Gene Silencing/Gene Editing

News on CRISPR, gene editing, RNAi in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

The latest version of the nucleic acid detection platform uses three CRISPR enzymes, making it more sensitive and capable of smaller quantitative measurements.

Inscripta is creating its own market and customer base while also utilizing the expertise of its customers to refine and improve its products.

The xCas9 variant developed by David Liu and his colleagues recognizes a broad range of PAM sequences and has greater DNA specificity than spCas9.

By switching off tumor suppressor genes in immunocompetent mice, the team saw that liver cancer developed and killed the mice within four to five months.  

The firm said it will use the funding to expand its research capabilities, including the continued development of the MADzyme family of CRISPR enzymes.

LGC Acquires Lucigen

Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.

Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.

In PLOS this week: non-coding RNA function in yeast, transcriptomic profiles of malaria parasites, and more.

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This webinar will discuss a new approach to amplicon sequencing that addresses the current inefficiencies of the method, such as small designs, primer drop outs, and low uniformity.

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Proximity ligation technology generates multi-dimensional next-generation sequencing data that is proving to solve unmet needs in genomic research. 

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This webinar will discuss how acoustic liquid handling can reduce the time and costs for labs performing carrier screening with next-generation sequencing.

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This webinar will discuss a proximity ligation-based method for studying structural variation in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue.