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Cancer treatment using CRISPR-based Genome Editing System  Reporter: Irina Robu, PhD CRISPR, stands for “clusters of regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats” is one of the biggest accomplishments in science of this decade and it is the simplest tool for altering DNA sequences and modifying gene functions. The technology is adapted form the natural defense mechanism […]

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Novartis uses a ‘dimmer switch’ medication to fine-tune gene therapy candidates Reporter: Amandeep Kaur, BSc., MSc. Using viral vectors, lipid nanoparticles, and other technologies, significant progress has been achieved in refining the delivery of gene treatments. However, modifications to the cargo itself are still needed to increase safety and efficacy by better controlling gene expression. […]

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CRISPR-Cas9 and the Power of Butterfly Gene Editing Reporter: Madison Davis Genome editing is a relatively new branch of genetic engineering that utilizes modern technologies in altering, inserting, or deleting selective DNA sequences within cells.  CRISPR-Cas9, otherwise known as “Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat”, is a groundbreaking genome editing technique for scientists, as it […]

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Live Conference Coverage AACR 2020 in Real Time: Monday June 22, 2020 Mid Day Sessions Reporter: Stephen J. Williams, PhD This post will be UPDATED during the next two days with notes from recordings from other talks Follow Live in Real Time using #AACR20 @pharma_BI @AACR               Register for […]

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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020: Emmanuelle Charpentier & Jennifer A. Doudna Reporters: Stephen J. Williams, Ph.D. and Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 to Emmanuelle CharpentierMax Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, Berlin, Germany Jennifer A. DoudnaUniversity of California, Berkeley, […]

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Prime Editing as a New CRISPR Tool to Enhance Precision and Versatility   Reporter: Stephen J. Williams, PhD   CRISPR has become a powerful molecular for the editing of genomes tool in research, drug discovery, and the clinic (see posts and ebook on this site below) Volume Two: Latest in Genomics Methodologies for Therapeutics: Gene […]

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From AAAS Science News on COVID19: New CRISPR based diagnostic may shorten testing time to 5 minutes Reporter: Stephen J. Williams, Ph.D.                   A new CRISPR-based diagnostic could shorten wait times for coronavirus tests.     New test detects coronavirus in just 5 minutes By Robert F. ServiceOct. […]

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From High-Throughput Assay to Systems Biology: New Tools for Drug Discovery Curator: Stephen J. Williams, PhD Marc W. Kirschner* Department of Systems BiologyHarvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts 02115 With the new excitement about systems biology, there is understandable interest in a definition. This has proven somewhat difficult. Scientific fields, like spe­cies, arise by descent with […]

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Real Time Coverage @BIOConvention #BIO2019: Can Genome Editing Fulfill Its Promise and Meet Unmet Medical Needs? Philadelphia PA 118A, Level 100 Speakers Dr. Eric KmiecDirector, Gene Editing Institute atChristiana Care Health System Jonathan MarronPediatric Oncologist, Bioethicist, Health Services Researcher atDana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Harvard Medical School Dr. Debra MathewsAssoc Professor atJohns Hopkins […]

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CRISPR companies calling for article retraction from Nature Methods – If the same or similar sequence of letters appears elsewhere in the genome, that can result in an unintentional or off-target edit – Concerns of Harm caused by Gene Editing using CRISPR-Cas9   Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN Storm around the call for “Nature Methods […]

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