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Berkeley CRISPR Inventors Get Another Important European Patent
Jim Daley | Mar 12, 2018
This is the second patent the European Patent Office has issued to the institutions of Jennifer Doudna, Emmanuelle Charpentier, and colleagues.
Image of the Day: Glowing Larva
Staff | Mar 9, 2018
Researchers identified a gene in mosquitoes that moderates their susceptibility to malaria parasite infection.
New Enzyme Makes CRISPR More Powerful
Shawna Williams | Mar 2, 2018
xCas9 enables more precisely targeted gene editing.
New Methods to Detect CRISPR Off-Target Mutations
Sandeep Ravindran | Mar 1, 2018
Researchers have developed a variety of techniques to detect when CRISPR misses the mark.
New CRISPR-Based Tools Flag Genetic Sequences and Log Data
Diana Kwon | Feb 16, 2018
SHERLOCK and DETECTR can identify particular nucleic acid sequences, while CAMERA records events in human and bacterial cells.
Stem Cells Made by Modifying the Epigenome with CRISPR
Abby Olena | Jan 25, 2018
Researchers use the technique to turn on
in mouse embryonic fibroblasts and convert them into pluripotent cells.
Researchers Discover 10 New Immune Systems in Bacteria
Jim Daley | Jan 25, 2018
The findings more than double the number of known defense mechanisms, piquing the interests of molecular biology tool developers.
Immunity May Make CRISPR-Based Therapies Ineffective
Jim Daley | Jan 10, 2018
Researchers identify antibodies for two commonly used Cas9 proteins in human blood. Investors take notice.
2017 in Quotes
Catherine Offord | Dec 28, 2017
Gender discrimination, Brexit, and climate change are among the issues that have received considerable attention from the scientific community this year.
Top Technical Advances in 2017
Shawna Williams | Dec 24, 2017
The year’s most impressive achievements include new methods to extend CRISPR editing, patch-clamp neurons hands-free, and analyze the contents of live cells.