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Revamped CRISPR could be more accurate and effective against human diseases, including sickle cell anemia

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy | 
CRISPR is not perfect. Base editors (think of them as gene-editing pencils) can rewrite individual DNA letters. They home in ...
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CRISPR creator Jennifer Doudna: It’s ‘important that ethical discussions keep pace with technology’

Alvin Powell | 
Jennifer Doudna, the gene-editing pioneer whose breakthrough in CRISPR technology has taken the scientific world by storm, expressed surprise [May ...

Brain, gut microbiome connection may play role in multiple sclerosis

Haley Bridger | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A team of investigators ...

Drug-delivery DNA cages

Dan Ferber | 
Move over, nanotechnologists, and make room for the biggest of the small. Scientists at the Harvard’s Wyss Institute have built ...

Programming genetic code can lead to better designer genes

Dan Ferber | 
Reprogramming bacteria to produce proteins for drugs, biofuels, and more, has long been part of the job for bioscientists, but ...

Harvard scientists sequence entire genome from single cell

Peter Reuell | 
The notion that police can identify a suspect based on the tiniest drop of blood or trace of tissue has ...

Stem cells need recovery time

A new study describes the mechanism behind impaired muscle repair during aging and a strategy that may help rejuvenate aging ...
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