Climate change fighting plants: Genetically modified crops could trap half of human CO2 emissions in soil

Climate change fighting plants: Genetically modified crops could trap half of human CO2 emissions in soil

The Salk Institute has enlisted a new ally in the effort to address the anticipated dangers of climate change — plants. Scientists ...
NIH website markets questionable stem cell treatments, then retreats

NIH website markets questionable stem cell treatments, then retreats

Potentially dangerous stem cell treatments are being marketed on a website the federal government established to help patients find experimental ...
CRISPR-edited algae with high biofuel yield created by ExxonMobil, Craig Venter’s Synthetic Genomics

CRISPR-edited algae with high biofuel yield created by ExxonMobil, Craig Venter’s Synthetic Genomics

La Jolla [California’s] Synthetic Genomics and oil giant ExxonMobil say they have created an oil-rich strain of algae that represents ...
Cancer's weak spots identified with CRISPR, gene editing

Cancer’s weak spots identified with CRISPR, gene editing

A UC San Diego-led research team has put the hot gene-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9 to a novel use, finding more than ...

New design allows for portable DNA sequencing biosensors for enhanced disease detection

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. An all-UC San Diego ...

Gene mutation increases link between pesticide exposure and Parkinson’s

A mutation in a brain protein makes people exposed to pesticides and a herbicide more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, ...

Gene networks predict cancer prognosis

Better cancer treatments can be found by studying the genetic networks they involve, according to a study published Sunday by UC San ...

Heart tissue regenerated with synthetic RNA

Cardiac stem cells have been converted into blood vessels in the damaged hearts of mice, with a new technology developed by researchers ...

Gene patent ruling leaves unanswered questions

A seemingly decisive Supreme Court ruling against gene patents in June left a lot of issues unsettled, and the industry ...

Stem cell tech may help mitochondrial disease

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Last week's big news about production of genetically matched human embryonic stem ...
The future of gene patenting

The future of gene patenting

Are human genes patentable? The question is becoming less relevant as biotech patents move more toward completely synthetic genes and ...

It’s showtime for stem cells in San Diego

San Diego research centers banded together to bring in stem cell grants, getting more than $261 million. Local leaders calculated ...

Some embryonic stem cells more powerful than first believed

Here's a biggie uncovered by scientists led by Samuel L. Pfaff of the Salk Institute: A small number of human ...

Stem cell function loss can be delayed by finding their niche

Stem cells often lose their effectiveness when removed from their normal microenvironment in the body -- the "niche", as it's ...