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The billion-dollar CRISPR patent battle: A case of big money shaping science

The 21st century is still young, but it may already have its era-defining patent fight.<p>The contestants are the University of California and the Broad Institute, a Harvard- and MIT-affiliated research foundation endowed by Los Angeles billionaire Eli Broad. At stake are the rights to a breakthrough …

Jennifer Doudna Has Won A CRISPR Gene-Editing Patent

A biotech startup has been issued a patent that involves CRISPR, the breakthrough gene-editing method that has sparked a nearly unprecedented intellectual property feud between some of the country's biggest institutions. But it's unclear what effect, if any, the patent will have on that fight.<p>The …

Genetics

Viruses Have Their Own Version of CRISPR

They use it to defend themselves against smaller viruses.<p>With all the buzz around CRISPR, the gene-editing technique that has instigated many an ethical debate and one acrimonious patent dispute, it would be easy to mistake it for a recent human invention. It’s not. Bacteria invented CRISPR …

Biology

CRISPR Is Going To Revolutionize Our Food System—And Start A New War Over GMOs

By Adele Peterslong Read<p>In five years, there might be a little CRISPR-edited corn in your breakfast cereal or CRISPR-edited wheat in your pasta. …

What Does The New CRISPR-Edited Mushroom Mean For Agriculture?

By Adele Peters4 minute Read<p>The mushrooms of the future may last a little longer on the shelf, and a certain type of corn will have better yields. …

Riding The Gene Editing Wave: Reflections On CRISPR/Cas9's Impressive Trajectory

CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing has captured the attention of the popular media, the scientific community and the investment world: The promise of going into a cell and precisely making changes in its genetic code to cure it of illness is certainly captivating. The opportunities to treat disease and …

A Sean Parker-backed cancer trial that would use CRISPR in humans for the first time just got a critical approval

A Sean Parker-backed clinical trial just got one step closer to becoming the first time the revolutionary gene-editing technology CRISPR is used in humans.<p>An National Institutes of Health panel on Tuesday ruled unanimously, with one abstention, to let the trial run. The FDA will still need to give …

CRISPR gene-editing approved for first human trials

Backed by Sean Parker, researchers aim to reprogram T cells to fight cancer.<p>A federal ethics and biosafety panel has approved the first ever human trials of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania aim to modify the immune system "T cells" in patients, …

Genetics

I played God with The Odin's DIY CRISPR Kit

And lo, it was glorious.<p>Twenty-three years after its cinematic debut, I finally understand where Alec Baldwin was coming from in the 1993 psychological thriller <i>Malice.</i> The power to bring life where once there was none is a potent drug. I was recently afforded the opportunity to create a new kind of …

CRISPR

First CRISPR Human Trial Approved in the U.S.

An advisory panel at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has approved a proposal to use the gene-editing technology CRISPR on human cells. It’s …

Research finds that students who study abroad are able to cope better with stress and can accomplish goals and targets easily

Sekhar Maddala<p>Saturday, February 04, 2017 Abroad, education, Lifestyle, Mental health, Psychology, Research, self-efficacy, study, University<p>A new …

Chinese scientists harness bacterial power in 3D printed microscopic pumps

Nov 16, 2015 | By Alec<p>With the quality of industrial 3D printing improving by leaps and bounds, it is now also increasingly being used on a …

Dental Care

Lasers and nanoparticles combine to allow metallic 3D printing in midair

By on May 18, 2016 at 4:20 pm<p>Traditional 3D printing has limits that have negatively impacted its usefulness. For one, almost all 3D printers use …

Living tissue 3D printing: Breakthrough could lead to creation of new organs

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOLResearchers at the University of Bristol have developed the bio-ink from stem cells<p>Researchers at the University of Bristol have …

How 3D printed coral structures could help save our coral reef ecosystems

Jul 9, 2016 | By Tess<p>For those who still doubt the effects of global warming and climate change, a quick look at the state of the world’s coral reefs …

This Artist Is Biohacking The Body To 3D-Print Fantastical Human Bones

By DJ Pangburn4 minute Read<p>Synthetic bone grafts–made of calcium phosphate ceramics, or from bone harvested from patients or cadavers–are nothing …

New Method of 3D Printing Electronics Transforms Electric Properties with a Flash of Light

The 3D printing industry never gets old – not yet, anyway. There’s too much that’s new every day, and I hope it stays that way. One particular …

This Designer Quit Architecture To Make Incredibly Cool Pastry

Dinara Kasko uses 3D printing and 3DSMax. But she’s making cake, not buildings.<p>Dinara Kasko spent her entire adult life studying to be an architect. But when it came time for her to actually start designing buildings, something about it left her cold. So she improvised. Now, the 27-year-old …

3D-printed 'hyperelastic bone' could be the future of reconstructive surgery

New material is promising, but has yet to be tested in humans<p>A new synthetic material called hyperelastic bone, or HB, could be "the next breakthrough" in reconstructive surgery, new research shows. The HB can be implanted under the skin as a scaffold for new bone to grow on, or used to replace …

3D-Printed Hyperelastic Bone Is Like Duct Tape For Bone Surgeons

HB, as it is known, is made from a mixture of hydroxyapatite—the main component of teeth and bones—and a polymer. The mixture can be 3D-printed into …

Just Paying Teachers More Won’t Stop Them From Quitting

Most educators don’t leave the classroom for higher pay.<p>At every stage, getting and keeping teachers in U.S. classrooms has become a challenge. Longtime teachers are retiring while mid-career and novice teachers are leaving for other pursuits. According to the National Center for Education …

Resources to Transform Math Mindset

Math Mindset<p>We frequently hear students (and even teachers) make comments such as "I'm not good at math" or "I'm just not a math person." …

The Best Teacher I Never Had

Thirty years ago I went on vacation and fell for Richard Feynman.<p>A friend and I were planning a trip together and wanted to mix a little learning in …

Vinod Khosla: You don’t need a CEO, You Need a Founder to Lead & Innovate

Written by Andrew Broadbent on Startup Grind<p>“No board,” with only a few hours of exposure to a company every 6 weeks, “is qualified to make any …

10 Setbacks which entrepreneurs must overcome

Share16<p>Tweet<p>Share20<p>+13<p>Shares 39<p>The most successful people will tell you that at some point in their careers, they thought they were going to fail. …

12 incredible women you've never heard of who changed science forever

ShutterstockSure, most people have heard of Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin, Jane Goodall and Sally Ride.But for every female scientist whose work …

Researchers Find the ‘Holy Grail’ of Soft Robotics

A breakthrough for artificial, robotic muscles.<p>Robots are increasingly able to outperform humans in a variety of mundane tasks (and even in more technical areas like surgery), but for all that efficiency they are still by and large one trick ponies. Most robots are designed to perform one very …

Major breakthrough against heart failure after scientists use stem cells in 'astonishing' trial which could help millions

Heart attack patients who were not expected to live are fit and healthy after scientists regenerated their hearts with stem cells in a ground-breaking trial which could help millions of people with heart failure.<p>The research is the first to show that scarring of heart muscle, associated with a …

Chinese doctors succeed in rare 3D-printed vertebrae implant

The 3D-printed vertebrae measured 19 centimeters, the longest ever in a successful operation.[Photo/Xinhua] Chinese doctors set a new record in a …