Last year, a scientific journal challenged just how “revolutionary” CRISPR was, claiming that it caused unintended gene mutations. But, a recent study proves how this was simply all just an over exaggeration.
DNA twitches during transcription to bring distant regions in contact and enhance gene expression, according to Stanford researchers, who devised a new way to label individual, nonrepetitive DNA sequences.
Scientists have tweaked the DNA in human heart cells to correct mutations that cause a deadly disease, which if proved safe could eventually cure children of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
A systematic study uncovering multiple new and unusual bacterial immune defence mechanisms could pave the way toward new biotech tools.
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The FDA has approved the very first algorithm that monitors a patient’s vitals to help predict sudden death from heart attacks or respiratory failure.
Although very much disagreeing with biohacking practices, and strongly discouraging them, the FDA has never actually intervened themselves with individuals. Should they?
In a scientific first, researchers turned skin cells from mice into stem cells by activating a specific gene in the cells using CRISPR technology.