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Hunter Syndrome: Hunt for low-cost treatment in India

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 13:16

The family of Arian, a 12-year-old boy from West Bengal, met union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan seeking subsidy for the treatment of Hunter Syndrome, a rare but fatal genetic disorder, the treatment of which is very expensive and not easily available in India.

Genetic `barcode` to identify origin of malaria

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 18:31

Containing malaria could be a lot more convenient as researchers have now designed a genetic barcode of malaria parasite, which can be used to identify the geographic origin of the parasite from a blood sample and monitor its spread.

How DNA is `edited` to correct genetic diseases

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 14:36

Researchers have taken a major step forward understanding how enzymes `edit` genes, which has paved the way for correcting genetic diseases in patients.

Screening family history key to saving young from diseases

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 15:57

Screening family history could lead to preventive treatment of multiple cancers, heart disease and diabetes - altering the destiny of many of these diseases that pass on from generation to generation, a study has indicated.

New complex gene atlas to help battle human diseases

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 12:00

Researchers have provided insights into how genetic variants influence complex disease and drug response through metabolic pathways.

World Thalassemia Day: How can it be prevented?

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 19:22

Do you know what Thalassemia is? It is a genetic blood disorder caused by the weakening and destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anemia.

New groundbreaking technique may help cure diseases by `editing` DNA

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 16:33

Researchers have for the first time cured a genetic disease in animals by editing their DNA.

Strand Life to set up lab for genomics

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 18:55

Leading biotech firm Strand Life Sciences Ltd is setting up a laboratory here for translational research in genomics and personalised medicine.

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