genetics

A New Gene Editing Tool Could Rival CRISPR, and Makes Millions of Edits at Once

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

This month, a team led by the famed synthetic biologist Dr. George Church at Harvard University hijacked another strange piece of bacteria biology. The result is a powerful tool that can, in theory, simultaneously edit millions of DNA sequences, with a “bar code” to keep track of changes.

Scientists develop new resources to combat cancer, advance cutting-edge genomics research

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

The UVA team also built the BART Cancer database to advance research into 15 different types of cancer, including breast, lung, colorectal and prostate cancer.

Can Genes Explain Why Coronavirus Seriously Sickens Some And Spares Others?

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2020
by Alex Muller

How might DNA play a role in how sick Covid-19 makes people?

Blood Factors Halve the Epigenetic Age in Mice Cells

Posted in Medicine on 25th May, 2020
by Alex Muller

Researchers developed and validated six different epigenetic clocks for rat tissues that are based on DNA methylation.

Speed Breeding Lets Us Develop Six Generations of Crops Instead of Two Each Year

Posted in Business, Science on 18th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

This will make it easier to increase crop yields to feed more people. Although we already have test fields with two to three times the yield of crops. So getting another double would mean we could feed more than 20 billion people.