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CRISPR: No Cutting Required

By | August 4, 2016

Combining a modified Cas9 enzyme with an unrelated one derived from the immune system of the sea lamprey, researchers demonstrate yet another way to edit a single DNA nucleotide. 


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Advances in Genome Editing

By | April 20, 2016

Researchers develop a CRISPR-based technique that efficiently corrects point mutations without cleaving DNA.


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New Way to Edit Genes

By | October 1, 2015

Researchers develop a more-efficient method for rewriting DNA that could hold therapeutic value for HIV and other diseases.


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Age-Old Questions

By | March 1, 2015

How do we age, and can we slow it down?

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How We Age

By | March 1, 2015

From DNA damage to cellular miscommunication, aging is a mysterious and multifarious process.


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Wrangling Retrotransposons

By , and | March 1, 2015

These mobile genetic elements can wreak havoc on the genome. Researchers are now trying to understand how such activity contributes to the aging process.


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Beneficial Brew

By | June 1, 2014

Drinking green tea appears to boost the activity of DNA repair enzymes.


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Maria Spies: Molecular Machinist

By | April 1, 2014

Associate Professor, Biochemistry, University of Iowa, Age: 40


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Brain Activity Breaks DNA

By | March 24, 2013

Researchers find that temporary double-stranded DNA breaks commonly result from normal neuron activation—but expression of an Alzheimer’s-linked protein increases the damage.


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Why Women’s Eggs Don’t Last

By | February 13, 2013

As reproductive tissues age, DNA repair mechanisms become less efficient, causing genomic damage to accumulate.


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