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Gene Silencing/Gene Editing

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

UCSF's test, developed with Mammoth Biosciences, uses CRISPR technology, while the tests from the Broad Institute and BioSewoom are PCR-based.

Unlike previously described cytidine deaminases, this toxin catalyzes the deamination of cytidines within double-stranded DNA, the researchers said.

Using computational modeling, researchers developed tools that they said will facilitate modeling and correction of genetic diseases by base editing. 

The companies will combine the Binx io diagnostic platform with Sherlock Bio's CRISPR technology to create an easy-to-use rapid test for the point of care.

At the second virtual session of the AACR annual meeting, researchers also discussed how they're using CRISPR to develop better cancer models and reprogram T cells.

Nature News reports on how meeting cancellations and related costs are affecting scientific societies.

In a new ruling, Canada's Supreme Court upheld the country's genetic non-discrimination law, the Canadian Press reports.

COVID-19 vaccine developers aim to avoid a complication that has affected efforts to develop vaccines for other diseases, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In PLOS this week: analysis of insertions throughout Shigella genomes, antigen production in malaria parasites, and more.