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Novel Method Could Accelerate DNA Synthesis

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 19, 2018

The new technique uses an enzyme found in vertebrate immune systems to attach nucleotides to a growing strand.  

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Theranos Leaders Indicted For Fraud

By Ashley Yeager | June 18, 2018

Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges that allege the company’s promise to revolutionize blood testing swindled investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars and put patients in danger.

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Infographic: Gassy Genes

By Ruth Williams | June 1, 2018

Soil scientists get bacteria to report on what their neighbors are up to.

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Determining which products of advanced biotechnology are deserving of legal protections is essential to our own social architecture.

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In an ongoing legal battle, the University of California, Berkeley has challenged the Broad Institute’s patent claims on the gene editing technology.

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SHERLOCK and DETECTR can identify particular nucleic acid sequences, while CAMERA records events in human and bacterial cells.

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We are on the cusp of yet another revolution in how we feed the populace.

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Growing Awareness

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2018

University of California, Riverside, plant biologist Katie Dehesh explains the importance of agricultural research.

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2018

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

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Biotech stocks fell in response to the news. 

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