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Tag: CRISPR

June 2017
Week of JuneJun
26th
2017

Rogue poop; ancestral autism; travel limbo and more

by  /  30 June 2017

A Tampa clinic goes rogue with fecal transplants, autism’s genetic ancestry traces to our deep past, and the U.S. Supreme Court revives the travel ban.

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Week of JuneJun
19th
2017

Fathering geeks; GWAS weaknesses; Prozac protection and more

by  /  23 June 2017

Paternal age drives ‘geek index’ scores, GWAS may have a big weakness, serotonin boosts mouse social behaviors, and what is science Tinder?

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Week of JuneJun
12th
2017

Fever finding; neuronal cookbookery; CRISPR’d unicorns; mining 23andMe

by  /  16 June 2017

The evidence linking autism and maternal infections grows, special neuron recipes are in development, a CRISPR pioneer envisions unicorns, and 23andMe delivers empathy data.

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CRISPR hack unearths gems buried in ‘dark genome’

by  /  9 June 2017

Tweaks to the CRISPR gene-editing system allow researchers to spot stretches of DNA that regulate gene expression.

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Week of MayMay
29th
2017

Restricted diagnoses; CRISPR caveat; imam outreach

by  /  2 June 2017

The British government is limiting the number of new autism diagnoses in the United Kingdom, CRISPR makes the mistake everyone worried it would, and Minnesota imams reach out amid a measles outbreak.

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February 2017
Week of FebruaryFeb
13th
2017

Editing history; shot talk; catch of the day

by  /  17 February 2017

The Broad Institute can keep its CRISPR patents, Trump’s vaccine safety panel may be back on, and a drug discovered in fish eases seizures in children.

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December 2016
Heavy pill on scale

Hot topics of 2016

26 December 2016

These five trending topics hint at important discoveries to come.

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November 2016
Week of NovemberNov
14th
2016

CRISPR in the clinic; autism app; women only

by  /  18 November 2016

Scientists test CRISPR as a cancer treatment, an app could help parents pick up on hints of autism, and a Dutch science academy tries to tilt its ranks toward women.

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October 2016
Using CRISPR to switch on specific genes makes mouse skin cells morph into neurons.

CRISPR hacks expand uses of gene-editing toolbox

by  /  28 October 2016

Tweaks to the popular gene-editing tool allow researchers to forge neurons from skin, swap the chemical tags on genes, and more.

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modified version of CRISPR enters the cell nucleus only after it receives a chemical cue

Molecular ‘sandwich’ serves as switch for CRISPR

by  /  7 October 2016

Tucking CRISPR between two molecules allows researchers to toggle the gene-editing tool on and off.

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