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Gene Silencing/Gene Editing

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

Built on concepts developed in Timothy Lu's MIT lab, a new approach to DNA-based computing in a cell increases precision and, potentially, scale.

The researchers identified genes that specifically extend the lifespan of neurons and found genes that increase the number of neurites in the brain.

The NAM, NAS, and Royal Society have formed a commission to develop a framework on the proper use of genome editing, and convened its first meeting in Washington, DC, this week.

The team used this system to perform orthogonal and multiplexed genome engineering of endogenous targets using up to 25 individual CRISPR RNAs.

Investigators saw signs that risky TP53 missense mutations may interfere with wild type copies of the tumor suppressor gene in acute myeloid leukemia and other myeloid cancers.

A letter criticizing actions by the US government and research institutions toward Chinese and Chinese-American scientists has garnered more than a hundred signatories.

NPR reports that researchers in New York are investigating whether it is possible to edit the genomes of human sperm.

In an opinion piece at the Nation, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher argues that everyone should be able to access prenatal genetic testing.

In Nature this week: ancient DNA uncovers presence of Mediterranean migrants at a Himalayan lake, and more.

Aug
28
Sponsored by
Horizon Discovery

This webinar will provide an overview of alternatives to the popular Cas9 nuclease used in CRISPR gene editing.

Oct
23
Sponsored by
Swift Biosciences

This webinar will illustrate how single-cell methylation sequencing can be applied to gain significant insight into epigenetic heterogeneity in disease states, advancing cancer research discoveries.