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Synthetic Spider Silk

USU Researchers Use CRISPR to Advance Synthetic Spider Silk Manufacture

Spider silk is an engineer’s dream material. Lightweight, strong, elastic and biocompatible, it’s an ideal building block for a myriad of applications,...
CRISPR

New CRISPR Platform Expands RNA Editing Capabilities

CRISPR-based tools have revolutionized our ability to target disease-linked genetic mutations. CRISPR technology comprises a growing family of tools that can manipulate genes and...
Drug Discovery

New CRISPR Lab to Accelerate Drug Discovery, Advance Genomic Research

GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) has launched a five-year, $67 million collaboration with the San Francisco and Berkeley campuses of the University of California...
CRISPR

New Gene-Editing System Precisely Inserts Large DNA Sequences into Cellular DNA

A team led by researchers from Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, has characterized...
CRISPR-Cas9 mutations

Largest Study of CRISPR-Cas9 Mutations Creates Prediction Tool for Gene Editing

The largest study of CRISPR action to date has developed a method to predict the exact mutations CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can introduce to a...
gene-editing tool

New CRISPR Tool Opens up More of the Genome for Editing

The genome editing system CRISPR has become a hugely important tool in medical research, and could ultimately have a significant impact in fields such...
DNA-Editing Toolsvideo

The First Genome Surgeons: Scientists Are Preparing to Bring DNA-Editing Tools...

One afternoon in July, deep within the labyrinthine halls of the Medical Sciences Building at UC San Francisco’s hilltop campus on Parnassus Avenue, the...
human gene-editing

New found Inhibitors to CRISPR Could Improve Gene Editing

A constant microscopic battle rages between bacteria and viruses, fueled by a furious arms race. Scientists are repurposing the warring parties’ respective weapons of...
CRISPR technique

New CRISPR Technique Skips over Portions of Genes That Can Cause...

In a new study in cells, University of Illinois researchers have adapted CRISPR gene-editing technology to cause the cell’s internal machinery to skip over...
human genesvideo

CRISPR-Based Tool Maps Gene Function in Human Cells

UC San Francisco scientists have used a high-throughput CRISPR-based technique to rapidly map the functions of nearly 500 genes in human cells, many of...
gene editing

T Cell Engineering Breakthrough Sidesteps Need for Viruses in CRISPR Gene-Editing

In an achievement that has significant implications for research, medicine, and industry, UC San Francisco scientists have genetically reprogrammed the human immune cells known...
CRISPR-dCas9video

How CRISPR Tools are Unlocking New Ways to Fight Disease

Recent leaps in gene editing technology have brought ideas that just a decade ago seemed like science fiction to the cusp of reality.The already...
sickle cell disease

Toward a Cure for Sickle Cell

Each year, 300,000 infants worldwide are born with a genetic disease that warps the shape of their red blood cells, which break apart and...
antibiotics

Soil Prospecting Yields Wealth of Potential Antibiotics

Soil, the source of our best antibiotics, can be more thoroughly mined for new drugs and other useful chemicals with the help of metagenomics,...
cocoa

Cocoa CRISPR: Gene Editing Shows Promise for Improving the ‘Chocolate Tree’

Use of the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 could help to breed cacao trees that exhibit desirable traits such as enhanced resistance to diseases, according...
cholesterol

CRISPR/Cas9 Silences Gene Associated with High Cholesterol

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have used a CRISPR/Cas9 genetic engineering technique to turn off a gene that regulates cholesterol levels in adult mice,...
genomic editingvideo

Scientists Tweak CRISPR Tool to Accelerate Genomic Editing

The powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR has revolutionized research by allowing scientists to snip and patch DNA with remarkable precision. But tracking the impact of these...
neurological disorders

CRISPR Helps Find New Genetic Suspects Behind ALS/FTD

NIH-funded researchers at Stanford University used the gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 to rapidly identify genes in the human genome that might modify the severity...
gene editing

Newly Discovered CRISPR Mechanism May Help Prevent Dangerous Errors

Even as CRISPR gene-editing technology is offering insights into genetic diseases, researchers are discovering new things about how it actually works.In the first of two papers just published...
Diagnosing Disease

Researchers Advance CRISPR-Based Tool for Diagnosing Disease

The team that first unveiled the rapid, inexpensive, highly sensitive CRISPR-based diagnostic tool called SHERLOCK has greatly enhanced the tool’s power, and has developed a miniature...