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A Virus Invisibility Cloak Makes AAV Gene Therapy Safer
aav gene therapy
Genetics
A Virus Invisibility Cloak Makes AAV Gene Therapy Safer
Researchers have figured out a way to cloak the AVV so it can sneak past the human immune system and deliver its gene therapy payload undetected.
February 20, 2021

Researchers have figured out a way to cloak the AVV so it can sneak past the human immune system and deliver its gene therapy payload undetected.

Animals
Black-Footed Ferret Is First Cloned U.S. Endangered Species
black-footed ferret
Animals
Black-Footed Ferret Is First Cloned U.S. Endangered Species
A black-footed ferret clone could inject a much-needed dose of genetic diversity into her species, which is on the brink of extinction.
February 20, 2021

A black-footed ferret clone could inject a much-needed dose of genetic diversity into her species, which is on the brink of extinction.

Genetics
These Mutant Zebrafish Are Growing Arm Bones
mutant zebrafish
Genetics
These Mutant Zebrafish Are Growing Arm Bones
While studying mutant zebrafish, scientists discovered that a single genetic mutation caused the fish to start developing the beginnings of arms.
February 13, 2021

While studying mutant zebrafish, scientists discovered that a single genetic mutation caused the fish to start developing the beginnings of arms.

Virology
Can CRISPR Engineer Immunity to Avian Flu in Chickens?
avian flu in chickens
Virology
Can CRISPR Engineer Immunity to Avian Flu in Chickens?
An outbreak of avian flu in chickens can mean millions of birds dead and billions of dollars lost. This startup wants to engineer flu-resistant poultry.
February 7, 2021

An outbreak of avian flu in chickens can mean millions of birds dead and billions of dollars lost. This startup wants to engineer flu-resistant poultry.

CRISPR
CRISPR Could Make Wheat Safe for Celiac Disease
crispr to fix gluten for celiac
CRISPR
CRISPR Could Make Wheat Safe for Celiac Disease
Sufferers of celiac end up with some pretty lack-luster pastries. A startup thinks CRISPR can help.
February 6, 2021

Sufferers of celiac end up with some pretty lack-luster pastries. A startup thinks CRISPR can help.

CRISPR
Base Editing Could Cure a Host of Genetic Diseases
base editing
CRISPR
Base Editing Could Cure a Host of Genetic Diseases
Base editing has proven useful for correcting disease-causing point mutations in animals — and now, human trials are on the horizon.
January 17, 2021

Base editing has proven useful for correcting disease-causing point mutations in animals — and now, human trials are on the horizon.

Genetics
A “Self-Deleting” Gene Drive to End Mosquito-Borne Diseases
gene drive mosquito
Genetics
A “Self-Deleting” Gene Drive to End Mosquito-Borne Diseases
A gene drive designed to remove itself from an insect population after a few generations could help bring an end to mosquito-borne diseases.
January 5, 2021

A gene drive designed to remove itself from an insect population after a few generations could help bring an end to mosquito-borne diseases.

Genetics
First-of-Its-Kind App Lets Scientists Analyze DNA on the Move
genome analysis app
Genetics
First-of-Its-Kind App Lets Scientists Analyze DNA on the Move
Genome sequencing tech is getting more portable. Now, there’s a genome analysis app that puts the ability to study those genomes in scientists’ pockets.
December 28, 2020

Genome sequencing tech is getting more portable. Now, there’s a genome analysis app that puts the ability to study those genomes in scientists’ pockets.

Genetics
These Chatbots Provide Genetic Counseling Services
genetic counseling
Genetics
These Chatbots Provide Genetic Counseling Services
Genetic counseling services are in high demand. Now, chatbots are providing some of those services, helping patients navigate DNA testing.
December 27, 2020

Genetic counseling services are in high demand. Now, chatbots are providing some of those services, helping patients navigate DNA testing.