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Could gene editing and gene drives alter bats to prevent future pandemics?

Could gene editing and gene drives alter bats to prevent future pandemics?

Amid the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, two researchers are proposing a drastic way to stop future pandemics: using a technology called ...
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Proposed fetal stem cell research bans would slow progress against Zika

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A protein that helps ...
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Is gene editing to correct disability always the right choice?

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Ruthie Weiss’s basketball team ...

New Ebola vaccine may reshape regulation of clinical drug trials

Nature | 
When Ebola broke out in West Africa in December 2013, triggering the largest-ever epidemic of the disease, there was no ...
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Are computers equipped to handle mass genomic data?

Nature | 
The computing resources needed to handle genome data will soon exceed those of Twitter and YouTube, says a team of ...

Ebola survivors’ blood may offer way to fight any disease

Wired | 
Past Ebola outbreaks killed as many as 90 percent of the people who got the disease. This most recent one ...

Pill that preserves youthfulness proposed for approval to fight age-related diseases

Nature | 
Doctors and scientists want drug regulators and research funding agencies to consider medicines that delay ageing-related disease as legitimate drugs ...

Delays in Ebola clinical trials offer lessons for future outbreaks

Nature News | 
After failing to deliver new treatments in time to fight the now-waning Ebola epidemic in West Africa, public-health experts are ...

Researchers across food, fuel, drug industries seek standards for synthetic biology

Nature | 
Synthetic biologists have a vision. Researchers in this young field, who build ‘devices’ from engineered genes and other molecular components, ...

Will ‘Jolie effect’ lead more women to seek unnecessary surgery?

Nature | 
Angelina Jolie Pitt's decision to have her ovaries surgically removed, which the actress and director detailed in The New York ...

In Ebola drug trials, who receives treatment?

Nature | 
With clinical trials of experimental Ebola treatments set to begin in December, public-health officials face a major ethical quandary: should ...
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Are Fluffy and Fido key to anti-aging research?

Nature | 
Dogs may join yeast and mice as candidates for large scale studies investigating drugs that may one day solve age-related ...

DNA ‘Big Data’: Geneticists build massive databases to fight diseases

Nature | 
Early last year, three researchers set out to create one genetic data set to rule them all. The trio wanted ...

Rules against patenting genes that occur in nature has bio-tech balking

Nature | 
Guidelines that forbid patents on a wide array of natural products, phenomena and principles have many in the biotechnology and ...

Mexican population has vast genetic diversity

Nature | 
The largest survey of Mexican genetics performed so far reveals tremendous diversity in the country. In some cases, the people ...

Year after Myriad’s breast cancer test patent monopoly broken, data collection explodes

Nature | 
When the US diagnostics giant Myriad Genetics had its legal monopoly on breast-cancer gene testing eliminated one year ago, the ...

Proteins could keep gut cells alive after chemotherapy or radiation attack

Nature | 
A protein that keeps gut cells alive could be key to surviving acute radiation syndrome. Tests in mice of a ...

RNAi gene silencing comes back to life

Nature | 
After a rocky start, RNA interference (RNAi), a gene-silencing technique that won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, ...

Greater variety of pre-natal screenings now offered

Nature | 
The list of available pre-natal genetic screening tests is growing. The tests are non-invasive and generally have a low false-positive ...

Synthetic biology companies shift to making food additives and fragrances

Nature | 
The synthetic biology industry is looking to expand into creating food additives and fragrances, which could be very lucrative but ...
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Convergent evolution seen in many genes, including those for echolocation

Nature | 
A new study suggests that many genes evolved in parallel in bats and dolphins, helping each to develop their remarkable ...

Unreliability of genome assembly contest results prompts soul-searching

Nature | 
In July 2011, as part of a "Assemblathon" contest, 21 teams submitted 43 attempts to build assemblers to assemble three ...

Fetal tests spur legal battle

Genetic tests that analyze fetal DNA from a pregnant woman's blood are arriving in a rush, but the commercialization of ...
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