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Drexel to Use Open Biosystem shRNA Libary in Alzheimer's Project

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Open Biosystems said today that Drexel University will use its expression arrest shRNAmir short hairpin RNA library to identify and analyze genes associated with Alzheimer's disease.

According to the company, Drexel will use the library as part of a six-year research program set to wrap up this fall.

Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Scan

Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.