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Quick, Sensitive Diagnostic Tests with CRISPR
Quick, Sensitive Diagnostic Tests with CRISPR
News   Apr 26, 2017

Scientists have developed a CRISPR-based tool that can detect tiny amounts of Zika and Dengue virus, distinguish pathogenic bacteria, and identify DNA variations.

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CRISPR and Stem Cells Help Identify New Chlamydia Drug Targets
CRISPR and Stem Cells Help Identify New Chlamydia Drug Targets
News   Apr 26, 2017

Scientists have created an innovative technique for studying how chlamydia invades our immune system, using a combination of gene editing and stem cells.

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A Genetic Scalpel for Modifying the Bacteria in Your Gut
A Genetic Scalpel for Modifying the Bacteria in Your Gut
News   Apr 24, 2017

Yale University researchers have developed new methods for regulating gene activity in a widespread group of microbiome bacteria in the gut of living mice.

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Reversing Gene Damage to Treat Blindness
Reversing Gene Damage to Treat Blindness
News   Apr 24, 2017

n mouse models, advanced gene editing tool reprogrammed photoreceptor rods to mutation-resistant cones.

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A Breath Test for Lung Cancer
A Breath Test for Lung Cancer
News   Apr 24, 2017

A new test for the early detection of lung cancer measures tiny changes in the composition of the breath.

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Diet Therapy Could Be Effective at Starving Cancer
Diet Therapy Could Be Effective at Starving Cancer
News   Apr 24, 2017

Cutting out certain amino acids – the building blocks of proteins – from the diet of mice slows tumour growth and prolongs survival, according to new research published in Nature.

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Working Out Which Therapy is Best for Treating Metastatic Cancer
Working Out Which Therapy is Best for Treating Metastatic Cancer
News   Apr 24, 2017

A new laboratory technique can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer metastases in bone.

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A Promising Model for a Devastating Genetic Deficiency
A Promising Model for a Devastating Genetic Deficiency
News   Apr 24, 2017

Study describes how a complete knockout of the Ngly1 gene in mice leads to death just before birth, which can be partially rescued by the second knockout of another gene called Engase.

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Identical Twins; Not-so-identical Stem Cells
Identical Twins; Not-so-identical Stem Cells
News   Apr 21, 2017

A new twin study sheds light on what causes reprogrammed stem cells to have different epigenetic patterns.

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Microbial Markers Could Help Diagnose Colorectal Cancer
Microbial Markers Could Help Diagnose Colorectal Cancer
News   Apr 21, 2017

Researchers have identified specific microbial markers associated with colorectal cancer, which could be used to develop a non-invasive diagnostic test.

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