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UC-Berkeley Gains U.S. Crispr-Cas9 Patent

Editing DNA

University of California received a patent for its genome editing technology known as Crispr, with the most widely used editing enzyme called Cas9. . . . → Read More: UC-Berkeley Gains U.S. Crispr-Cas9 Patent

Soil Microbes Yield Rich Antibiotic Sources

Researchers taking soil samples

A group of geo- and bioscience researchers analyzed microbes residing in soil under northern California and discovered many new potential sources of antibiotics, well beyond current sources. . . . → Read More: Soil Microbes Yield Rich Antibiotic Sources

$850M Deal Kicks Off RNA Vaccine Research

RNA strand illustration

Drug maker Sanofi is partnering with biotechnology company Translate Bio to develop vaccines against infectious diseases from messenger RNA, material transcribed from genetic codes in DNA. . . . → Read More: $850M Deal Kicks Off RNA Vaccine Research

NIH, Biotech Partner on Electro-Aided Crispr for Sickle Cell

Sickle cell illustration

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and a biotechnology company are testing genome editing with electronically treated cells as a therapy for sickle cell disease. . . . → Read More: NIH, Biotech Partner on Electro-Aided Crispr for Sickle Cell

Single Technology Produces Vaccines for Multiple Infectious Diseases

Ebola diagnostics

A single technology platform is being used to design and produce vaccines that in tests with lab animals protect against a number of infectious diseases. . . . → Read More: Single Technology Produces Vaccines for Multiple Infectious Diseases

Infographic – Cloning Gains More U.S. Support

Acceptability of cloning

Although still a minority, about 4 in 10 of those polled by the Gallup organization in May of 2018 say they find the cloning of animals morally acceptable, a marked increase from 2010 and 2002. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Cloning Gains More U.S. Support

Blood Tests Shown Able to Identify Early Lung Cancer

lung illustration

Results from a large-scale clinical trial show an analysis of blood samples can detect and identify the presence of characteristic DNA indicating a person may have early stages of lung cancer. . . . → Read More: Blood Tests Shown Able to Identify Early Lung Cancer

Data Tools Designed for Genomics-Based Precision Cancer Care

Computational biology illustration

A computerized system is available that analyzes the genomic composition of cancer patients and recommends personalized treatments that its designers say take into account a larger array of factors than comparable systems. . . . → Read More: Data Tools Designed for Genomics-Based Precision Cancer Care

FDA Delays Crispr Trial for Inherited Blood Diseases

Crispr-Cas9 illustration

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration put a hold on beginning a clinical trial of the emerging genome editing technique known as Crispr to treat inherited blood disorders. . . . → Read More: FDA Delays Crispr Trial for Inherited Blood Diseases

Ingestible Device Designed to Monitor Gut Health

Ingestible gut sensor capsule

Biomedical engineers designed a sensor chip small enough to be swallowed, which in tests with pigs shows it can detect indicators of disease in the gut and transmit its readings to an external device. . . . → Read More: Ingestible Device Designed to Monitor Gut Health