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Gene Silencing/Gene Editing

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

The company launched last month with initial financing of $35 million and licenses to CRISPR and synthetic biology technology from the Broad and Harvard.

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 Oregon state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would make it easier for people convicted of crimes to initiate DNA testing of evidence, according to the Associated Press.

People reports that researchers have uncovered genetic variants that lead people to always feel full.

Florida state senators are to weigh a bill prohibiting life insurance companies from using genetic information in coverage decisions, according to Florida Politics.

In Genome Research this week: metagenomic sequencing assay that detects pathogens in cerebrospinal fluid, single-tube long fragment read approach, 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.