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Engineered Viruses Studied to Improve Plant Traits.

A research study funded by the U.S. Department of Defense is investigating genetic alterations of plant viruses for delivery of genes to quickly protect corn crops against threats like pests and drought. . . . → Read More: Engineered Viruses Studied to Improve Plant Traits.

The Three Most Revolutionary Emerging Sciences

Advanced technology has created new areas of study, so here are the top three. . . . → Read More: The Three Most Revolutionary Emerging Sciences

RNA Vaccine for Rabies Found Safe, Generates Antibodies

A vaccine to prevent rabies made from messenger RNA, genetic material transcribed from DNA, was shown in a clinical trial to be generally safe and able under some conditions to induce antibodies. . . . → Read More: RNA Vaccine for Rabies Found Safe, Generates Antibodies

Start-Up Building Mobile Apps Combining DNA, Lifestyle

A new enterprise in California is creating smartphone apps that provide lifestyle advice based on DNA analysis and activity tracking. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Building Mobile Apps Combining DNA, Lifestyle

FDA Grants Priority Review for Gene Therapy

A biotechnology company making gene therapies to treat rare diseases says the Food and Drug Administration granted an accelerated review for its treatment of an inherited eye disorder. . . . → Read More: FDA Grants Priority Review for Gene Therapy

Grant Funding Automated Genome Editing System

A consortium of companies and university in the U.K. and U.S. are developing an automated desktop genome editing system using the emerging Crispr technique. . . . → Read More: Grant Funding Automated Genome Editing System

Start-Up Applying Artificial Intelligence to New Drug Uses

A new enterprise is being formed to apply artificial intelligence to connect drugs in development to treatments for rare diseases and other unmet medical needs. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Applying Artificial Intelligence to New Drug Uses

Nanotech Treatment Studied for Brain Tumors

Medical researchers and engineers designed and tested in mice a way to deliver gene-silencing therapies in nanoscale particles to treat glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Treatment Studied for Brain Tumors

Broad Institute in Crispr Licensing Program

One of the key inventors of a genome editing technique known as Crispr is joining a program that promises to ease licensing of its patents for the technology. . . . → Read More: Broad Institute in Crispr Licensing Program

Little Health Impact Found from Engineered Mosquitoes

An assessment by Dutch health authorities concludes mosquitoes genetically engineered to produce offspring that die before adulthood pose few health or environmental risks to humans. . . . → Read More: Little Health Impact Found from Engineered Mosquitoes