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Gene editing fixes flaw linked to bad hearts

Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University provided the details today on an experiment with human embryos that demonstrated how gene editing can repair a genetic flaw linked to heart disease. The outlines of the experiment were reported last week, but … Continue reading

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Oregon team edits genes in human embryos

Chinese researchers crossed a threshold last year when they used CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tools to modify human embryos, and now Oregon researchers have reportedly crossed it as well. A report in MIT Technology Review suggests that the team at Oregon Health and Science University in … Continue reading

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Genetic code harnessed as digital circuitry

Researchers from the University of Washington have taken advantage of synthetic biology to turn yeast cells into building blocks for digital information processing. The experiment, described today in Nature Communications, turned the cells’ genetic code into NOR logic gates suitable for … Continue reading

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Genes edited to create color-coded stem cells

Researchers in Seattle have taken advantage of two of the hottest trends in biotech – cell reprogramming and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing – to create human stem cells that glow as they turn into different tissue types. The Allen Institute for Cell Science … Continue reading

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‘X-Files’ climax shines spotlight on gene editing

Spoiler Alert! This post doesn’t reveal any major plot twists, but it does explore significant elements of the “X-Files” season finale. Stop reading now if you want it to remain a surprise. This week’s season finale of “The X-Files” is one … Continue reading

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Editas raises $94 million in gene-editing IPO

Editas Medicine’s entry into the stock market with a $94.4 million initial public offering appears to be sparking positive signals for the company as well as the nascent gene-editing industry. That’s not only because the Massachusetts-based startup, which lists Microsoft … Continue reading

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Gene-editing startup Editas files for IPO

Editas Medicine filed the paperwork for an initial public offering today, marking a first for the growing number of private ventures that aim to take advantage of a powerful gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9. Among Editas’ private investors are Bng0, an investment … Continue reading

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