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Mayo Clinic’s new startup to tackle diseases using AI

Mayo Clinic and the technology company nference have launched an innovative new startup to discover and develop treatments for diseases that are not currently addressed through existing medical technology.

Huntington's Disease advocate kicks off dance challenge Special

Canning - May is Juvenile Huntingtons/Huntington's Disease awareness month and as the month winds down HD advocates turn up the heat to create awareness and eventually a cure or treatment for the dreaded disease.

Icelandic population genetically mapped

Reykjav - Scientists have performed whole-genome sequencing on roughly 1 percent of the Icelandic population. This is one of the largest studies ever performed of a distinct nation.

Rare genetic disease discovered

Tel Aviv - Researchers in Israel have unraveled the genetic basis of a hereditary disease that causes severe brain atrophy, mental retardation and epilepsy in Jews of Moroccan ancestry.

New form of DNA discovered in humans

A new type of DNA has been discovered in human brain cells. The DNA, called 'microDNA', has implications of the scope of the human genome project and may offer new clues for research into genetic diseases.

Are we closer to the $5000 personal genome?

The Human Genome Project, an international research initiative lasting 13 years, sequenced the human genome at a cost of about US$3 billion. Researchers in the US sequenced the genome of patients with genetic diseases for $25,000-$50,000 each.

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