Gene Silencing/Gene Editing

The scientists will try to develop a platform that can find and edit genes responsible for key traits such as plant yield and disease resistance.

Cellectis, Janssen, and others plunge into cell therapy with the help of several genome-editing technologies, including TALENs and CRISPR/Cas9.

NIH Director Francis Collins today posted a position statement outlining a policy not to fund any use of gene editing technologies in human embryos.

Scientists from Emory University have found that Cas9 from Francisella novicida can inhibit viral protein production.

The data show that Phytophthora pathogens evolved effectors that bind to a conserved plant protein that controls small RNA biogenesis and processing.

Engineering and optimization of systems, methods, and compositions for sequence manipulation with functional domains
Engineering and optimization of systems, methods and compositions for sequence manipulation with functional domains
Method for expression of small RNA molecules within a cell
Analyzing messenger RNA and microRNA in the same reaction mixture
Methods and compositions for detection of small RNAs
Identification of microRNAs (miRNAs) in fecal samples as biomarkers for gastroenterological cancers

In Cell this week: Leukemia-like disease in soft-shell clams, mNET-seq method for profiling growing transcripts, and more.

While James Watson and Francis Crick are credited for discovering the structure of DNA, Rich proved their theory of a double helix structure was correct when he produced a distinct image of the structure.

Nature News reports that early users of Oxford Nanopore's hand-held MinIon are giddy about the technology and its uses. 

According to MIT Technology Review, Apple is collaborating with researchers to develop apps for consumer DNA testing.