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More Anti-CRISPR Proteins to Block Cas9

By | December 29, 2016

The latest CRISPR deactivators to be discovered turn off the Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 widely used in genome editing.

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Fruit Bats Argue Using Nuanced Communication

By | December 29, 2016

Audio recordings of bats hashing out disputes reveals that their calls are laden with information about identity and intent.

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image: High-Profile Diabetes Study Retracted

High-Profile Diabetes Study Retracted

By | December 29, 2016

The results, which could not be replicated, suggested that a hormone increased pancreatic β cell proliferation, supplanting insulin as a front-line diabetes treatment in mice.

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image: Study: Dinosaurs Lost Teeth, Grew Bird-Like Beaks

Study: Dinosaurs Lost Teeth, Grew Bird-Like Beaks

By | December 28, 2016

Fossil analysis suggests members of at least one dinosaur species started out with full sets of teeth, only to lose them in adulthood and develop beaks instead.

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image: FDA Approves First Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

FDA Approves First Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

By | December 28, 2016

The oligonucleotide therapeutic will soon be available in the U.S.

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image: Cheetah Range Drops 90 Percent

Cheetah Range Drops 90 Percent

By | December 27, 2016

Estimating only 7,100 individuals remaining, researchers urge a reclassification of the species from vulnerable to endangered.

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Week in Review: December 19–23

By | December 23, 2016

More CRISPR enzymes found; exome study reveals novel disease associations; Ebola vaccine success; pregnancy-related brain changes; Year in Review

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image: UN Rejects Calls for Moratorium on Gene Drive Research

UN Rejects Calls for Moratorium on Gene Drive Research

By | December 23, 2016

Activists claim the technology is too risky, but scientists advise the United Nations to continue to support gene drive research.

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Oncologists have raised concerns about a mouse study that suggests the vaccine for human papillomavirus could cause brain damage.

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Ebola Vaccine Success

By | December 23, 2016

World Health Organization confirms further development of the first Ebola vaccine.

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