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Gene Silencing/Gene Editing

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

Researchers used the system to precisely deplete mRNA transcripts in zebrafish embryos and showed that it can also be used in medaka, killifish, and mouse.

The seven technologies feature different methods, including CRISPR and microfluidics, and can be performed in many settings and with a variety of sample types.

Caspr's assay can be transported at room temperature and performed without complex external equipment, making it ideal for low-resource environments.

The research network said in a statement that precision breeding techniques are needed to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Tropic Bio will use its GEiGS (Gene Editing induced Gene Silencing) platform to develop desirable agricultural traits in BASF's strategic crop varieties.

Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.