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 ...
GMO fish can help feed the world sustainably

GMO fish can help feed the world sustainably

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. . . . [E]nvironmental ...

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 ...

California debates fate of DNA samples from felony arrests

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  The fate of as ...

Could stem cells hold the key to treating incurable mitochondrial diseases?

Mitochondrial disease therapy using stem cells appears feasible, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature. However, years of preclinical ...

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, ...
It may not be romantic, but genomics are part of the dating game now

It may not be romantic, but genomics are part of the dating game now

Genetic testing is poised to play a big role reproduction planning and even romance. And that future might not be ...

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 ...
Teaching doctors about genomics

Teaching doctors about genomics

A video training program currently in development may help teach doctors how to use genetic test results in everyday care ...

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 ...

Researchers unravel core algae genes

The following is an excerpt. A international team of scientists led by California State University San Marcos has sequenced the ...