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More CRISPR Improvements

By Jef Akst | January 25, 2016

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, boost the CRISPR/Cas9 system’s gene-editing success rate in short pieces of DNA.

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Nutrient-Control for GM Bacteria

By Jef Akst | January 20, 2016

Genetically modified bacteria that don’t survive unless given an unnatural amino acid could serve as a new control measure to protect wild organisms and ecosystems against accidental release. 

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Another Role for ApoE?

By Ashley P. Taylor | January 20, 2016

Key Alzheimer’s disease–related protein may be a transcriptional regulator.

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Mutant Mosquitoes Deployed to Stop Zika, Dengue

By Kerry Grens | January 19, 2016

A Brazilian town will ramp up the release of insects engineered to shrink mosquito populations.

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GM Paper Flagged by Politician Retracted

By Kerry Grens | January 18, 2016

One of three suspect publications from a group of scientists in Italy is pulled for plagiarism while an investigation is ongoing.

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Thermo Fisher to Acquire Affymetrix

By Tracy Vence | January 11, 2016

The boards of both companies have agreed to a $1.3 billion deal, which is subject to Affymetrix shareholder approval.

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Disease-Linked Genes Questioned

By Jef Akst | January 6, 2016

Many patients with genetic variations linked to cardiac disorders do not exhibit any symptoms, raising concerns about the validity of incidental findings of genetic tests.

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TS Picks: CRISPR Patent Edition

By Kerry Grens | January 5, 2016

A challenge to the first CRISPR patent just got teeth.

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CRISPR Improves Disease in Adult Mice

By Kerry Grens | January 4, 2016

Three groups of researchers used the gene-editing method to restore a protein deficient in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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All Together Now

By Mary Beth Aberlin | January 1, 2016

Understanding the biological roots of cooperation might help resolve some of the biggest scientific challenges we face.

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