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CF Gene Therapy Shows Promise

By Jef Akst | July 6, 2015

The results of a Phase 2 trial suggest that delivering normal copies of the gene that causes cystic fibrosis may slow lung decline.

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Genome Digest

By Jenny Rood | April 16, 2015

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Breathing Life into Lung Microbiome Research

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 9, 2014

Although it’s far less populated than the mouth community that helps feed it, researchers increasingly appreciate the role of the lung microbiome in respiratory health.

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FDA Approves NGS Tests

By Tracy Vence | November 21, 2013

The agency has cleared marketing of four next-generation sequencing devices from Illumina.

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The Road Less Traveled

By Megan Scudellari | November 1, 2012

First, Aravinda Chakravarti drew a map of how scientists might unravel the genetics of complex disease. Then he blazed the trail.

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Cystic Fibrosis Alters Microbiome?

By Edyta Zielinska | September 28, 2012

The microbiome of the lung is different in patients with the disease, which causes a thick buildup of mucus that makes breathing difficult.

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Novel Cystic Fibrosis Drug Approved

By Megan Scudellari | February 1, 2012

After a lightning-fast approval, the first medicine to treat an underlying cause of the disorder hits the market.

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Infection Selection

By Ruth Williams | November 13, 2011

Scientists track changes in bacterial genomes during a hospital outbreak to discover potential pathogenesis genes.

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