DNA sequencing firm, Illumina Inc., creates a spin-off company, GRAIL, to develop of what might be the world’s first accessible and universal blood tests to detect early signs of cancer.
New study presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium yielded data which suggest that early breast cancer treatment by way of breast conserving surgery with radiation leads to higher survival rate among patients than mastectomy does.
Researchers reported that a new injection drug treatment option for Alzheimer's could be available within the next five years.
The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. By altering the heritability of certain traits, gene drive technologies have the potential to spread desired genes through wild populations. In practice, this could lead to mosquito populations that, for example, bear traits making them resistant to the spread of malaria. Despite the huge potential for improving human well-being, concern exists that gene drives could fail in the wild or, perhaps more concerning, spread beyond their intended target populations.