... dystrophies and is the most common lethal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood today. Each ... approach for the treatment of nonsense mutation genetic disorders. Nonsense mutations create a premature ... therapy for patients with nonsense mutation genetic disorders. Ataluren has demonstrated proof ...

Breakthrough in Prenatal Screening for Down Syndrome

... screening test to detect Down syndrome and other genetic fetal conditions. Lenetix presented preliminary ... by CVS, an invasive first trimester procedure, or genetic amniocentesis in the early 2nd trimester. ... cancer diagnostics, and risk assessment for genetic disease. The Lenetix scientific team has nearly ...

St. Jude Finds More Than 100 Gene Variations Linked With Response to Leukemia Treatment

... Scan of thousands of inherited genetic changes reveal specific variations linked to ... lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) scores of inherited genetic variations that clinicians might be able to use ... has been unexplained. The newly discovered genetic variations, however, will likely give scientists ...

Scientists Unmask Genetic Markers Associated With Psoriasis

... have found DNA "hotspots" that may reveal how genetic differences among individuals result in ... side effects. Psoriasis has a strong genetic component; a child with two affected parents has ... genomic technology to identify subtle genetic signals influencing the risk of psoriasis. They ...

Amicus Therapeutics Announces Positive Progress of Three Lead Clinical Programs and General Outlook for 2009

... Amicus, along with its partner, Shire Human genetic Therapies, Inc. (Shire HGT), plans to initiate ... chaperones for the treatment of a range of human genetic diseases. Pharmacological chaperone technology ... storage disorders, which are severe, chronic genetic diseases with unmet medical needs. Amicus has ...

Gene Abnormality Found to Predict Childhood Leukemia Relapse

... By using a molecular test to identify this genetic marker in ALL patients, physicians should be ... tested." In the study, researchers analyzed genetic data on leukemia cells obtained at diagnosis from ... same cell. Using these technologies to identify genetic abnormalities in leukemia cells, the ...

Major deCODE-led Study Underscores Role of the Brain in Obesity

... one fell swoop the number of known and replicated genetic factors contributing to obesity as a public ... play a major role, but these interact with genetic factors that influence the regulation of appetite ... today was to identify more of these genetic factors as a means of better understanding the ...

Novavax Announces Top Line Results of Phase IIa Clinical Trial for Its Seasonal Influenza VLP (Trivalent) Vaccine Candidate

... that mimic the size and shape of a virus but lack genetic material and are therefore incapable of ... culture rather than eggs, which permits an exact genetic match to the flu strains causing illness since ... a vaccine that contains strains that are an exact genetic match to the strains circulating in the community ...

Gene Therapy Corrects Sickle Cell Disease in Laboratory Study

... of people worldwide, arises because of a tiny genetic defect in the gene for beta-globin, a protein ... used a strain of mouse with basically the same genetic defect and symptoms as humans with sickle cell ... is possible to correct sickle cell disease with genetic therapy to produce fetal hemoglobin. We think ...

St. Jude Identifies Genomic Causes of a Certain Type of Leukemia Relapse

... Research Hospital have identified distinctive genetic changes in the cancer cells of children with ... Previous studies had found some evidence for genetic differences between the cancer cells of ALL ... had relapsed. The investigators used millions of genetic markers -- ...

GEN Reports on the Trend Toward Predictive Toxicogenomics

... on a variety of organ systems, reports genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News ( GEN ). ... ebicovny@liebertpub.com genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News ( ... Contact: John Sterling, Editor in Chief, genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News , (914) ...

Breakthrough Mapping of Alzheimer's Genome Helps ID Four New Suspect Genes

... to identify the full set of Alzheimer's disease genetic risk factors, may lead to more aggressive ... by Alzheimer's disease were screened to determine genetic variants associated with the inheritance of ... candidate genes are genuine disease genetic risk factors. These summarized findings, ...

PTC Announces Data Showing That PTC124 Causes Statistically Significant Improvements in Chloride Channel Function in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

... with cystic fibrosis (CF) caused by a particular genetic mutation, called a nonsense mutation. Results ... CFTR, PTC124 addresses one of the underlying genetic defects responsible for CF. Earlier studies ... in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder that can also be caused by a ...

Landmark Research Study is Launched to Assess Impact of Personal Genetic Testing

... study to assess the behavioral impact of personal genetic testing on people who choose to receive such ... and preventive strategies. The study will offer genetic scans to up to 10,000 employees, family members ... of their genome and a detailed analysis of their genetic risk for more than 20 health conditions that may ...
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