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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.
Circulating Mitochondrial DNA Alerts Immune System to Danger
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2018
In response to short DNA fragments, lymphocytes release mitochondrial DNA that helps trigger an immune response.
How to Successfully Collaborate with Industry
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 1, 2018
In efforts to translate basic-science results into pharmaceuticals and other technologies, success cannot be taken for granted.
Eat Yourself to Live: Autophagy’s Role in Health and Disease
Vikramjit Lahiri and Daniel J. Klionsky | Mar 1, 2018
New details of the molecular process by which our cells consume themselves point to therapeutic potential.
Stem Cell Vaccine Protects Mice From Cancer
Ruth Williams | Feb 15, 2018
Stem cells and cancer cells have enough molecular similarities that the former can be used to trigger immunity against the latter.
Researchers Develop Potential Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
Catherine Offord | Feb 2, 2018
The test uses levels of plasma amyloid-β to estimate the buildup of protein plaques in the brain.
Researchers Learn from Plant Viruses to Protect Crops
Claire Asher | Feb 1, 2018
Plants are locked in an ancient arms race with hostile viruses, but genome editing is giving crops the upper hand.
How Viruses Attack Plants
Claire Asher | Jan 31, 2018
Viruses are incapable of reproducing without the help of a host, whose cells copy their genetic material and fabricate the building blocks of new virus particles.
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.
CRISPR Trial for Cancer Patients Proposed
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 19, 2018
US researchers could become the first outside China to use the gene-editing technique in the clinic.