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First Potential Biomarker for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Identified
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First Potential Biomarker for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Identified

A new study has identified a biomarker that could one day be used to help babies at higher risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).


CRISPR Combined With Novel Chemical Method for More Precise Editing
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CRISPR Combined With Novel Chemical Method for More Precise Editing

A team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University has developed a method that could make CRISPR methods even more precise, and more promising.
Vaccinia Virus Uses a Makeshift Tool To Repair Its DNA
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Vaccinia Virus Uses a Makeshift Tool To Repair Its DNA

The mechanism by which the vaccinia virus repairs its DNA has been revealed – it is able to use its DNA polymerase as a multifunctional tool.
Gene Editing Approach Can Change Social Behavior of Animals
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Gene Editing Approach Can Change Social Behavior of Animals

Georgia State University scientists have created gene-edited hamsters for studies of social neuroscience and have found that the biology behind social behavior may be more complex than previously thought.
10 New Genes Linked With Hearing Loss Identified
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10 New Genes Linked With Hearing Loss Identified

Researchers led by King’s, Karolinska Institute and Erasmus University have identified 10 new genes linked with hearing loss and located the part of the ear affected.
Heavy Metal Pollution in Rivers Can Lead to Increased Antibiotic Resistance
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Heavy Metal Pollution in Rivers Can Lead to Increased Antibiotic Resistance

Scientists have shown that elevated heavy metal levels in rivers can lead to higher levels of antibiotic resistance.
New Animal Model for Studying Crucial Component of Genomic Maintenance
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New Animal Model for Studying Crucial Component of Genomic Maintenance

Researchers at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) have created a new disease model that has contributed to a better understanding of Bloom syndrome and the sex determination processes of zebrafish.
"Good" Gut Microbes Keep Pathogens at Bay by Taking Their Energy Sources
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"Good" Gut Microbes Keep Pathogens at Bay by Taking Their Energy Sources

Competition between "good" and pathogenic bacteria for energy sources confers protection against some strains of illness-causing bacteria.
New Approach to Large-Scale Single-Cell Profiling Developed
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New Approach to Large-Scale Single-Cell Profiling Developed

A new experimental pipeline has been developed to profile more cell types from different tissues, incorporating machine learning to collate the data and assemble the cell atlas.
Stinging Cells Hold Clues to Biodiversity
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Stinging Cells Hold Clues to Biodiversity

The stinging cells of sea anemones and jellyfish could be used as a model for understanding how new cell types evolve.
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