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Stem cells edited to fight arthritis

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Stem cells edited to fight arthritis
Using CRISPR technology, a team of researchers rewired stem cells' genetic circuits to produce an anti-inflammatory arthritis drug when the cells encounter inflammation. The technique eventually could act as a vaccine for arthritis and other chronic conditions.
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| Categories: | Tags: Stem cells, genetics, genome modification, genetic engineering, CRISPR/Cas9, arthritis, regeneration | Comments: (0) | View Count: (874)
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Nanoparticles reprogram immune cells to fight cancer

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Nanoparticles reprogram immune cells to fight cancer
A new study describes new method to transform immune cells, while inside the body, into leukemia-fighting powerhouses.
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| Categories: | Tags: Cancer, oncology, immunity, immune system, nanoparticles, T-cells, genetics, genetic engineering, genome modification | Comments: (0) | View Count: (876)
Gene editing opens doors to seedless fruit with no need for bees
Don’t like the seeds in tomatoes? You might be pleased to know that seedless ones have been created by gene editing.
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Reprogrammed Glia Improve Symptoms in a Mouse Model of Parkinson’s
By converting glial cells into dopaminergic neurons, scientists were able to partially rescue motor behavior in mice.
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| Categories: | Tags: Brain, regeneration, repair, genetics, genetic engineering, genome modification, glia | Comments: (0) | View Count: (1824)
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Will swallowing microbes replace the colonoscopy?

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Will swallowing microbes replace the colonoscopy?
Engineered gut bacteria are capable of sensing colitis, an inflammation of the colon, in mice, say researchers.
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CRISPR and the ‘dark’ places of the genome

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CRISPR and the ‘dark’ places of the genome
Duke University researchers have come up with a way that use CRISPR/Cas 9 technology to quickly screen the non-coding portion of the human genome to better understand and eventually better treat various diseases
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Sperm Loaded with Drugs Could Target Gynecological Cancers
Fitting sperm cells with a steering mechanism offers a new way to target treatments.
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| Categories: | Tags: Oncology, cancer, cancer treatment, spermatozoa, synthetic biology, genetics, genome modification, genetic engineering | Comments: (0) | View Count: (1062)
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Artificial life spawns billion-dollar industry

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Artificial life spawns billion-dollar industry
Growing designer babies and bringing back the woolly mammoth. Such thoughts that were once considered fiction are now a looming reality for scientists who are steps away from building artificial life.
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Octopuses can basically edit their own genes on the fly
Crazy levels of RNA tinkering could explain how cephalopods got so smart
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| Categories: | Tags: genetics, genome modification, gene engineering, octopuses, DNA recombination, RNA recombination | Comments: (0) | View Count: (1660)
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Silicon Valley's Quest to Live Forever

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Silicon Valley's Quest to Live Forever
Can billions of dollars’ worth of high-tech research succeed in making death optional?
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| Categories: | Tags: immortality, transhumanism, silicon valley, genetics, genome modification, gene engineering, CRISPR/Cas9, longevity | Comments: (0) | View Count: (1027)
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