DNA

Federal funding for basic research led to the gene-editing revolution. Don’t cut it.

Patients in red states and blue states alike benefit from work funded by the National Institutes of Health<p>Labs across our country are a source of American optimism — advancing knowledge, technologies, and cures. And yet, as citizens in 500 cities worldwide prepare to march this weekend in support …

CRISPR

Sensitive CRISPR diagnostics using RNA targeting CRISPR enzyme

I was recently involved in a collaboration between the Zhang and Collins labs at MIT to use the RNA-targeting CRISPR protein Cas13a/C2c2 to detect …

Genomics

Epigenetics: Worms passed on environment memories 14 generations

C. elegans worm/Adam Klosin, CRGFrom ScienceDaily:The impact of environmental change can be passed on in the genes of tiny nematode worms for at …

Epigenetics

Big News for Biotech Investors

by Friday, April 21, 2017 <b>Innovation</b><p>It’s easy to get caught up in the hype surrounding medical breakthroughs.<p>And investors aren’t immune.<p>So far this …

CRISPR

DNA Tests, and Sometimes Surprising Results

Race and identity in many ways define who we think we are, while modern genetics can challenge those notions. To delve into these issues, I am involved with a communications studies project at West Chester University in Pennsylvania that explores narratives at the intersection of race and …

Racism

Using CRISPR to Reverse Retinitis Pigmentosa and Restore Visual Function

<i>Summary: Researchers use gene editing to reverse cell degeneration and restore vision in mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa.</i><p>Source: UCSD.<p><b>In mouse</b> …

Neuroscience

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through April 22)

<b>VIRTUAL REALITY</b><p><b>Facebook's Bizarre VR App Is Exactly Why Zuck Bought Oculus</b> <i><br>Peter Rubin | WIRED</i> <br>"When you launch Spaces from within your Oculus Rift …

CRISPR

The U.S. Regulations for Biotechnology Are Woefully Out of Date

In April 2016, an unlikely thing made headlines: the common white button mushroom.“Gene-Edited CRISPR Mushroom Escapes US Regulation,” wrote …

CRISPR

Why would someone send their DNA to outer space?

Celestis Inc. has been sending cremated remains into space since 1997. It’s now expanding its services to the living.<p>MONTREAL – When Sarah Jane Green …

Life Sciences

#1,052 – CRISPR Pill

People who are familiar with the CRISPR-CAS-9 gene editing technique are aware of it’s truly transformative ability to change the world. Capable of …

CRISPR

What Is CRISPR?

CRISPR technology is a simple yet powerful tool for editing genomes. It allows researchers to easily alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. …

Genomics

When Even Genome Sequencing Doesn’t Give a Diagnosis

Four-year-old Beckett Edwards has had the works when it comes to genetic testing. And his family still doesn’t have an answer.<p>Soon after he was born, …

Genes

Planned Arkansas execution will go forward; Supreme Court denies motions

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the remaining motions for an Arkansas inmate, allowing the execution of Ledell Lee to move forward.<p>A flurry of last-minute court rulings Thursday had left the latest of eight planned Arkansas executions in limbo as defense lawyers battled on myriad fronts to save …

Death Penalty

Prepare for the Digital Health Revolution

Illustration by molistudio<p>Telemedicine<p><i>How health care is transcending physical walls.</i><p>At the turn of the 20th century, getting a checkup in America …

CRISPR

Personalis Inc. Orders Ten Illumina NovaSeqTM 6000 Systems for Immuno-Oncology Genomics and Large-Scale Whole Genome Sequencing

MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Personalis Inc. Orders Ten Illumina NovaSeqTM 6000 Systems for Immuno-Oncology Genomics and Large-Scale Whole …

DNA sequencing

3 Things In Biotech You Should Learn Today: April 20, 2017

Regeneron's partner granted European patent on CRISPR/Cas9 for amyloidosis.<p>NovoCure presenting compliance data for Optune at AAN.<p>CytRx hangs on with …

CRISPR

MyHeritage DNA Challenges Traditional Notion Of Race

MyHeritage DNA is challenging the idea of checking that one little box to define one’s race.<p>A campaign created by WPP’s Berlin Cameron includes a …

Advertising Industry

DNA, the Ultimate in Data Memory

While the role of DNA as a biological memory is well established exploring its potential as a data memory is relatively new. DNA data memory has not …

Life Sciences

Teachers - Double Helix

Children are often naturally curious about the world around them. Engaging them in a playful way in basic science concepts, at primary school level, …

Education

Scientists 'breed' terrifying red-eyed mutant wasps...because they can

The wasp had its genes edited using CRISPR gene-slicing technology<p>There are more than 75,000 species of wasp in the world but this man-made mutant …

CRISPR

Meet CRISPR’s Younger Brother, SHERLOCK

Along with Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, Feng Zhang is one of the inventors of CRISPR-cas9 — or “CRISPR” for short — the cut-and-paste …

CRISPR

Best Detox For Your Body? Top 11 Fresh Ways To Make Your Everyday...

As a society we are surrounded by more toxins than ever before. On a daily basis we are exposed to a plethora of chemicals in the products we use and …

Methylation

Leonardo da Vinci ‘Relics’ Discovered That Can Potentially Provide His DNA

Italian researchers say that they have found two “relics” belonging to Leonardo da Vinci, which may help in sourcing the DNA of the genius whose work …

Genealogy

The former head of the Balco lab explains why the drug Starling Marte tested positive for is called the 'kiss of death'

On Tuesday, Major League Baseball announced that Pittsburgh Pirates star outfielder Starling Marte had been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.<p>Many were shocked that Marte had tested positive, but it is even more shocking that he tested positive for the …

Addiction

New Breath Test Provides Non‐Invasive Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Researchers can collect RNA molecules released from lung tissue and amplify them with the help of polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). The molecules …

Cancer

Heritability maps of human face morphology through large-scale automated three-dimensional phenotyping

Altmetric: 2<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Dimosthenis Tsagkrasoulis<br>• , Pirro Hysi<br>• , Tim Spector<br>• & Giovanni Montana<p><i>Scientific Reports</i> <b>7</b>, Article number: 45885 …

Data Science

A Glimpse at a Staircase in Copenhagen That Looks Like a DNA Strand

Aside from the innovative staircase, CEBRA architects refurbished the whole building, making a new 28-ton aluminium façade (28,000kg), partly of …

Architecture

Improving genetic diagnosis in Mendelian disease with transcriptome sequencing | Science Translational Medicine

Although genome and exome sequencing are becoming increasingly common and are often useful in diagnosing unexplained genetic disease, more than half …

Genes

CRISPR has revolutionised how we approach many diseases – Prof. Toni Cathomen

<b>The CRISPR-Cas9 system was first used to edit genes in 2013 but since then its use has exploded. What makes the tool so special in the field of</b> …

CRISPR

Microsoft is buying another 10 million strands of DNA for storage research

DNA storage could allow vast amounts of data to be stored for thousands of years.<p>Microsoft is buying another ten million strands of DNA to use as …

Life Sciences