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From an international collaborative study, researchers from Harvard Medical School and Macrogen, a Korean biotech company, have discovered that the body’s immune system initially detects the presence of anthrax spores by recognizing RNA molecules that coat the spores’ surface. But this prompts an unfavorable immune response that hinders the …

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Macrogen Inc. (CEO Hyun-yong Jeong, www.macrogen.com), which is a precision medicine biotechnology company, announced on March 30, 2017 that it has acquired accreditation as an international authorized test agency for its forensic genetic relationship test from the Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (KOLAS), which is a Korean accreditation …

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SEOUL, South Korea– Macrogen Inc. (CEO Hyun-yong Jeong, www.macrogen.com) (KOSDAQ:038290), a precision medicine biotechnology company, announced on March 28 that it completed the installation of the NovaSeq 6000, the latest equipment for genetic analysis by Illumina Inc., on the network of the Macrogen Global Genome …

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Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental health problem characterized by a dramatic shift between extreme mania and deep depression. People with bipolar disorder feel high and become more active and energetic during a manic episode. During a depressive episode, they feel down, hopeless, and tired. Causes …

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Studies published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics shows that smoking affects human genome. Researchers have conducted a meta-analysis of genome-wide DNA methylation using samples of 16,000 participants. DNA methylation is an epigenetic mechanism that methyl groups are added to DNA without any interruption of DNA sequence. Methylation can …

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