Gene Silencing/Gene Editing

The findings build on previous work that showed a gene known to be regulated by an miRNA family influenced the growth of fruit in Arabidopsis.

Inhibiting the non-homologous end-joining DNA repair mechanism led to an eightfold increase in efficiency of gene knock-ins.

The investment from the UK will create an integrated biology research complex with lab space for 350 researchers and establish the Centre for Tissue Repair.

The gene editing company priced its initial public offering of 5.5 million American Depositary Shares with expectations of going public on the Nasdaq. 

The tool will simplify the design of cloning experiments using the Golden Gate Assembly method, the companies said. 

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
Method for determining the origin of a sample
RNA interference-mediating small RNA molecules

In PLOS this week: variant linked to canine cleft lip, new compression tool, and more.

GNC will start using DNA testing to authentic the presence of plants included in its labels, following an agreement with the New York Attorney General.

Fareed Zakaria writes that instead of focusing solely on STEM-related courses, students would do well to pursue the liberal arts if they want to be technology innovators.

A Harvard Business Review study found four major patterns of gender biases and added that black and Latina scientists further had to navigate racial stereotypes.