Findings related to bacterial gene expression overturn fundamental assumptions about basic biological pathways.
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The COVID-19 virus can spread through the air – here's what it'll take to detect the airborne particles
Miniaturized laboratory equipment is making it easier to identify airborne pathogens in the field, but there's still work ahead to be able to instantly determine if a room is safe or contaminated.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
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Unique survey of gene expression by cell type in humans and mice reveals several deficits affecting the most vulnerable neurons.
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Wei Hsi “Ariel” Yeh dedicated her research in chemistry to solving some of the vast genetic mysteries behind hearing loss.
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Rapid home-based coronavirus tests are coming together in research labs — we’re working on analyzing spit using advanced CRISPR gene editing techniques
Testing for coronavirus has been a fiasco in the US. But now companies are developing super fast tests, including ones that might eventually be as simple as at home pregnancy tests.
May 20, 2020 • ~10 min
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Applied computational biology discoveries vastly expand the range of CRISPR’s access to DNA sequences.
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Using engineered binder proteins to detect viral proteins or antibodies rather than RNA, new tests may overcome current challenges in testing for SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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Tiny parts of our genome once thought useless are being turned into ways to diagnose and treat disease.
May 18, 2020 • ~6 min
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