Close Menu

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Scientists from the University of California, San Diego and UC-Irvine have created a proof-of-concept, CRISPR/Cas9-based gene drive to genetically modify entire populations of the malaria-carrying mosquito Anopheles stephensi.

Led by co-first authors Valentino Gantz of UCSD and Nijole Jasinskiene of UC-Irvine, and senior authors Ethan Bier and Anthony James of UC-Irvine, the scientists adapted a mutagenic chain reaction gene drive to spread genes conferring resistance to the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.

To read the full story....

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

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.