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In ‘Enormous Success,’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence
Genetics figured out that it makes some people smarter than others. The DNA of intelligent people differs from others in fewer mutations! So there is no "intelligence gene", but heredity takes place. That's where the genetic scissors come in handy!
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Engineered algae puts half of its carbon into fats for biofuels
Dropping the activity of a single gene redirects the organism’s energy to fat.
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CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing reverses Huntington's in mouse model
Disrupting a problematic gene in brain cells can reverse Huntington's disease pathology and motor symptoms in a mouse model of the inherited neurological disorder
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China sides with Emmanulle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna in CRISPR patent war
Continuing the patent dispute internationally, China has now given the Charpentier/Doudna side a patent to edit genes in the country.
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Pig brain cells implanted into brains of people with Parkinson’s
The approach is still in the early stages of testing, but initial results from four people look promising, with all showing some improvement 18 months after surgery.
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CRISPR tech leads to new screening tool for Parkinson's disease
A team of researchers is using breakthrough gene-editing technology to develop a new screening tool for Parkinson's disease, a debilitating degenerative disorder of the nervous system. The technology allows scientists in the lab to 'light up' and then monitor a brain protein called alpha-synuclein that has been associated with Parkinson's.
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Boom in human gene editing as 20 CRISPR trials gear up

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Boom in human gene editing as 20 CRISPR trials gear up
A pioneering CRISPR trial in China will be the first to try editing the genomes of cells inside the body, in an effort to eliminate cancer-causing HPV virus
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CRISPR Gene-Editing Can Cause Hundreds of Unexpected Mutations
Uh oh... Now researchers have found evidence that the unwanted mutations brought on by CRISPR in living animals could be a more widespread than we thought.
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A new way to slow cancer cell growth

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A new way to slow cancer cell growth
Researchers have identified a new way to potentially slow the fast-growing cells that characterize all types of cancer. By removing a specific protein from cells, they were able to slow the cell cycle, which is out of control in cancer. The findings were made in kidney and cervical cancer cells and are a long way from being applied in people, but could be the basis of a treatment option in the future.
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Crispr Creator Jennifer Doudna on the Promises—and Pitfalls—of Easy Genetic Modification
FOR $150, YOU can buy a Crispr kit online and use it to engineer heartier gut bacteria in your kitchen. That’s thrilling, but the technology is giving Jennifer Doudna, an inventor of the gene-­editing method, nightmares. Easy genetic modification could mean cures for cancer (yay!), kitty-sized pigs (squee!), and, yes, designer babies (ack).
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