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Dementia treatment shows promise in CRISPR lab tests

San Diego Union-Tribune | 
Salk Institute scientists reported [March 15] that they’ve invented a new version of the technology that works on RNA, combining CRISPR/Cas9’s ...
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Female infertility linked to missing egg protein

San Diego Union-Tribune | 
UC San Diego researchers say they appear to have discovered a previously unknown cause of female infertility. Their study, performed in mice, ...
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Climate change fighting plants: Genetically modified crops could trap half of human CO2 emissions in soil

San Diego Union-Tribune | 
The Salk Institute has enlisted a new ally in the effort to address the anticipated dangers of climate change — plants. Scientists ...
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NIH website markets questionable stem cell treatments, then retreats

San Diego Union-Tribune | 
Potentially dangerous stem cell treatments are being marketed on a website the federal government established to help patients find experimental ...
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CRISPR-edited algae with high biofuel yield created by ExxonMobil, Craig Venter’s Synthetic Genomics

San Diego Union-Tribune | 
La Jolla [California’s] Synthetic Genomics and oil giant ExxonMobil say they have created an oil-rich strain of algae that represents ...
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Cancer’s weak spots identified with CRISPR, gene editing

San Diego Union-Tribune | 
A UC San Diego-led research team has put the hot gene-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9 to a novel use, finding more than ...

New design allows for portable DNA sequencing biosensors for enhanced disease detection

San Diego Union-Tribune | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. An all-UC San Diego ...

Gene mutation increases link between pesticide exposure and Parkinson’s

San Diego Union-Tribune | 
A mutation in a brain protein makes people exposed to pesticides and a herbicide more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, ...

Gene networks predict cancer prognosis

San Diego Union-Tribune | 
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

San Diego Union-Tribune | 
Cardiac stem cells have been converted into blood vessels in the damaged hearts of mice, with a new technology developed by researchers ...

Gene patent ruling leaves unanswered questions

San Diego Union-Tribune | 
A seemingly decisive Supreme Court ruling against gene patents in June left a lot of issues unsettled, and the industry ...

Stem cell tech may help mitochondrial disease

U-T San Diego | 
The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Last week's big news about production of genetically matched human embryonic stem ...
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The future of gene patenting

U-T San Diego | 
Are human genes patentable? The question is becoming less relevant as biotech patents move more toward completely synthetic genes and ...

It’s showtime for stem cells in San Diego

U-T San Diego | 
San Diego research centers banded together to bring in stem cell grants, getting more than $261 million. Local leaders calculated ...

Some embryonic stem cells more powerful than first believed

North County Times | 
Here's a biggie uncovered by scientists led by Samuel L. Pfaff of the Salk Institute: A small number of human ...

Stem cell function loss can be delayed by finding their niche

North County Times | 
Stem cells often lose their effectiveness when removed from their normal microenvironment in the body -- the "niche", as it's ...