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Zinc Finger Model Promising for Gene Therapy

Taking a step towards gene therapies for a broader range of health conditions, researchers have developed a novel technology that can engineer proteins to target any stretch of DNA in the human genome.

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AI Creates Original Proteins From Scratch

An AI system has been developed by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, that can generate artificial proteins from scratch.
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Model Shows How Bacterial Chatterboxes Communicate

A mathematical model has been created explaining how bacteria communicate within a larger ecosystem. By understanding how this process works, researchers can predict what actions may elicit certain environmental responses from a bacterial community.
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High-Tech System Can Detect Gas Leaks in Residential Lines

Ultrasonic sensors could be used to detect leaks, weakness and discrepancies in the high-density polyethylene pipes that deliver natural gas to homes.
A person speaks into a microphone.

Speech Alterations May Be the First Sign of Parkinson's

Changes to speech associated with early-stage Parkinson's, including slower and more fragmented speech, can be identified by AI.
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More Accurate Computational Tool for Long-Read RNA Sequencing Developed

Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have developed a new computational tool that can more accurately discover and quantify RNA molecules from error-prone long-read RNA sequencing data.
Reconstruction of the structure of a virus, represented by twisting colored ribbons and white lines.

"Live" Virus Computationally Reconstructed in Its Entirety in World First

Researchers have created the first ever computer reconstruction of a virus, including its complete native genome, that replicates the exact chemical and 3D structure of a "live" virus.
Red dots representing human blood.

Machine Learning Model Differentiates Those With Cancer From Healthy Individuals

A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin­–Madison has successfully combined genomics with machine learning in the quest to develop accessible tests that allow earlier detection of cancer.
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Digital Microbes Used To Simulate Treatment Responses

Researchers have created a database of over 7,000 digital microbes that can be used for drug treatment simulations.
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AlphaFold and AI Accelerate Design of New Liver Cancer Drug

A new study has successfully used AlphaFold, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered protein structure database, to accelerate the design and synthesis of a drug to treat the most common type of primary liver cancer.