• Knvul Sheikh

  • Human Genome Project Celebrates 15th Anniversary

    April 5, 2018

    In April 2003, headlines around the world announced a momentous scientific achievement: the completion of the Human Genome Project. An international consortium of researchers had… Continue Reading »

  • A Comprehensive Cancer Gene Test Gets the Go-Ahead

    December 4, 2017

    A test that can quickly detect cancer-causing mutations in 324 genes has gained approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a green light… Continue Reading »

  • First Person Receives Gene Editing in the Body

    November 16, 2017

    On Monday, November 13, Brian Madeux became the first patient to receive an experimental therapy designed to alter his DNA. The 44-year-old has a rare… Continue Reading »

  • FDA Says Yes to Yescarta

    October 27, 2017

    On October 18, the Food and Drug Administration approved a second groundbreaking drug that uses patients’ own genetically modified immune cells to attack cancer. The… Continue Reading »