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Extrachromosomal DNA: The unique clues scientists are using to outfox cancer

Ryan Cross | 
Human cells are not supposed to have extra bits of DNA floating around, so [Paul] Mischel described the peculiar substance ...
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Relaxed gene-edited crop rules will give farmers more chemical-free pest control tools, EPA says

Britt Erickson | 
Developers of genetically engineered crops would have an easier time getting their products onto the US market under a proposed ...
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First COVID-19 vaccines on track to arrive late 2020, faster than thought possible

Ryan Cross | 
Three companies with funding from the US government—AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna—are on track to distribute the first commercial ...
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Can the RNA editing race challenge the potential of CRISPR’s DNA editing?

Ryan Cross | 
RNA, a short-lived cousin to its better-known partner DNA, is the blueprint for protein production in cells. [Biotech entrepreneur Joshua] ...
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What you eat as an infant shapes your gut microbiome for years

Laura Howes | 
As soon as we are born, the collection of bacteria that colonize and collaborate with our digestive system starts to ...
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We could soon have a blood test for Alzheimer’s

Jyoti Madhusoodanan | 
Approximately 5.5 million Americans over the age of 65 cope with [Alzheimer’s disease]. Symptoms include behavioral changes, cognitive difficulties, and ...

Directed evolution and Nobel Prize winner Frances Arnold

Bethany Halford | 
“Life is a tornado, and I am a leaf,” [Nobelist Frances H.] Arnold says. As the Linus Pauling Professor of ...

‘Software of life’ and why messenger RNA could be the next big thing in pharmaceuticals

Ryan Cross | 
“Why are we so passionate about messenger RNA?” Moderna President Stephen Hoge asked the attentive audience. “It starts with the ...

‘The potential here is huge’: Using exosomes to package and deliver drug therapy

Ryan Cross | 
Millions of tiny bubbles, released from cells and packaged with molecular mail, are racing through your bloodstream right now. And ...
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Safer prenatal genetic tests: Fetal cells using antibody-coated chip

Erika Berg | 
Every pregnant woman who has considered getting a prenatal genetic test is familiar with the dilemma: Amniocentesis and chorionic villus ...
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Can CRISPR gene editing revive promise of GMOs to provide hardier, more nutritious, better tasting crops?

Melody Bomgardner | 
Using CRISPR to add—or remove—a plant trait is faster, more precise, easier, and in most cases cheaper than either traditional ...
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Could GMO microbes provide new source of ‘natural’ vanilla?

Melody Bomgardner | 
World production of natural vanilla is tiny and has been falling in recent years... With demand on the upswing, trade ...

How do we begin to understand the microbiome?

Lisa M. Jarvis | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  As soon as we ...

New technique to trace GMOs in food but not ready for prime time

Puneet Kollipara | 
As more governments across the globe start requiring food producers to label products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or even ...

RNA bandages to encourage wound healing

Katherine Bourzac | 
The following is an excerpt. Medical researchers think specially tailored RNA sequences could turn off genes in patients’ cells to ...

Supreme Court: Myriad Genetics’ monopoly on genetic cancer tests may be weakened

Glenn Hess | 
The following is an excerpt. Lawyers who attended last week’s Supreme Court arguments over the patentability of human genetic material say the justices ...

Engineered apples near approval

Craig Bettenhausen | 
The following is an excerpt. Any parent will tell you, it’s hard to get a kid to eat an apple that’s ...
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