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The National Institutes of Health would like to target $4.5 billion over the next 12 years to fund the brain initiative.  The goal is to understand one of the "toughest unsolved puzzles," the brains of humans and animals, to lay a foundation for future generations to treat brain disorders. To read New York times article, copy and paste url to your website browser: http://www.nytimes.com/201...

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Retta Beery posted on June 06, 2014
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Canadian team finds root causes for 146 Rare Childhood Diseases in a ground breaking effort to use genomics to advance diagnosis of Rare Disease.  This is a huge step for more rapid diagnosis and, hopefully, to guide treatment in some cases.   To read article published in the Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/canadian-team-finds-root-causes-f...

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Retta Beery posted on June 06, 2014
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Dr. Charles Chiu, at UC San Francisco, used next generation sequencing to save the life of a 14 year old boy.  The fast diagnosis and successful treatment of the teenager came only 48 hours after sequencing was started.  To read more on the UCSF website, go to: http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2014/06/114946/faster-dna-sleuthing-saves-critically-ill-boy

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Retta Beery posted on June 05, 2014
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Scientists from Baylor College of Medicine, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Yale University, the University of California, San Diego, and the Academic Medical Center in the Netherlands team together to discover a rare genetic brain disorder.  This discovery gives insight to more common brain disorders like ALS.  To read Reuters article, go to:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...

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Retta Beery posted on April 29, 2014
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Ilan Ganot left his job at JP Morgan to start a new business model that may save his son's life.  Hi son, who is 2 years old, was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal genetic disease a year ago.  Ganot has raised $17 million to start a business aimed at getting treatments to market.  Read more of this Bloomberg article at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-20/jpm...

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Retta Beery posted on February 25, 2014
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The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center and Berg is now focusing on identifying potential biomarkers that may lead to breakthroughs in diagnosis, research, and treatment of Parkinson's disease.  To read more from PRNewswire, go to the following link: http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/berg-and-the-parkinsons-institute-and-clinical-center-announce-key-clinical-study-focused-on-ga...

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Retta Beery posted on February 24, 2014
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The AMP's goal is to increase the number of new diagnostics and therapies for patients and reduce the time and cost of developing them.  The partnership between 10 biopharmaceutical companies and several non-profit organizations aims to change the current model for creating new diagnostics and treatments by jointly identifying and validating promising biological targets of disease. ...

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Retta Beery posted on February 13, 2014
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Big drug companies are coming together with the NIH to share science, blood samples and information.  The will be working on identifying targets for new drugs for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer's.   to read more of the Wall Street journal article go to:     http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303519404579353442155924498?mg=reno64-...

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Retta Beery posted on February 04, 2014
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Budget cuts continue to mean the NIH can't fund the majority of worthy research projects that could help advance science, and the sequester is only making things worse.  NIH grants have created opportunities to discover rare diseases and understand and advance diagnostics and human longevity.  "My greatest concern -- this is the thing that wakes me up at night -- is that a whole generati...

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Retta Beery posted on November 12, 2013
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Article in the Washington correspondent, MedPage Today,  by David Pittman Francis Collins, the director of the NIH, shares that whole genome sequencing will be the diagnostic tool to use in the near future, and we need to start preparing for that now.  We need to have a plan in place to handle the information and the NIH has been investing in The Genetic Testing Repository, a centr...

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Retta Beery posted on November 02, 2013
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