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New Lung Cell Identified
Abby Olena | Aug 1, 2018
The cell type was discovered via single-cell RNA sequencing of thousands of cells in mouse and human airways and may play a role in cystic fibrosis.
CF Gene Therapy Shows Promise
Jef Akst | Jul 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.
Jenny Rood | Apr 16, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Breathing Life into Lung Microbiome Research
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 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.
FDA Approves NGS Tests
Tracy Vence | Nov 21, 2013
The agency has cleared marketing of four next-generation sequencing devices from Illumina.
The Road Less Traveled
Megan Scudellari | Nov 1, 2012
First, Aravinda Chakravarti drew a map of how scientists might unravel the genetics of complex disease. Then he blazed the trail.
Cystic Fibrosis Alters Microbiome?
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 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.
Novel Cystic Fibrosis Drug Approved
Megan Scudellari | Feb 1, 2012
After a lightning-fast approval, the first medicine to treat an underlying cause of the disorder hits the market.
Ruth Williams | Nov 13, 2011
Scientists track changes in bacterial genomes during a hospital outbreak to discover potential pathogenesis genes.