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CENTRE FOR HUMAN GENETICS Biotech Park, Electronics City Phase I, Bangalore 560 100 M.Sc. in Human Disease Genetics (2017-2019) (Degree awarded by University of Mysore) The Centre for Human Genetics, Bangalore, is admitting the third batch of students for its 2-year Master’s degree course in Human Disease Genetics. This unique interdisciplinary programme at the interface […]
MUMBAI: When 20-year-old Gauri R was wheeled into the ICU of a south Mumbai hospital on Wednesday, it was an emergency that was in the making since July, when a life-saving drug, D-penicillamine became scarce across the country. Gauri suffers from Wilson’s disease, a genetic condition in which the body is unable to flush out […]
CHICAGO – Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have used the CRISPR gene editing tool to repair the gene that causes sickle cell disease in stem cells from diseased patients, paving the way for a potential cure for the disease, which affects up to 5 million people globally. “What we’ve finally shown is that […]
Prajwal Hulluraiah is engrossed in a game on his mother’s mobile phone and wouldn’t look up to talk to you. But that’s where his similarity with any other 11-year-old ends. Twice a month, Prajwal checks into the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health (IGICH) in Bangalore for a six-hour procedure to replace the enzymes in […]
According to sources, the cost of treatment would run into thirty-five crore rupees annually, which will be footed by the State Government. Bengaluru: Parents and guardians of patients suffering from rare diseases have always found it difficult to arrange funds for the treatment of their children with rare diseases. However, with the Karnataka high court […]
Developing medicines for rare diseases requires an entirely different mindset, says John Crowley, chairman and CEO of rare disease company Amicus Therapeutics. “Developing drugs in rare diseases is very different from more prevalent disorders – the clinical studies are very small, you have different endpoints and biomarkers, different regulatory paradigms and different types of sales […]
Kochi, Kerala, India.