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Study on DNA spread by genetically modified mosquitoes prompts backlash  Science Magazine · 2 hours
Company and some scientists dispute suggestion that released strain may have made local mosquitoes fitter more
Scientists sharpen gene editing tool  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine scientists have fine-tuned their delivery system to deliver a DNA editing tool to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. The improved "hit and run" system works faster and is more efficient. more
Gene editing tool gets sharpened by WFIRM team  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have fine-tuned their delivery system to deliver a DNA editing tool to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. The improved 'hit and run' system works faster and is more efficient. more
CAR T-cell therapy may be harnessed to treat heart disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
CAR T-cell therapy, a rapidly emerging form of immunotherapy using patients' own cells to treat certain types of cancers, may be a viable treatment option for another life-threatening... more
Public support for gene drives in agriculture tied to limits  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The first national survey inquiring about American attitudes toward agricultural gene drives—genetic modification techniques that can be used to "drive" a genetic trait or characteristic through a given... more
Chronic cocaine use modifies gene expression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Chronic cocaine use changes gene expression in the hippocampus, according to new research in mice. more
Medical News Today: Diabetes, obesity: Is gene editing the answer?  MNT · 3 weeks
In a new study in obese, diabetic mice, researchers used a modified CRISPR gene editing tool to reduce body weight and improve signs of type 2 diabetes. more
Understanding probiotic yeast  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have discovered that Saccharomyces boulardii, a yeast with probiotic properties, produces uniquely excessive amounts of acetic acid, the main component of vinegar. They were also able to find the genetic basis for this trait, which allowed them to modify... more
Understanding probiotic yeast  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers led by Prof. Johan Thevelein (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology) have discovered that Saccharomyces boulardii, a yeast with probiotic properties, produces uniquely excessive amounts of acetic acid, the main component of vinegar. They were also able to find the... more
Viperin catalyzes methionine oxidation to promote protein expression and function of helicases  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Helicases play pivotal roles in fundamental biological processes, and posttranslational modifications regulate the localization, function, and stability of helicases. Here, we report that methionine... more
To ban or not to ban genetically modified crops? That's not the question  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The South Australian government recently announced its intention to lift the long-standing statewide moratorium on genetically modified (GM) crops, following a statutory... more
Super-powered immune cells to attack tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The phase 1 clinical trial will test the feasibility and safety of CAR-T cells - genetically modified white blood cells harvested from a patient's own blood with the unique ability to directly attack and kill cancers... more
Scientists In New York Are Trying To Edit The DNA In Human Sperm  NPR · 4 weeks
NPR got exclusive access to the only lab known to be trying to edit the DNA in human sperm, which raises all... more
New method prevents the release of synthetic DNA from genetically modified cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The method prevents a gene that encodes a synthetic protein from spreading into the wild and stabilizes it so that it cannot mutate and... more
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