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Gene Silencing/Gene Editing

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

Researchers found that both CBEs and ABEs can cause transcriptome-wide RNA edits, which has implications for the research and therapeutic uses of base editors.

The team reported that engineering a hairpin secondary structure onto the spacer region of sgRNAs can increase specificity by several orders of magnitude.

The researchers created a resource of cancer dependencies and developed a framework to prioritize existing cancer drug targets and suggest new ones.

The firm originally raised $55.5 million in the round in February 2018, and said investors added $30 million in December and another $20 million more recently.

The San Francisco-based startup, which closed a $5 million Series A round in 2017, aims to develop nutritionally enhanced food and feed crops.

Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.

Apr
30
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will discuss novel long-read transcript sequencing (LRTseq) methods for transcriptome annotation that could increase the efficiency and accuracy of future sequencing projects.

May
21
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how a hematology/oncology lab in the UK set up and validated three molecular assays for routine in-house use.