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CRISPR and Genome Editing – News and Features

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qPCR vs dPCR: Choosing the Right PCR Technology To Suit Your Experimental Needs

How can you identify which technique is best suited to your research requirements? In this article, we explore the advantages of qPCR and dPCR, considering specific applications and deliverable metrics to help you choose the right technology to suit your experimental needs.
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Exploring the Microbiome Reveals Novel Treatments for Genetic Disorders

A new CRISPR-Cas9 molecule produced by a bacterium in the gut microbiome could have clinical potential to treat genetic diseases.
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Brain’s Arousal Center Plays Important Role in Visual Attention

The part of the brain involved in the body's response to stress or panic plays a specific role in visual sensory processing as well.
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Programmable Living Materials Created Using Synthetic Biology and 3D Printing

Scientists are harnessing cells to make new materials that can grow, repair themselves and even respond to their environment.
Someone holding out a test tube and a DNA double helix.

Electricity Could Make Cells More Receptive to Certain Gene Therapies

A team of researchers in electrical engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has developed a stimulating method that could make the human body more receptive to certain gene therapies.
Protein structures.

Researchers Stumble Upon a New Approach for Treating Degenerative Diseases

A paper out of UC Santa Barbara reveals a new connection between a particular ion transport protein and the cell’s garbage disposal, which grinds up misfolded proteins to stave off their toxic accumulation.
An immune cell.

Novel Method for Studying Protein Modifications Provides Insights Into T-Cell Activity

Researchers have used a new method to shed light on proteins that form complex signaling pathways in disease-fighting T cells and their modifications.
Diabetes equipment.

Experimental Drug “Hides” Pancreas Cells in Type 1 Diabetes Mouse Models

Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say that an experimental monoclonal antibody drug called mAb43 appears to prevent and reverse the onset of clinical type 1 diabetes in mice, and in some cases, to lengthen the animals’ lifespan.
A scientist behind a screen.

CRISPR Edits RNA in Living Cells

A team published research this week that shows how RNA, the close chemical cousin to DNA, can be edited using CRISPRs. The work reveals a new process in human cells that has potential for treating a wide variety of genetic diseases.
Cancer cells.

Biomarkers Linked to Cell Therapy Response for Bone Marrow Tumors Identified

In a recent clinical study, researchers identified several biomarkers that are associated with the response to CAR T cell therapy in multiple myeloma, a malignant tumour disease in the bone marrow.