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AAV vector integration into CRISPR-induced DNA breaks  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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A new CRISPR-Cas9 protein to increase precision of gene editing  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have recently developed a new protein that can help increase the targeting accuracy in the genome editing process. It is believed that it would be useful for... more
Modified CRISPR gene editing tool could improve therapies for HIV, sickle cell disease  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
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A new CRISPR-Cas9 protein to increase precision of gene editing  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team of researchers from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Karolinska Institutet has recently developed a new protein that can help increase the targeting accuracy in... more
CRISPR: More than just for gene editing?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The gene-editing tool CRISPR has been heralded as a scientific miracle destined to eradicate diseases from sickle-cell anemia to cancer, or decried as "the genetic scissors that tailor the human gene pool," an ethically... more
Doctors try CRISPR gene editing for cancer, a 1st in the US  ABC NEWS · 6 days
1st attempt in US to use a gene editing tool called CRISPR against cancer seems safe in 3 patients who have had it so... more
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CRISPR: More than just for gene editing?  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
Researchers have converted the CRISPR 'recognition induced enzymatic signal' to an electrical signal, which was then used to detect the biomarkers for viruses such as HPV or parvo. They hope the end result could... more
Improved gene editing technique can successfully cut out undesirable genetic information  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
City of Hope researchers may have found a way to sharpen the fastest, cheapest and most accurate gene editing technique, CRISPR-Cas9, so that it can more... more
Transforming DNA repair errors into assets  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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Transforming DNA repair errors into assets  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new bioinformatics tool, MHcut reveals that a natural repair system for DNA damage, microhomology-mediated end joining, is probably far more common in humans than originally assumed. Using MHcut and commercial genome-editing technology, the researchers created... more
New point-of-care medical device rapidly and accurately detects viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The gene-editing tool CRISPR has been heralded as a scientific miracle destined to eradicate diseases from sickle-cell anemia to cancer, or decried as "the genetic scissors that tailor the human... more
Mathematicians Solve 'Twin Prime Conjecture' — In an Alternate Universe  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Mathematicians have uncovered a big new piece of evidence for one of the most famous unproven ideas in mathematics, known as the twin prime conjecture. more
Researchers quantify Cas9-caused off-target mutagenesis in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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New genome sequence of the date palm  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have developed an improved assembly of the genome for the date palm using long-read sequencing technology. This improvement over the current versions of the genome will help advance further research, and also inform... more
ESA welcomes Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister  ESA · 4 weeks
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CRISPR helps find difficult to detect cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
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Developing new delivery tools for gene editing  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists are using simple peptides to deliver gene-editing tools into notoriously hard-to-access lung and airway cells with the goal of creating new treatments for people with diseases like cystic fibrosis, COPD, and asthma. more
UI scientists are developing new delivery tools for gene editing  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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In Brazil, scientists affiliated with the Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center (HUG-CELL) at the University of São Paulo (USP) have identified a molecule capable... more
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Scientists have assembled a set of genetic sequences that enable the reference genome to better reflect global genetic diversity. The new sequences improve the utility of the human... more
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