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A new Monsanto-backed company is on the verge of producing the first fruit made with a blockbuster gene-editing tool that could revolutionize agriculture

In a move aimed at securing a place in the rapidly evolving food technology scene, the agricultural giant Monsanto has invested $125 million in a gene-editing startup called Pairwise.<p>The alliance could tee up Monsanto, long known for its controversial dealings with farmers and its role in …

Agriculture

Un compuesto del tomate rebaja la capacidad de infección de las bacterias

MADRID, 27 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -<p>Un estudio liderado por el Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) ha descubierto que <b>el compuesto</b> …

Revelado el origen evolutivo de los miembros de los vertebrados

MADRID, 19 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -<p>Las primeras criaturas que se arrastaron hasta tierra firme recurrieron a la aleta dorsal única, o dorso, común a …

Un Sant Jordi de ciencia

Desde enfermedades inventadas por nuestro cerebro, hasta viajes imposibles con la mente a los confines del universo conocido, pasando por las claves …

Así es Júpiter, el extraño mundo al que ha llegado Juno

La nave espacial Juno ha entrado esta madrugada en la órbita de Júpiter después de un viaje de casi cinco años y 2.800 millones de kilómetros. Estas …

'Civil war' in immune system can fight disease

<b>The immune system can be trained to attack itself to reverse a devastating autoimmune disease, in animal studies.</b><p>US researchers treated <i>Pemphigus vulgaris</i> in mice by instigating civil war within the immune system, and say the approach could work in people.<p>Experts said the treatment, published in the …

Immunotherapy

Las proteínas unidas al ADN afectan la eficiencia de la reparación de lesiones mutagénicas - Genética Médica

<b>Abel Gonzalez-Perez1, Jordi Deu-Pons2, Nuria Lopez-Bigas2,3</b><p><i>1</i> <i>Research Unit on Biomedical Informatics, Institut Hospital del Mar d’Investigacions</i> …

What You Need to Know About the Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug That Just Arrived in the US | VICE News

<b>This story is part of a partnership between MedPage Today</b> <i>and VICE News.</i><p>A bacteria strain that is resistant to what doctors consider the antibiotic of last resort has been reported in a patient for the first time in the United States, prompting concern among public health officials who fear the …

Medicine

Zika's link to Guillain-Barre syndrome revealed

During a seven-month outbreak of Zika virus infection that ended in April 2014, health officials in French Polynesia noticed an uptick in the number of patients showing up at hospitals with a rare but dangerous constellation of symptoms known as Guillain-Barre syndrome.<p>Typically in the wake of a …

Public Health

¿Sabías que Puedes Ganar Dinero con Tus Fotos en Internet?

Mayte: ¡Hola! Hoy nos acompaña Carlos Sánchez Pereyra, que nos va a presentar el primer artículo de una serie dedicada a explicar las claves para …

Las series de TV llegan a PelisMagnet, el Popcorn Time en español

Después de un subidón de popularidad tremendo, han llegado las series en PelisMagnet, la aplicación que ha recibido el apodo de “El Popcorn Time en …

Major insight into killer pancreatic cancer

<b>Pancreatic cancer is at least four separate diseases each with a different cause and needing a different treatment, scientists have discovered.</b><p>The researchers say the knowledge will lead to new drugs targeting the Achilles' heel of each patient's cancer and that they have already seen some …

Cancer

"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

Genetics

CDC investigating 14 potential cases of sexually transmitted Zika

Federal and state health officials are investigating 14 new reports of potential sexual transmission of the Zika virus, including several cases involving pregnant women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention disclosed Tuesday.<p>In at least two of these U.S. cases, infection was confirmed in …

Public Health

Zika virus: Colombian doctors report hike in rare nerve disorder cases

Amid mounting global concerns over the Zika virus, Colombian doctors say they are seeing a hike in cases of a rare disorder, in which the body’s immune system attacks the nerves.<p>It was just recently that health officials announced that three people, who had died of Guillain-Barre, were also …

Is homework stupid?

The average American high-school student spends seven hours a week on homework. The average for students across all developed countries is about five hours (pdf).<p>Is it all a colossal waste of time?<p>Mark Barnes, a former teacher and author, says yes. He tells Quartz his experience teaching, and …

Teaching

Startling new finding: 600 million years ago, a biological mishap changed everything

If life is effectively an endless series of photocopies, as DNA is transcribed and passed on from one being to the next, then evolution is the high-stakes game of waiting for the copier to get it wrong.<p>Too wrong, and you’ll live burdened by a maladaptive mutation or genetic disorder. Worse, you …

Biology

Improved Version Of CRISPR Gene Editing Tool Eliminates Errors

It is not called CRISPEST, however<p>From curing genetic diseases to bringing back extinct species, the applications for gene editing tool CRISPR seem as limitless as the human imagination. And though the enzyme complex is more precise and easier to use than many of its predecessors, it occasionally …

Genetics

Un estudio ha permitido la identificación de 103 genes cuya mutación es responsable de la progresión del cáncer –de los que 71 son nuevos– y …

Guía para diseñar secuencia didactica

Una mujer afirma haber recibido terapia génica no aprobada para frenar la vejez

¿Puede el envejecimiento ralentizarse utilizando la terapia génica para <b>realizar cambios permanentes en el ADN de una persona</b>?<p>Una mujer de Seattle …

Reactivación de genes virales antiguos del genoma humano en algunos tipos de esclerosis lateral amiotrófica - Genética Médica

<i>Amparo Tolosa, Genética Médica News</i><p>Neuronas. Imagen cortesía de Dr. La Padula.<p>Aproximadamente un 8% de nuestro genoma está formado por retrovirus …

Turning cancer back into healthy tissue

<b>Scientists believe they may have found a way to turn cancerous cells back into healthy tissue.</b><p>Their lab-based work suggests there is a biological step that can restore normality and stop cells replicating out of control.<p>When the US researchers added molecules called microRNAs, it put the brakes on …

Cancer

Why elephants could hold the cure for cancer

Elephants carry 20 copies of a tumour suppressing gene called TP53 which stops damaged DNA reproducing and causing tumours, scientists have found<p>Elephants may hold the key to fighting cancer after scientists found that they carry a large number of genes which suppress tumours.<p>Researchers have long …

Cancer

DNA detectives win Nobel Prize for cancer cure breakthrough

British based Tomas Lindahl was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry for discovering that DNA must be able to repair itself when damaged<p>Scientists who discovered how cells repair damaged DNA, a breakthrough which could lead to a cure for cancer, have won the Nobel Prize for chemistry.<p>Sweden’s …

Nobel Prize

Nobel de Química a los mecánicos que reparan el ADN

El sueco Tomas Lindahl, el estadounidense Paul Modrich y el turco Aziz Sancar ganan el Premio Nobel de Química 2015 por describir los mecanismos de …

British Scientists Want Permission To Genetically Edit Viable Human Embryos

The conversation about CRISPR is moving fast<p>While scientists around the world continue to debate the use of the CRISPR/Cas9 system, the tool capable of precisely editing DNA on the genomic level, British scientists working at the Francis Crick Institute in London announced today that they have …

Genetics

Better Know A Plague: Legionnaires’ Disease

The old-timey-sounding illness has now infected more than 100 people in New York. What is it?<p>Over the past month, an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has spread in the south Bronx in New York City, infecting at least 113 people and killing 12. NBC reports that health workers have traced the …

Public Health

Journalist Spends Four Years Traversing India to Document Crumbling Subterranean Stepwells Before they Disappear | Colossal

<p>Across India an entire category of architecture is slowly crumbling into obscurity, and you’ve probably never even heard it. Such was the case 30 …