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First gene drive developed for crop pest targets invasive fruit fly that damages berries

Mario Aguilera | 
Biologists at the University of California San Diego have developed a method of manipulating the genes of an agricultural pest ...
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How non-coding ‘junk’ DNA can influence cancer growth

Heather Buschman | 
Most of the human genome — 98 percent — is made up of DNA but doesn’t actually encode genes, the ...
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GMO algae as food source and renewable fuel: First EPA-approved field trial completed

Mario Aguilera | 
Scientists at the University of California San Diego and Sapphire Energy have successfully completed the first outdoor field trial sanctioned ...
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Restoring sight: CRISPR could reprogram cells to treat retinitis pigmentosa

Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute at ...