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Safer and cheaper: New research in ‘nanospears’ could transform gene therapies

Tiare Dunlap | UCLA | 
UCLA scientists have developed a new method that utilizes microscopic splinter-like structures called “nanospears” for the targeted delivery of biomolecules ...
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Search and destroy: CAR-T cell therapy could give patients HIV immunity

Enrique Rivero | UCLA | 
A UCLA-led research team has created blood-forming stem cells that can carry a gene that allows the body to produce cells ...
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‘Simple’ blood exome test analyzes 20,000 genes to identify rare diseases

In 2012, [10-month old] Calvin Lapidus became the first patient to undergo exome sequencing at UCLA. He was subsequently diagnosed ...

Newly-discovered ‘dark matter’ of genome helps immune system function

Mirabai Vogt-James | UCLA | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Scientists at the UCLA Eli ...

Computer scientists compute missing parts of epigenetics map

A pair of computational biologists from UCLA and MIT developed a method that can fill in major gaps in large-scale ...

Modified tomatoes mimic actions of good cholesterol

Rachel Champeau | UCLA | 
The following is an edited excerpt. UCLA researchers have genetically engineered tomatoes to produce a peptide that mimics the actions ...
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