A CRISPR-based test developed at MIT and the Broad Institute can detect nearly as many cases as the standard Covid-19 diagnostic.
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Applied computational biology discoveries vastly expand the range of CRISPR’s access to DNA sequences.
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New CRISPR-based research tool delivers results in an hour; researchers share protocol and kits to advance research and move toward clinical validation.
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Neuroscientists identify genes that modulate the disease’s toxic effects.
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Researchers find master regulator needed for Toxoplasma gondii parasite to chronically infect host; promising step toward infection treatment, prevention.
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Smart materials change properties in response to specific DNA sequences; could be used in a variety of devices.
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Engineers program human and bacterial cells to keep a record of complex molecular events.
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Whitehead Institute team finds drugs that activate a key brain gene; initial tests in cells and mice show promise for rare, untreatable neurodevelopmental disorder.
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The new system, dubbed RESCUE, allows RNA edits to be made that were not previously possible.
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By introducing a gene variant associated with autism into monkeys, researchers hope to study treatment options for severe neurodevelopmental disorders.
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