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CRISPR Therapy to Enter Trials

By | July 25, 2016

Researchers in China will use the CRISPR-Cas9 system to edit T cells extracted from patients with cancer before those cells are returned to the body to target malignant ones.

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Zika Update

By | July 22, 2016

Possible case of locally acquired infection in Florida; experimental vaccine approved for US clinical trials

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Week in Review: July 18–22

By | July 22, 2016

Organoids versus animal models; mapping the human cortex; how hyperglycemia affects the brain; delivering drugs to tumors with engineered bacteria; neurons compete for memory space 

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Different Brains, Similar Wiring

By | July 22, 2016

The brains of primates and mice follow the same exponential rule of connectivity, according to a study.

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Life Sciences Search Engine

By | July 22, 2016

A startup aims to make doing research easier by mining publications for research products, protocols, and potential collaborators.

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Lab Legos

By | July 20, 2016

3-D printed components allow researchers to construct custom-made instruments.

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The same genes can make people more sensitive to their experiences, “for better of for worse,” psychologists argue.

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Distinguishing Circulating Tumor from Normal Cell-Free DNA

By | July 19, 2016

Fragments of circulating DNA from tumors are around 20 to 30 base pairs shorter than those from healthy cells, researchers report.

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Greece Gets Its First Science Agency

By | July 18, 2016

Researchers in the debt-wracked Mediterranean country are celebrating investment in a government agency that will fund research.

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GM Mosquitoes Reduce Dengue Cases in Brazil

By | July 18, 2016

Field data from the biotech company Oxitec show that releasing genetically modified male mosquitoes whose offspring die helped reduce dengue cases by 90 percent in one year.

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