Gene Silencing/Gene Editing

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. 

Led by David Baltimore and Jennifer Doudna, a multi-disciplinary group of experts has called for steps to evaluate the possible consequences of the genome engineering technology.

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 Science this week: self-assembly of DNA components in solution, and more.

Genetics and Molecular Research retracts two gastric cancer papers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, according to Retraction Watch.

A new analysis indicates that the Ebola virus behind the current West African outbreak is mutating at about the same rate as other Ebola viruses.

With the launch of Scott Kelly into space today, the study of him and his earthbound brother to disentangle the effects of life in space from the effects of genetics kicks off.