To mark the 10th anniversary of the sequencing of the human genome the BBC aired a documentary yesterday evening entitled “Miracle cure: a decade of the human genome” that can be viewed on the BBC iPlayer. It was an enjoyable look at what has been accomplished since the famous announcement at the White House in … Continue reading The First Decade of the Human Genome: What’s on the Horizon?
Personalized medicine is very popular among medical researchers these days, and it’s not hard to see why. By tailoring treatment to fit an individual patient, for example by using information about their genetic makeup, scientists hope to make treatments more effective while at the same time avoiding or minimizing adverse effects. Anti-vivisectionist Dr. Greek writes … Continue reading Herceptin: When personalized medicine and animal research meet.
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is one of the world’s largest and most influential scientific organizations, representing as it does 23 independent scientific societies and over 90,000 individual scientists. As a coalition that represents tens of thousands of US medical researchers FASEB has policies and positions on all kinds of issues … Continue reading Magic Bullets and Monoclonals: A Breakthrough in Bioscience