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Combatting Viruses with RNA-Targeted CRISPR

By | April 27, 2015

Scientists reengineer a Cas9 enzyme that naturally targets bacterial RNA to stymie hepatitis C inside human cells.

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Merck Snaps Up Biotech for $3.85B

By | June 10, 2014

The drug giant will acquire Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Idenix Pharmaceuticals, which is focused on developing treatments for hepatitis C.

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Study: Coffee Cuts Cancer Risk

By | April 10, 2014

Evidence presented at AACR suggests that daily coffee consumption may cut a person’s risk of developing a form of liver cancer.

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Viral in Valencia

By | October 1, 2013

A genetic analysis that tracks the evolution of pathogens helped incriminate a Spanish anesthetist who infected hundreds of patients with hepatitis C.

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Lab Tubes Contaminated with Virus

By | September 20, 2013

A novel virus thought to have come from human samples appears to have been derived from seawater during the manufacture of tubes used to extract DNA.  

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Phylogenetics Sheds Light on Crime

By | July 29, 2013

Researchers reconstructed the evolutionary histories of hepatitis C virus samples to confirm that a Spanish anesthesiologist infected 275 of his patients.

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The Organist

By | May 1, 2013

When molecular biology methods failed her, Sangeeta Bhatia turned to engineering and microfabrication to build a liver from scratch.

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Canadian Scientist Declines Award

By | March 25, 2013

A University of Alberta researcher refuses to accept a prestigious scientific award because he thought two of his collaborators should have also been honored.

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Great Ape Research Decision

By | March 12, 2013

The NIH will decide what to do with its research chimpanzees by the end of this month.

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“Alive” and In Focus

By | October 1, 2012

Imaging viruses in action

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