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Biotech Company Claims To Have Successfully Used Gene Therapy In Attempt To Reverse Aging

In what they are claiming is a world first, biotech company BioViva has announced that they have used gene therapy to lengthen the caps on the end of …

The quiet revolutionary: How the co-discovery of CRISPR explosively changed Emmanuelle Charpentier’s life

The microbiologist spent years moving labs and relishing solitude. Then her work on gene-editing thrust her into the scientific spotlight.<p>Emmanuelle …

Genetics

Bacterial Genome Editing with CRISPR-Cas9: Deletion, Integration, Single Nucleotide Modification, and Desirable "Clean" Mutant Selection in Clostri... - PubMed

2016 Jul 15;5(7):721-32. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.6b00060. Epub 2016 Apr 26.<p>Bacterial Genome Editing with CRISPR-Cas9: Deletion, Integration, Single …

A DNA Sequencer in Every Pocket

A biotech company is building devices that will allow people to decipher genes in remote jungles, at sea, or even in space—and they say they’re just getting started.<p>Aboard the International Space Station, six people are currently orbiting the planet at 17,000 miles per hour, taking in fifteen …

Microsoft is turning DNA into the ultimate storage device

Imagine that future civilisations are looking for evidence of us. Digital human life. And they find nothing.<p>No Buzzfeed. No Slack. No GitHub. Nothing.<p>That’s actually a distinct possibility as the current means of storing our increasingly large digital past exist only virtually, are inefficient and …

This revolutionary genome-editing technique could repair disease-causing mutations

For all the hoopla about CRISPR, the revolutionary genome-editing technology has a dirty little secret: It's a very messy business. Scientists …

Genetics

Clay nanotube-biopolymer composite scaffolds for tissue engineering - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

The fabrication of a prototype tissue having functional properties close to the natural ones is crucial for effective transplantation. Tissue …

What Are Analysts Saying About Q1 At Biotech's Big 4? Amgen, Biogen, Celgene, Gilead

Biotech’s big four companies in terms of sales, profits and clout have all reported on their first-quarter earnings. During this tumultuous time for the industry, with drug pricing practices under scrutiny, how did the industry leaders perform on their main financial metrics?<p>Let’s take these in …

Biotechnology

Gene-trification? Inside the Brooklyn lab where you can splice your own DNA

The biohacking movement has created a wealth of options for hobbyist scientists. In Brooklyn, a DIY lab offers a place for the curious to dabble<p>On a crowded stretch of Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, on the seventh floor of a building gentrification forgot, is a place where you can dabble in genetic …

hobbyist

God's Red Pencil? CRISPR and the Three Myths of Precise Genome Editing

For the benefit of those parts of the world where public acceptance of biotechnology is incomplete, a public relations blitz is at full tilt. It …

Scientists double life expectancy for embryos in petri dishes, raising ethical concerns

When scientists grow human embryos for lab research, they end their experiments at the 14-day mark. Until now, these internationally accepted guidelines (and the laws formed around them) have been largely self-regulating: The record for in-vitro gestation was just nine days, and most labs struggled …

Biotech company gets approval for experiments trying to reverse brain death - ExtremeTech

By on May 6, 2016 at 9:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Brain death is normally seen as …

Stem Cells

The best of Japan in a four-minute video

For those of you with the post-sakura and/or post-Golden Week blues, here's a little reminder of all the pretty things our lovely Japan has to offer. …

Japan

Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden - Quiet Corner

DIY Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden<p>With winter now firmly behind us, some homeowners are busy tending to their revitalized garden and …

The 24 best universities in the world

English-speaking universities continue to dominate the world, according to a new ranking from the Times Higher Education supplement released Thursday.<p>…