A new COVID-19 test could be a lot simpler. “The idea is to have a paper-based system where people can just look at it and say, yes, you have it, or not.”
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Using CRISPR, researchers found several new leukemia genes. The discovery will help clarify how these aggressive blood cancers arise and grow.
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A new model could help prevent unintended consequences when researchers use genetic modification on trees for things like biofuel.
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"We humans have only recently begun to exploit nature's CRISPR-Cas systems, but as it turns out, we are not the first."
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Thanks to genetically modified Bt cotton, "farmers in India are spending more on seeds, more on fertilizer, and more on insecticides."
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Biofortification of wheat shows promise for addressing "hidden hunger," a lack of essential vitamins and minerals in the human diet.
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Genetic engineered bacteria in the guts of honey bees could pump out medicines to protect the bees against Varroa mites and deformed wing virus.
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Genetic modification can keep poplar trees from emitting greenhouse gas into the atmosphere, while not messing with their growth potential.
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Using CRISPR to correct mutated muscle stem cells in mice may pave the way for lifelong treatments for people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
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New survey results indicate more support for using limited agricultural gene drives on non-native species of insect pests.
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