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By editing a promoter of an enhancer of the mutated hemoglobin responsible for sickle cell disease, the researchers may have found a way to treat it.

The researchers demonstrated the ability to use one Cas9 enzyme for both genome editing and activating gene expression in the same cell.

Using epigenetic data, expression profiles, gene editing, and more, researchers uncovered interactions in fat precursor cells that may explain FTO's role in obesity.

MIT researchers have developed genetic parts that can be used to program gene expression in the commensal gut bacterium Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron.

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A report from MIT identifies areas of scientific research where declining research support is hindering needed advances.

The Cas9 enzyme from S. aureus can be delivered by a viral vector and could lead to more CRISPR-based research tools and novel study designs in animal models.

Genome editing technology could give researchers the ability to knock out individual species from microbiota and turn bacteria into detectors of antibiotic resistance.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, researchers from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the University of Copenhagen described some of the common non-protein-coding mutations

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Gut microbial communities are largely stable over time, though they can be shaped by host behaviors such as diet, according to a new sequencing-based analysis appearing in Genome Biology.

Title: Method for enhancing current throughput in an electrochemical system.
Patent Number: 8,753,492
Filed: June 17, 2011

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.