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Can “Gene Writing” Deliver What Gene Editing Can’t?
A biotech startup called Tessera Therapeutics has made a splash with its claims about the trademarked technology. Is the excitement justified?
Can “Gene Writing” Deliver What Gene Editing Can’t?
Can “Gene Writing” Deliver What Gene Editing Can’t?

A biotech startup called Tessera Therapeutics has made a splash with its claims about the trademarked technology. Is the excitement justified?

A biotech startup called Tessera Therapeutics has made a splash with its claims about the trademarked technology. Is the excitement justified?

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Microglia as Therapeutic Targets in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Sruthi S. Balakrishnan | Oct 1, 2021 | 10+ min read
Pharmaceutical companies ramp up efforts to get the brain’s immune cells to help treat Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions, but not everyone agrees the approach will be effective.
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Quest for Research Freedom Fuels African Biotech Boom
Linda Nordling | Jul 1, 2021 | 6 min read
Tired of dancing to the tunes of international funders, and doubtful that long-promised national grants will come, a handful of African biomedical scientists have turned to private investors to bankroll their dreams of autonomy in the lab.
The Rise of Cannabis Extraction Labs
Chemyx Inc. | Nov 20, 2020 | 5 min read
Scientists in cannabis extraction laboratories are bravely pioneering a new field of agro-chemical engineering.
The MSC: Regeneration Orchestrator
The Scientist Staff | Nov 16, 2020 | 7 min read
Scientists uncover the promise of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), also known as medicinal signaling cells, to modulate the immune system and regenerate tissue.
Starting a New Lab
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 6, 2020 | 1 min read
Advice for new principal investigators starting their first research laboratories!
Gene Therapy Finds a Fertile Home in Ohio
Shawna Williams | Jan 13, 2020 | 8 min read
The midwestern state has quietly laid the groundwork for a biotech hub.
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FBI Investigates uBiome for Financial Misconduct
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 29, 2019 | 1 min read
Federal agents searched the offices of the personal microbiome testing company in San Francisco on April 26 following allegations of improperly billing health insurers.
AI App Identifies Rare Genetic Disorders from Photos of Patients’ Faces
Catherine Offord | Jan 8, 2019 | 2 min read
Deep-learning algorithms could help doctors narrow in on the causes of certain medical conditions, say researchers.
Startups Plan the Health Data Gold Rush
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2018 | 8 min read
Companies are building platforms based on blockchain technology to let individuals control and directly profit from their genomic and medical information.
Opinion: A Modest Proposal to Address NIH Insanity
Henry J. Rozycki | Aug 22, 2018 | 4 min read
Silicon Valley’s early-stage funding model could address a dearth of opportunities for young investigators just launching new projects.
Life Sciences Search Engine
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 22, 2016 | 1 min read
A startup aims to make doing research easier by mining publications for research products, protocols, and potential collaborators.
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