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CRISPR
CRISPR Used To Edit HIV Cure Into Monkey Embryos
HIV cure
CRISPR
CRISPR Used To Edit HIV Cure Into Monkey Embryos
A mutation of the CCR5 gene can cure HIV — and thanks to CRISPR, scientists may soon be able to study it in animal models.
November 29, 2020

A mutation of the CCR5 gene can cure HIV — and thanks to CRISPR, scientists may soon be able to study it in animal models.

Genetics
This Databank of Mammalian Genomes Is the Noah’s Ark of DNA
mammalian genomes
Genetics
This Databank of Mammalian Genomes Is the Noah’s Ark of DNA
The Zoonomia Project is the largest database of mammalian genomes to date, and it’s already helping researchers study SARS-CoV-2 and extinction risk.
November 29, 2020

The Zoonomia Project is the largest database of mammalian genomes to date, and it’s already helping researchers study SARS-CoV-2 and extinction risk.

Gene Editing
Bacteria’s Self-Destruct Mechanism May Unlock Next-Level Genome Editing
genome editing
Gene Editing
Bacteria’s Self-Destruct Mechanism May Unlock Next-Level Genome Editing
A mystery for 30 years, retrons are showing potential as genome-editing tools. Now, we know what they actually do.
November 18, 2020

A mystery for 30 years, retrons are showing potential as genome-editing tools. Now, we know what they actually do.

Biology
The Most Detailed Map of the Human Heart
map of the human heart
Biology
The Most Detailed Map of the Human Heart
A new map of the human heart details the function and location of 500,000 cells, providing a valuable tool for researchers studying cardiovascular disease.
November 17, 2020

A new map of the human heart details the function and location of 500,000 cells, providing a valuable tool for researchers studying cardiovascular disease.

Health Care
New “Universal” Diagnostic Test Can ID Any Infection
diagnostic test
Health Care
New “Universal” Diagnostic Test Can ID Any Infection
UC San Francisco scientists have developed a new diagnostic test that uses DNA sequencing to quickly identify any pathogens in any type of patient sample.
November 15, 2020

UC San Francisco scientists have developed a new diagnostic test that uses DNA sequencing to quickly identify any pathogens in any type of patient sample.

Neuroscience
Gene Therapy Shows Promise as a Glaucoma Treatment
gene therapy glaucoma treatment
Neuroscience
Gene Therapy Shows Promise as a Glaucoma Treatment
A new gene therapy was able to repair a damaged optic nerve in mice, suggesting it might be useful for treating glaucoma in people.
November 11, 2020

A new gene therapy was able to repair a damaged optic nerve in mice, suggesting it might be useful for treating glaucoma in people.

Autism
This Parent Is Helping Push Autism Gene Therapy Forward
autism gene therapy
Autism
This Parent Is Helping Push Autism Gene Therapy Forward
Not too long ago, autism gene therapy was a pipe dream. Now, armed with specific targets and new methods, a small wave of gene therapies is gathering.
October 31, 2020

Not too long ago, autism gene therapy was a pipe dream. Now, armed with specific targets and new methods, a small wave of gene therapies is gathering.

CRISPR
CRISPR Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
CRISPR
CRISPR Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry
For the first time, the Nobel Prize in chemistry has gone to two women: CRISPR scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna.
October 7, 2020

For the first time, the Nobel Prize in chemistry has gone to two women: CRISPR scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna.

Genetics
Can Genetic Engineering Stop the Fall Armyworm Invasion?
fall armyworm
Genetics
Can Genetic Engineering Stop the Fall Armyworm Invasion?
The fall armyworm is devastating African agriculture, eating millions of pounds of crops. Can a genetically modified version control their advance?
September 27, 2020

The fall armyworm is devastating African agriculture, eating millions of pounds of crops. Can a genetically modified version control their advance?