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Flux and Uncertainty in the CRISPR Patent Landscape

By | October 1, 2017

The battle for the control of the intellectual property surrounding CRISPR-Cas9 is as storied and nuanced as the technology itself.

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Infographic: Macrophages Around the Body

By | October 1, 2017

In addition to circulating in the blood as immune sentinels, macrophages play specialized roles in different organs around the body.

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Infographic: Writing with DNA

By | October 1, 2017

Researchers devise numerous strategies to encode information into nucleic acids.

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Macrophages Are the Ultimate Multitaskers

By | October 1, 2017

From guiding branching neurons in the developing brain to maintaining a healthy heartbeat, there seems to be no job that the immune cells can’t tackle.

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Water Level in a Cell Can Determine Its Fate

By | September 27, 2017

Adding or removing water changes how stem cells differentiate.

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Synthetic Genomics Faces Gender Discrimination Suit

By | September 21, 2017

A former employee alleges that J. Craig Venter and others at his company treated women unfairly.

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image: CRISPR Used in Human Embryos to Probe Gene Function

CRISPR Used in Human Embryos to Probe Gene Function

By | September 20, 2017

OCT4 is necessary for blastocyst formation in the human embryo, researchers report.

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A study of a simple marine animal suggests that the common ancestor of cnidarians and bilaterians may have had three germ layers instead of two.

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Organs on Chips

By | August 28, 2017

Scientists hope that these devices will one day replace animal models of disease and help advance personalized medicine.

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Custom-Made Molecules

By | August 21, 2017

A new prototype machine can make the biological molecules of one’s choice from digital DNA sequences.

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