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CRISPR and Genome Editing – News and Features

A cancer cell is attacked by T cells.

CAR T-Cell Therapy Could Be Adapted for Solid Tumors, Study Finds

CAR T-cell therapy could be adapted to target solid tumors, potentially transforming cancer treatment.
Cancer cells.

New Potential Target for Leukemia Therapy Identified

A team of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators discovered that a subset of myeloid and lymphoid leukemias depend on a molecular complex called PI3Kgamma for survival.
Two researchers in a lab.

CRISPR Gene Editing Therapy Improved Vision in Trial for Inherited Blindness

Results from a clinical trial of CRISPR gene editing in 14 individuals with a form of inherited blindness show that the treatment is safe and led to measurable improvements in 11 of the participants treated.
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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.
A strand of DNA, with one section lit up.

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.
A diagram of the brain, superimposed on a person's head.

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.
Two images showing growth of the biomaterial from day 1 to day 14.

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.