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2015-08-12
Mutations in a cell line stops stem-cell trial to cure blindness

Mutations in a cell line stops stem-cell trial to cure blindness

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) turned into specialized retinal cells were meant to cure the damage caused by age-related macular degeneration leading to blindness. The trial was halted due to mutations identified in cells of a second patient.... Read more
Tags clinical trials , stem cells , mutations , macular degeneration , blindness , iPSC
2015-04-02
East London genomic study of Asians will shed light on new drugs design

East London genomic study of Asians will shed light on new drugs design

East London Genes and Health project, assuming sequencing genomes of 100 000 Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, has been launched on March 12, 2015. Comparing to people of European ancestry, these ethnic groups more often suffer from various illnesses, mainly heart diseases and type II diabetes. The projec... Read more
Tags mutations , genome sequencing , East London Genes and Health