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CRISPRi-Controlled Gene Expression

By | March 10, 2016

A variation of the gene-editing technique can more precisely and efficiently downregulate the expression of target genes than traditional CRISPR/Cas9.

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Student Fights Harassment with Wikipedia

By | March 10, 2016

Every time Emily Temple-Wood receives an inappropriate email, she writes a Wikipedia entry about a woman scientist.

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A study suggests bats in Asia could have genes that protect them from the fungal infection that is decimating bat populations in North America.

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Surgery, Stem Cells Treat Cataracts

By | March 10, 2016

A surgical technique that removes the lens but leaves endogenous stem cells to allow lens regrowth shows promise in animal and early human trials.

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CRISPR Patent Investigation to Begin

By | March 9, 2016

The US Patent and Trademark Office is set to launch its “patent interference” inquiry into the competing patents on the gene-editing technology.

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How to Use P-Values Correctly

By | March 9, 2016

The American Statistical Association offers guidance on best practices for the oft-misused tool.

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TS Picks: March 9, 2016

By | March 9, 2016

CRISPR-edited animals; reasons for retractions; biotech in Austin

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More Support for Allergen-Exposure Strategy

By | March 8, 2016

A second study finds evidence that feeding children peanuts could help prevent them from developing allergies to the legume later in life.

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Zika and Birth Defects

By | March 8, 2016

A study provides stronger evidence for the causal link between Zika infection and microcephaly, and warns of a host of other birth defects associated with the virus.

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Macchiarini Coauthor Removed From Paper

By | March 7, 2016

A whistleblower asked to have his named pulled from a study led by the embattled surgeon.

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