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More CRISPR Proteins Discovered

By Jef Akst | October 23, 2015

Researchers identify three new proteins that may serve as alternatives to Cas9.

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Following FDA OK, 23andMe to Expand Health Prediction

By Kerry Grens | October 21, 2015

The personal genomics firm is ramping up its suite of disease-related genetic tests.

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Genetically Engineered Dogs

By Jef Akst | October 21, 2015

Researchers in China delete the myostatin gene in beagles, creating animals with twice the muscle mass.

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Antioxidants May Aid Cancer

By Kerry Grens | October 16, 2015

Mice given a dietary supplement had faster-progressing melanoma, a study shows.

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Tethering Transposons

By Ruth Williams | October 15, 2015

Panoramix, a newly identified transcription repressor, takes the bounce out of jumping genes.

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Growing Placenta-Generating Cells

By Jef Akst | October 14, 2015

Researchers derive trophoblast stem cells from mouse fibroblasts, paving the way for cell therapy for placental dysfunction diseases.

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Ancient African DNA Hints at Eurasian Migration

By Bob Grant | October 13, 2015

A 4,500-year-old genome, extracted from the skeleton of an Ethiopian man, bears the marks of human migration from Europe back into Africa.

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Stem Cell Therapy In Utero

By Kerry Grens | October 13, 2015

An upcoming clinical trial aims to correct for a disease of fragile bones in affected babies before they are born.

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Explaining Elephants’ Cancer Resistance

By Jef Akst | October 13, 2015

Two studies reveal that the giant mammals have dozens of extra copies of a cancer-preventing gene.

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Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation

By Kerry Grens | October 12, 2015

Despite known problems with contamination and mislabeled cell lines, most researchers continue to operate without authenticating cells’ identity.

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