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CRISPR and Genome Editing – News and Features

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Gene-Editing Therapy Yields Positive Results for Sickle Cell Patients

An experimental one-time gene-editing cell therapy for sickle cell disease has shown promise in trials.
Double helix structure of DNA.
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Ancestral Differences Affect Performance of CRISPR-Cas9 Guides in Human Cells

New research shows that many of these CRISPR screening experiments rely on components, called CRISPR/Cas9 guides, that do not perform equally well in cells from people of all ancestries, which can cause CRISPR screens to miss cancer dependencies.
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Researchers Engineer Plants To Produce Breast Milk Sugars

Plants that have been genetically engineered to produce breast milk sugars could help improve infant formula.
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CRISPR Technique Successfully Applied to Resilient Tardigrade Species

For the first time, researchers from the University of Tokyo successfully edited genes using the CRISPR technique in a highly resilient tardigrade species previously impossible to study with genome-editing tools.
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CRISPR-Cas9 Editing in Plants: What's the Latest Research?

In this article, we take a look at the latest advancements in research applying multiplex CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to plants.
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Researchers Engineer High-Yield Yellow-Seeded Camelina

Plant biochemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have harnessed this knowledge to create a new high-yielding oilseed crop variety.
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Bacteria in the Human Microbiome Help Counter Salmonella Infections

Researchers have identified two mechanisms by which Klebsiella bacteria can combat the spread of Salmonella in the gut.
Sugarcane seedlings.
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CRISPR Gene Editing Fine-Tunes Leaf Angle in Sugarcane

Sugarcane has the most complex genome of all crops. This complexity means that improving sugarcane through conventional breeding is challenging. Because of this, researchers turn to gene editing tools, such as the CRISPR/Cas9 system.
Double helix structure of DNA.
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Enhanced Gene Editing System Enables Therapeutic Gene-Sized Edits in Human Cells

The gene-editing approach uses prime editors and evolved enzymes called recombinases, and could pave the way to effective one-size-fits-all gene therapies for diseases such as cystic fibrosis.
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Essential Ant Protein Enables Sense of Smell and Stops Cell Death

The protein Orco is crucial for the development of olfactory cells in ants, finds a new study that offers insights into the molecular and cellular basis of animal communication.
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