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Inside US quest to develop a ‘2020 vision for genomics’

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is nearing the halfway point of a major strategic planning process, one that ...
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Diagnosing infectious diseases like Zika or Dengue at home with a CRISPR kit

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CRISPR-based home test can immediately detect disease DNA through blood or saliva ...
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Habits and choices: How does our brain differentiate between the two?

Habitual behavior is routine and automatic, frequently initiated by a cue or change in a situation.Sometimes, habits don't hold up, ...
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Brain inflammation–encephalitis–in children linked to single gene mutation

For most children, an infection with a virus like herpes simplex or influenza (the flu) will cause the typical symptoms and run ...
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Wheat is a notoriously difficult crop to improve. CRISPR could change that

One challenge to improving wheat genetically has been due to the complex genetic mechanisms that go on with wheat DNA. A wheat ...
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Rapid blood test for traumatic brain injury approved by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a blood test that may revolutionize the diagnosis of [traumatic brain injury] ...
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The CRISPR Journal: New peer-reviewed publication dedicated to cutting edge research

Several features of CRISPR are behind the rise in the excitement that surrounds it. It is an incredibly easy to do, ...
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Treating difficult brain and breast cancers with the help of viruses

New research published in Science Translational Medicine ... introduced a new potential treatment for some of the most difficult to treat cancers––brain and triple negative ...
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Luxturna gene therapy approved for vision loss

The first two novel gene therapies for cancer treatment passed through FDA approval earlier this year, first B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) followed quickly ...
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Isolating DNA for research inexpensively in 30 seconds

The ability to extract DNA from cells is a cornerstone of molecular biology. Without the ability to isolate pure DNA, there ...
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DIY gene therapy? FDA is not a fan

A few biohackers (fans of do-it-yourself (DIY) science experiments) recently designed a gene therapy for HIV. Not only that, they posted a video ...
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Blood test cancer diagnosis could be as easy as checking cholesterol

Imagine a world where it is as easy to check for cancer as it is high cholesterol. New research out of ...
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1,003 new genomes: Bacterial DNA library doubles as sequencing becomes cheaper, faster

The sequence of an organism's genome, a staple in today's world of scientific experimentation, is as essential to scientific research ...
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Depression gene? Gene link found for some with depressive symptoms

One in 10 people have a major depressive disorder (MDD) during their lives, which makes depression the most common mental illness ...
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Love scent: Do humans use pheromones like other animals?

[A]necdotal evidence not withstanding, the scientific evidence for pheromones in humans is lacking. However, just because human pheromones have not been identified yet ...
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American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics on gene editing-How cautious can we afford to be?

There are a lot of voices getting into the mix of the debate on human genome editing, taking on the unenviable ...
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How gene editing could stop insect-borne diseases like Zika

[W]hat if there were no mosquitoes? That is the idea behind the work of the company Oxitec. They have engineered ...
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Why people feel nervous about gene drives–and why they shouldn’t

[A]lthough gene drives are opening up boundless possibilities in the world of genetic manipulation, real concerns lie in the unknown consequences of using ...
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How gene drives work to permanently establish inheritable traits

In recent history, techniques such as PCR, large scale DNA sequencing and CRISPR-Cas9 fall into this category. More commonly than designing techniques from ...

How does CRISPR-Cas9 work?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. If you haven’t already ...
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EPA posts, takes offline ‘final’ report concluding glyphosate ‘not likely carcinogenic’

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Glyphosate does not cause ...