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Advanced cancers in humans linked to rogue evolutionary mutation

Advanced cancers in humans linked to rogue evolutionary mutation

Compared to chimpanzees, our closest evolutionary cousins, humans are particularly prone to developing advanced carcinomas — the type of tumors ...
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Gene drive system that can eliminate many transmissible diseases, from Zika to Yellow Fever, likely now can be done with little or no risk

Although the newest gene drives have been proven to spread efficiently as designed in laboratory settings, concerns have been raised ...

‘On-off’ immune switch in plants could lead to more disease-resistant crops

Keini Dressano, Alisa Huffaker and their colleagues at the University of California San Diego's Division of Biological Sciences have discovered ...
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New CRISPR gene-drive system could crack down on antibiotic resistance in animal agriculture

Taking advantage of powerful advances in CRISPR gene editing, scientists at the University of California San Diego have set their ...
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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