Looking good: genomic-based approaches in eye disease

Gene-based treatments for eye diseases advance in the battle against blindness and related life-threatening conditions Genetic research into eye diseases is important; heritable eye diseases are a major cause of blindness among children and working-age adults. Genetic insights into more common eye diseases matter too, since they increasingly affect an ageing population; around two million […]

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France Plans to Invest €670M in Genomics, Personalized Medicine

The French government announced that it plans to invest €670 million ($760.8 million) in a genomics and personalized medicine program meant to improve the diagnosis and prevention of disease in the country. The effort is aiming for the establishment of 12 sequencing platforms throughout the country, and two national centers for genomic expertise and data […]

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What’s genetic variation?

Genetic variation is a term used to describe the variation in the DNA sequence in each of our genomes. Genetic variation is what makes us all unique, whether in terms of hair colour, skin colour or even the shape of our faces.  Individuals of a species have similar characteristics but they are rarely identical, the […]

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What Genomic could mean for the future of medicine?

The purpose of Genomic medicine is to discover by looking at every single letters that compose our DNA, all the meaningfull informations that we treasure , dissecting their sneaking meanings.

Based on this premise, the Genomic Medicine wants to provide a more precise personal care that will have a transformative impact on personal health and wellbeing, health economy and national productivity.

It is an approach that emphasizes the ways in which our risk to develop diseases are unique and different, just like other characteristics. Those disease risks are based on the predispositions written into your genome at birth, that can be silenced or exacerbated by the lifestyle.

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President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative

Precision Medicine Initiative, this is the name of the new research announced by President Obama and launched with $215 million investment, effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease. The Precision Medicine Initiative will pioneer a new model of patient-powered research that promises to accelerate biomedical discoveries and provide clinicians with new tools, […]

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The melody of our DNA

We share a common passion for science and a strong desire to make genetics accessible to everyone spreading its knowledge all over the world Why DNA Melody? Because the complexity and the beauty of the genome are the same of a complex symphony. Genes, like musical notes, must flow in harmony, must generate a harmony […]

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