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CRISPR for Disease Detection and the Future of Accessible Healthcare

Webinar

This webinar explores the technology behind Mammoth Biosciences’ newly announced CRISPR-powered diagnostics platform, giving insight to CRISPR and how it works for disease detection.

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The Sequencing Technology Behind The World's Fastest Genetic Diagnosis

Blog

In February 2018, a team at Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine broke the world record for the fastest genetic diagnosis when they delivered a rare disease diagnosis in just 19 hours 30 minutes. We caught up with John Reynders, CEO of Alexion, to discuss how the record was broken, and why diagnosing rare diseases is important in modern medicine.

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10 Things We Didn't Know Last Week - 13 July 2018

List

A round-up of the biggest science stories from this week.

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Proteogenomics: The Path to Personalized Medicine?

Article

Proteogenomics - a multiomic discipline which combines gene, protein and RNA data, has potential to give a true systems perspective on the human body. We look at the techniques that enable proteogenomics analysis, and the potential of the field in the clinic to personalize medicine and battle cancer.

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Gotta Sample 'Em All! Underwater Pokéball Captures Ocean Life

Gotta Sample 'Em All! Underwater Pokéball Captures Ocean Life

News

A new device developed by Wyss Institute reseachers safely traps delicate sea creatures inside a folding polyhedral enclosure and lets them go without harm using a novel, origami-inspired design. The ultimate aim is to allow the sea creatures to be (gently) analyzed in high detail.

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Blindness Gene Identified
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Scientists have investigated a recessive disorder that prevented eye development and caused childhood blindness, identifying a gene, MARK3, that is the sole genetic cause of the condition.

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House Plants an an Early Warning System?
News

Researchers are exploring the future of houseplants as aesthetically pleasing and functional sirens of home health. The idea is to genetically engineer house plants to serve as subtle alarms that something is amiss in our home and office environments.

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Identical Twin Study Shows Impact of a Lifetime of Exercise on FItness
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When it comes to being fit, are genes or lifestyle more important? Researchers removed the nature part of the equation by studying a pair of identical twins who had taken radically different fitness paths over three decades. One became an Ironman triathlete while the other remained relatively sedentary over the last 30 years.

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Cell Culture Quality Control: Blissful Ignorance?

Cell Culture Quality Control: Blissful Ignorance?

Article

How can quality control efforts keep up with the rapid advances in cellular model research? Read on for insights into challenges in recognizing and managing issues in cell culture quality control

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Biosafety and the Agents of Doom
Article

To combat harmful pathogens it is vitally important that scientists have facilities available that enable them to work on them safely. These facilities should prevent the operator from becoming infected with the agent they are working with and prevent the organism from escaping the laboratory setting and potentially initiating new outbreaks of disease.

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Strawberry’s Properties are More than Skin Deep
Article

Everyone loves a perfectly ripe strawberry, right? They count towards your five a day and contain important nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. But what if science could help breeders make them even better?

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Forensic Analysis Reveals Links Between Sources of Illicit Cannabis
Article

Genetic variations have been used to link cannabis samples to geographical areas of origin, providing insight into the plant's history and possible distribution.

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