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MDC researchers greatly increase precision of new genome editing tool

(Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch 25 March 2015) CRISPR-Cas9 is a powerful new tool for editing the genome. For researchers around the world, the CRISPR-Cas9 technique is an exciting innovation because it is faster and cheaper than previous methods. 46 more words

Clinical Pathology

Plasmodium knowlesi: A New Ancient Malaria Parasite

There are over a hundred different species of the malaria-causing Plasmodium parasites in reptiles, birds and mammals. Being so widespread among terrestrial vertebrates, zoonotic transfer of… 882 more words

Microbiology

Gordon Research Conference on Marine Molecular Ecology - 2 to 7 Aug, Hong Kong

Linking Molecular Mechanisms with Ecological Outcomes

@ The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Application Deadline: July 5, 2015.

The topics and speakers for the conference sessions are displayed below (italics denote discussion leaders). 152 more words

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Resilience to temperature and pH changes in a future climate change scenario in six strains of the polar diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus

The effects of ocean acidification and increased temperature on physiology of six strains of the polar diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus from Greenland were investigated. Experiments were performed under manipulated pH levels (8.0, 7.7, 7.4, and 7.1) and different temperatures (1, 5 and 8 °C) to simulate changes from present to plausible future levels. 271 more words

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Scientists Seek Ban on Method of Editing the Human Genome

A group of leading biologists on Thursday (3/19/15) called for a worldwide moratorium on use of a new genome-editing technique that would alter human DNA in a way that can be inherited. 13 more words

Biology

Why drug discovery is so hard: Reason #26 -- We're discovering new players all the time

Drug discovery is so very hard because we don’t understand the way cells and organisms work very well. We know some of the actors — DNA, proteins, lipids, enzymes but new ones are being discovered all the time (even among categories known for decades such as microRNAs). 398 more words

Molecular Biology

Squid prolifically edit RNA to enrich their DNA

DNA, it’s what makes us, well us! Not that long ago, before we sequenced human DNA we assumed we had one of the largest genomes around. 426 more words

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