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Detailed Analysis of CRISPR-Based Gene Editing in Human Embryos Identifies Issues
News   Nov 04, 2020

Scientists describe unexpected, undesirable outcomes after editing genes in human embryos with CRISPR, a genomic editing system.

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New Second Generation Gene Drive Approach Overcomes Issue of Resistance in Females
News   Nov 04, 2020

The University of California researchers have made a major advance in the use of genetic technologies to control the transmission of malaria parasites.

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Lion DNA Study Uncovers Impact of Habitat Fragmentation
News   Nov 04, 2020

Over the course of only a century, humanity has made an observable impact on the genetic diversity of the lion population. That’s the conclusion of a recently published study by Caitlin Curry and James Derr from the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Unique DNA Packaging in Owl Eyes May Be a “Lens” That Enhances Night Vision
News   Nov 03, 2020

A new study by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology suggests that the way in which DNA is packaged in retinal cells within owls' eyes is what helps them see at night.

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Scientists Assemble Full Genomes for Domesticated Apple and Two of Its Wild Progenitors
News   Nov 03, 2020

Hybridizations with wild species have made the apple genome very complex and difficult to study. A team of multi-disciplinary researchers tackled this problem by applying cutting-edge sequencing technologies and bioinformatics algorithms to assemble complete sets of both chromosomes for the domesticated apple and its two main wild progenitors.

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Why Do Some Farmed Fish Vaccines Fail?
News   Nov 03, 2020

Vaccines do not protect all fish families equally. A recent study has shown an interesting new finding that relates the efficacy of vaccines to the genetic variability of fish at the family level.

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A Closer Look at SARS-CoV-2 Genetic Mutations
News   Nov 03, 2020

A study involving more than 5,000 COVID-19 patients in Houston finds that the virus that causes the disease is accumulating genetic mutations, one of which may have made it more contagious.

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DNA-Based Analytical Method Could Help the Development of Anti-Cancer Drugs
News   Nov 03, 2020

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a new DNA-based analytical method that could aid the development of future drugs for breast and other cancers.

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Study Finds 1 in 8 Cancer Patients Harbor Inherited Genetic Mutations
News   Nov 03, 2020

In a new study, scientists conducted genetic testing in > 3,000 cancer patients. The scientists found that 1 in 8 patients with cancer had an inherited cancer-related gene mutation.

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PerkinElmer to Acquire Horizon Discovery
News   Nov 02, 2020

The companies have reached an agreement whereby PerkinElmer will acquire Horizon for approximately $383 million with the deal expected to close in the first quarter of 2021.

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