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Using AI to ID Lung Cancer Types
Using AI to ID Lung Cancer Types
News   Sep 18, 2018

A new computer program can analyze images of patients' lung tumors, specify cancer types, and even identify altered genes driving abnormal cell growth, a new study shows.

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Day Blind Sheep Cured by Gene Therapy
Day Blind Sheep Cured by Gene Therapy
News   Sep 18, 2018

Back in 2009, researchers identified a herd of Awassi sheep suffering from "day blindness". As that term implies, these sheep were blind during the day (in bright light) but could see at night, in low-light conditions. After identifying the genetic basis of this blindness, researchers have now successfully used gene therapy to restore their daytime vision.

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CRISPR Screen Identifies Gene That Helps Cells Resist West Nile, Zika Viruses
CRISPR Screen Identifies Gene That Helps Cells Resist West Nile, Zika Viruses
News   Sep 18, 2018

CRISPR used to identify a gene which helps cells resist a nasty class of pathogens.

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Gene Editing Makes Mice Cocaine-Proof
Gene Editing Makes Mice Cocaine-Proof
News   Sep 17, 2018

A new paper has taken a ingenious route towards treating cocaine addicted mice – by developing a CRISPR-powered skin grafts that produce an anti-cocaine enzyme.

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Zika Birth Defect Severity Linked to Genetic Variation
Zika Birth Defect Severity Linked to Genetic Variation
News   Sep 17, 2018

Research finds that mothers of severely zika-affected infants were more likely to have variations in two genes essential for making adenylate cyclase, an enzyme important for the immune response, placental development and other cellular processes.

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New Biomarkers Help Decipher When Herpesvirus is Active
New Biomarkers Help Decipher When Herpesvirus is Active
News   Sep 17, 2018

Researchers have detected certain viral microRNAs which may serve as useful biomarkers under clinical conditions.

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Cells Make Trade-offs in Fight Against Rhinovirus Infection
Cells Make Trade-offs in Fight Against Rhinovirus Infection
News   Sep 17, 2018

Mechanistic link between environmental exposures and susceptibility to the common cold revealed.

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Call for Clarity After EU Ruling on Gene-Edited Crops
Call for Clarity After EU Ruling on Gene-Edited Crops
News   Sep 17, 2018

Leading research institutions call for the Government to address the implications of a European Union judicial ruling that classes gene-edited crops as Genetically Modified Organisms

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Study Identifies Skin Origins, Could Lead to Better Grafts
Study Identifies Skin Origins, Could Lead to Better Grafts
News   Sep 14, 2018

Role of p63 clarified in recent study, advances understanding of skin development.

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Fate Determination of T Cells
Fate Determination of T Cells
News   Sep 14, 2018

This knowledge can aid vaccine development, treatment of infections and moderation of autoimmune disease.

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