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CRISPR upgrade may make gene editing even simpler

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  The CRISPR/Cas9 technique is ...

UK scientists apply for first-ever human embryo gene editing license

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Scientists in London have ...

Debating perils and promise of gene editing

Nature | 
“Crap!” That was the first word out of Kevin Esvelt’s mouth as he scanned a paper published in Science in March. The work ...
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First strong genetic links to depression identified

Nature News | 
Jonathan Flint knew the odds of finding genetic sequences linked to depression were slim: a study of 9,000 people with major ...

Microbes and insects could boost plant health, improve farm yields

Nature | 
A plant may be rooted in place, but it is never lonely. There are bacteria in, on and near it, ...

Are concerns over danger of CRISPR eclipsing potential benefits?

Nature | 
CRISPR is causing a major upheaval in biomedical research. Unlike other gene-editing methods, it is cheap, quick and easy to ...
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Stem cell therapy for vision loss shows promising first results

Nature | 
A company that has spent more than 20 years trying to develop treatments based on embryonic stem cells is taking ...

3D-printed replacement organs may be close at hand

Nature | 
The advent of three-dimensional (3D) printing has generated a swell of interest in artificial organs meant to replace, or even ...

Genetic tests in clinic fall short for prescribing best cancer therapy

Nature | 
Many cancer patients in clinics across the United States might be getting inaccurate information from DNA analyses that are intended ...

Adjustment to CRISPR method could make gene editing therapy a reality

Nature | 
A tweak to a technique that edits DNA with pinpoint precision has boosted its ability to correct defective genes in ...

Genetically engineered ‘on-off switch’ could activate drought tolerance in plants

Nature | 
An innovative 'on-off' switch added to a plant protein may one day allow farmers to prep crops for drought by ...

Cancer cells’ waste can turn healthy cells cancerous

Nature | 
When a cancer cell throws out its trash, it can turn healthy neighbours into fellow tumour cells, researchers have found ...
Jan Weyer

Brazilian transgenic eucalyptus trees that produce more wood target of global activists

Nature | 
Viewed from above, Brazil’s orderly eucalyptus plantations offer a stark contrast to the hurly-burly of surrounding native forests. The trees, ...

Missisippi baby with HIV cured by early therapy, now positive for virus’ DNA again

Nature | 
Two months shy of her fourth birthday, paediatricians gave the ‘Mississippi baby’ bad news: her HIV infection, seemingly vanquished by ...

Old immunotherapy drug revived with some treatment tweeks

Nature | 
When Dave deBronkart was diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer in 2007, he learned about a treatment called high-dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) ...

Disabling a gene that breaks down insulin may help treat Type 2 diabetes

Nature | 
A long-sought target in the treatment of diabetes is coming into focus, as researchers report the discovery of a molecule ...
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Genome hacker builds largest-ever family tree

Nature | 
To help scientists investigate inheritance, so-called genome hacker Yaniv Erlich has built family tree with over 13 million people, using ...
Nature stem cell

Regenerative medicine milestone: Stem cells generated in live mice

Nature | 
An important step toward developing regenerative therapies: Researchers successfully reprogrammed adult mouse cells, in a live mouse, to behave like ...

US regulation misses some GM crops

Nature | 
Five years after developing an apple variety containing a defense to fend off apple scab — which took 85 years ...

Reanalysis of cancer genome data weeds out false positives

Nature | 
The following is an excerpt. Some call them the ‘fishy genes’: errors in DNA that seem to be associated with ...
US Supreme Court

SCOTUS leans against patents on human genes

Nature | 
US Supreme Court justices will not issue a decision until later this year — probably near the end of June ...

Genetically engineered immune cells rapidly clear leukemia tumors

Nature | 
The following is an edited excerpt. The new therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a swift-growing cancer that tends to kill ...

Circular RNAs throw genetics for a loop

Nature | 
The following is an excerpt. Behold the latest curio in the cabinet of RNA oddities: naturally occurring circular RNA molecules ...
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