precision medicine

University at Buffalo Researchers Are Using a Precision Medicine Approach for Novel Alzheimer's Therapeutics

University at Buffalo (UB) researchers have identified the first human-specific fusion gene—a hybrid of two genes—implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. Led by Kinga Szigeti, MD, PhD, the research team showed that a more personalized approach to each patient may be required, based on the patients’ genotype.

The promises and pitfalls of omics in precision medicine.

Omics techniques that rapidly analyze large amounts of genomic and other data from an individual cell, tissue or patient could greatly benefit precision medicine, but not without challenges. The Regulatory Science to Advance Precision Medicine Working Group, led by scientists at the University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute, held a forum in 2017 to examine those possibilities and challenges.

We can grow a new ear, but how do we regulate it?

Technologies like 3D printing hold a lot of promise for precision medicine - even allowing scientists to grow new ears for children. As these technologies quickly advance, so does the need to regulate them. Scientists at the University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute established the Regulatory Science to Advance Precision Medicine Working Group and gathered experts from academia, government, industry and foundations at a forum in the fall of 2017 to discuss the emerging science and regulatory considerations of 3D printing.

Precision genomics point the way to mutations associated with accelerated aging

Mayo Clinic researchers are using precision genomics to search for undiscovered, inheritable genetic mutations that cause accelerated aging. In a study recently published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers conducted a study assessing 17 patients with short telomere syndromes — rare conditions that result in premature DNA and cellular deterioration.

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